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New Willow Beach Fishing Pier to Officially Open at Public Ceremony

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Date: September 17, 2008
Contact: Andrew Munoz, 702.293.8691

Willow Beach, Ariz. – The National Park Service and Arizona State Parks will celebrate the opening of the new fishing pier at Willow Beach during a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008.  The pier was constructed with funding from the Arizona State Lake Improvement Fund (SLIF) at a cost of $826,872.

This is the first step in a multi-million dollar facility upgrade for the Willow Beach area that will begin early next year.  The pier is self-adjusting and is designed to reduce long term operation and maintenance costs.  It features an all aluminum structure on recycled molded plastic floats, is fully wheelchair accessible, and provides 2,280 square feet of space for the enjoyment of park visitors.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony.  

Members of the media should arrive by 9:30 a.m.  Superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, William K. Dickinson will be available for interviews.

Did You Know?

Hoover Dam In Take Towers

Lake Mead was named in honor of Dr. Elwood Mead. As Commissioner of Reclamation from 1924 - 1936, he drafted new specifications for a giant project that would dam the Colorado River and create the world's (at that time) largest artificial lake.