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  • sunset over a lake at twin lakes
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Twin Lakes Recreation Area


A 73 acre park that is home to a dog park, large lake, a trail, and the Little Mates Cove swim area.


Park Facilities

  • 73.3 Acres
  • Reservable shelter
  • 1 – ADA drinking fountain
  • Restrooms (open April 15 – October 15)
  • Playground
  • 2 – Picnic tables along lake
  • Dog Park
  • Little Mates Cove swim area (pay)
  • 1 – Lake for non-motorized boating/fishing (18.8 acres; free) – boats must be carried in from parking lots – no drive access
  • Bath house
  • Trail – 0.4 mile; gravel biking, walking, jogging trail with MKT connection

Lakeside Dog Park

This roomy area is for all dog sizes during the spring through fall season. It is fenced on three sides, with the lake serving as the west boundary. Dogs can enjoy playing in the 16-acre fishing lake. Dog park users can park in the shelter parking lot. The restoom by the shelter is open April 15 to October 15. This area is closed during the winter – generally December through February. During this time all dogs and their owners are directed to use the Off-Season Dog Park.

Paws Pond Dog Park

Small dogs rule in this new area created just for them. Dogs visiting this area should be no taller than 18 inches at the shoulder. There is a small pond in this fenced in area. This area is closed during the winter – generally December through February. During this time all dogs and their owners are directed to use the Off-Season Dog Park.

Off-Season Dog Park

For the winter off-season – generally December through February, this dog park for all dog sizes is set up to help safeguard does from falling through the lake ice. The creation of the Off-Season Dog Park was in response to the Fire Department’s request after having been dispatched nine times during one winter season to rescue dogs that had ventured out onto the large fishing lake and fallen through the ice. Although the restrooms are winterized and closed October 15 to April 15, the Parks and Recreation Department provides a port-a-pot for the winter dog park users.