In May 2015, heavy rains were impounded within Joe Pool Lake inundating the entire Cedar Hill State Park’s Day Use area and all of its facilities for nearly three months. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reallocated its available budget for the park to repair the flood damages and in October 2016 hired Huitt-Zollars to prepare a new master plan for the Day Use Area and to design: Stabilization of up to 4,000 linear feet of the eroded shoreline; landscaping, grading and revegetation; new trails and sidewalks; replacement for Comfort Station #7; renovation of Comfort Station Nos. 6 and 9; Two new Comfort Stations at the boat ramp and near the fishing pier; a new Group Recreation Hall; new swim area with an ADA accessible route; new picnic tables with reinforced concrete slabs and shelters; new nature play playground and equipment; replacement of a lift station and grinder pumps; electrical and IT services and new and replacement waterlines and sanitary sewer force mains. This project included a mile-long shoreline trail designed to comply with the ABA Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas.
Flood Damage Repairs at Cedar Hill State Park
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department