The park is a lightly developed fairly open natural resource area. Currently Fishing is the main amenity. We have partnered with the IDNR to create the public access site. The access site has a concrete ramp for boat drop off and ample parking.
Lake is a nine acre lake. Aquatic species are surveyed and stocked by the IDNR, if needed. Park is 127 acres with some older stands of timber and a much newer growth section.
Park has one open shelter. Shelter is used first come first serve.
The trail system has been revisited and 1.5 miles have been cleared in 2023. Additional trails will be looked into after construction is complete. JCPR is leaving flagging tape up for 2023 and will likely mark the trails in 2024.
Playgrounds are currently present, as is a basketball court, sand volleyball, and baseball/softball field. A new playground complex was added in 2018.
Eco Lake Park upgrades are currently absorbed by a JCPR budget that has had no increases relative to the additional facility. All major upgrades are grant dependent at this point. We are actively pursuing grants for the campground and supporting elements.