A nearly $8 million refurbishment on Lake Elsinore gets unveiled today, said Pat Kilroy, the city’s director of parks and recreation.
The newly renamed La Laguna Resort boasts more than 11 acres featuring a sandy beach, designated wading area, six-lane boat launch, two 400-foot-long docks, massive parking lot, restroom facility, fish-cleaning station, picnic area, lights and landscaping.
The June 30 official grand opening takes place at 32040 Riverside Drive and the public is encouraged to attend. Opening-day activities from 1 - 5 p.m. include boat and RV exhibits, food vendors and kids’ activities. Regular day-use fees apply.
It’s hoped, Kilroy said, that La Laguna Resort will bring visitors back – time and again.
La Laguna was designed with boaters and anglers in mind, Kilroy continued. The new docks feature a fiberglass finish to protect expensive boats, the staging area offers easy turnaround for tow vehicles, a shiny new fish-cleaning station makes life easier for anglers,
Additionally, to ensure city visitors know where La Laguna is located, Kilroy said eventually new directional signs will be posted from the 15 Freeway.
While vendors have yet to sign on the dotted line, Kilroy stressed there is room for businesses to open at La Laguna. Additionally, he is hoping the adjoining motor home park on Riverside Drive – which has remained open during the boat launch closure -- will be improved now that the new resort is opening. A request for proposal is being drafted that will look for private investment to upgrade the campground in exchange for a concession agreement, Kilroy explained.
Kilroy said he is anxious for visitors to enjoy Lake Elsinore’s newest attraction. “This is a signature event for the city as far as putting us on the recreational map."