The future Lexington Lake Park, previously referred to as the Rieke Lake property, consists of 465-acres located west
of De Soto and north of K-10 Highway. The site includes a 30-acre
fishing lake, as well as a mix of woodlands, forest,
and open areas.
A master plan for the park was completed by a consulting team headed by Bowman Bowman Novick,
Inc., of Kansas City, Missouri. and it was approved by the Board of Park and Recreation
Commissioners in 2008.
In addition to multiple picnic shelters and restrooms, the elements
planned for Lexington Lake Park include:
- Natural amphitheater
- Wetlands with boardwalk
- Tent camping sites
- Fishing pier
- Boat launch
- Marina for pedal boats and canoes
- Paved multi-use trail (3.1 miles)
- Hiking trail (1.4 miles)
- Disc golf course
- Sand volleyball courts
- Sports practice fields (4)
- 5k boys cross country course
- 4k girls cross country course
The first phase of the park's development is now in progress, with an anticipated opening in 2017.