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Summer recreation in full swing in Tahoe City

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From left, Jeff Glazner, Salix Consulting; Marvin Davis, MDA Geotechnical; Bob Bolton, TCPUD; Matt Homolka, TCPUD; Nathan Chorey, Auerbach Engineering; Wally Auerbach, Auerbach Engineering; Ron Treabess, NLTRA; Dan Wilkins, TCPUD; Judy Friedman, TCPUD; David Boesch, Placer County; John Donnelly, Wildlife Conservation Board; Cindy Gustafson, TCPUD; and boat ramp users Carol and Colin Hintergardt help cut the ribbon on the new Lake Forest Boat Ramp this spring.
Courtesy TCPUD |

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Tahoe City Public Utility District Parks and Recreation recently opened various facilities for the public in time for the summer season.

The 22 miles of TCPUD maintained bike trails have been swept, groomed. Further, the Lake Forest Boat Ramp reopened to the public on April 15, after completion of a $1.1 million replacement project that included dredging of the launch area to the original 6,219-foot elevation.

“This project couldn’t have been completed at a better time,” said Bob Bolton, Director of Parks and Recreation. “With the low water levels, this project will allow the public boating access to the Lake, hopefully all summer.”

The ramp will only be accepting credit card payments; cash will not be accepted.

Meanwhile, the Lake Forest Campground opened for campers on May 21, and Commons Beach is ready for the season, with brand new sand, both at the beach and in the kids’ playground area.

TCPUD is also offering summer and year-round kayak and paddleboard rack rentals at Commons Beach, Lake Forest Beach and Skylandia Park. Space is limited and rental reservations are being accepted.

The dog park off Grove Street and the public restrooms at Pomin and Skylandia Park have also been reopened. The Kilner Park tennis courts are undergoing a major replacement project; brand new courts are scheduled to open July 1. Kilner Park itself and the restrooms will be open during construction.

Softball and bocce ball leagues are getting ready to kick off, and team space is still available. Registration for the sailing program, Camp Skylandia, swim lessons and other speciality camps and programs is open as well — call 530-583-3440 or visit tcpud.org for information.

This article was submitted by the Tahoe City Public Utility District.