Lexington Lake Park, previously referred to as the Rieke Lake property, opened in July 2017. The 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. It was approved by the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners in 2008.
Master Plan Highlights
4 Soccer fields with parking and restroom
8 to 10 walk-in campsites with restroom
Approximately 430 acres
Boardwalk over wetland area
Cross country trails
Hiking trail approximately 1.4 miles (approximately 2.3 kilometers)
Large picnic shelter
Marina with boat ramp and parking
Paddle boat and canoe dock
Paved multi-use trail approximately 3.1 miles (approximately 5 kilometers)
Several small shelters
Approximately 160 acres
Boat ramp and courtesy dock with parking
Lake area approximately 28 acres
Parking for restroom and shelters
Paved multi-use trail around the lake approximately 1.6 miles (2.5 kilometers)
Picnic shelters with grills and water fountain
Playground with small shelter
Phase I - Complete
The first phase of the park's development is now complete. Visit the Lexington Lake Park's project page for completion details, property notes, and future implementations.