Opening Day for Sleeter Lake Park
The Round Hill Town Council is pleased to announce that a new town park on Sleeter Lake will open to the public on Wednesday, Aug. 15, with an official ceremony scheduled for September 15, 2018.
The 11-acre park features picnic areas with tables and grills, canoe and kayak storage, a soft-launch and an extensive shoreline for fishing. It is located between Round Hill and Purcellville, on the east side of Sleeter Lake, south of Route 7. Access is off of Lakefield Road. The address is 17749 Lakefield Road. It will be open 7 am to dusk.
The land for the park and lake access were granted to the Town as part of the 1990 rezoning that created the Villages of Round Hill. The Town of Round Hill and Loudoun County paid for the park’s development.
“The development of Sleeter Lake Park has been in the Town’s plans for nearly 20 years, and we are thrilled that it will be opening soon,” said Round Hill Mayor Scott Ramsey.
In addition to the Town and County, a number of local volunteer organizations have had a hand in the beautification of the park, including Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, the Round Hill Outdoors Committee, members of Girl Scout Daisy Troop 70079 and Boy Scout Pack 961.
“We are extremely fortunate to have the support of volunteers who are dedicated to making Sleeter Lake Park a beautiful asset for our community, and we look forward to growing relationships with these groups and others in the future,” Ramsey said.
The opening of the park could not have happened without the collaboration between the Town and the Round Hill Owners Association, which owns the lake and much of the land adjacent to it, as part of the Lake Point and West Lake neighborhoods.
Of the lake, RHOA President Joe Luppino-Esposito said, “We look forward to sharing this treasure with the Town and the greater Round Hill community. All of us will be working together to protect and preserve Sleeter Lake and its parks for future generations.”
The development proffers stated that the rules governing the park be agreed upon by both the Town and the RHOA. A set of rules were finalized and signed by both parties at the end of July. Full copies of the rules will be posted at the park and online that include rules such as no swimming, no gasoline powered engines, and a limit of 18 boats on the water at a time. Park hours will be 7:00 am to dusk and will be closed to the public during the winter.