Thanks to a transfer by donation from the Lopez Village Association, San Juan County Parks is now the legal owner of 1.35-acre Lopez Village Park, preserving the land as a park in perpetuity. The park is situated near the Market in the heart of Lopez Village, and provides open green space for day use with picnic tables, restrooms, and coin-operated showers. The property is valued at $262,000.
Lopez Village Association (LVA) will continue to support the park through an annual contribution of capital funds through 2014. The Lopez Chamber will continue to operate the park under a contract with County Parks and will pay park maintenance and operations expenses until 2018. Park management and use will be much the same under the County Parks regulations.
During the early 1990s, the county worked in partnership with the LVA and the Lopez Chamber to develop the restroom and shower facilities at Lopez Village Park. In 1993, the LVA entered into a management agreement with the Chamber to manage the park facilities for 10 years. Toward the end of the agreement period, in early 2003, negotiations began on future ownership and management of the park and developed facilities.
For more information, call the Park Superintendent at 378-8420.