Thanks to the dogged determination of one man, Frederick Hoogland, thousands of people have enjoyed the beauty and recreation available at Lincoln Parish Park (LPP).
After decades of securing funds, scouring for a site and planning for the park, Hoogland helped secure the property for LPP in February, 1982. The park was first opened on a limited basis as the site was improved and developed, which including the construction of the park’s 30-acre lake.
In March, 1990, LPP became fully operational and by 1995, was averaging approximately 70,000 visitors annually. In 1993, James Ramsaur, present Park Director, approached Hoogland about adding now-nationally-recognized mountain biking trails; and in the late 90s RV campgrounds were added.
Today, the park hosts 80,000 outdoor lovers each year and offers a beautiful lake for swimming, boating and fishing; ample picnic and gathering areas; RV and camping sites; a 1.25 mile walking path around the lake; and both ten- and four-mile multi-use trails.