The menu of recreational opportunities within the City of Montrose continues to grow with the approval of a new city ordinance allowing expanded use of the lake at Taviwach Park. The ordinance allows for swimming at the lake, incidental to the use of non-motorized watercraft and in accordance with posted signage, an activity that was previously prohibited.
The ordinance was prepared by the City Attorney’s office in cooperation with local business owner Bill Glasscock of Montrose Kayak and Surf who saw the potential to expand recreational offerings at the park. “It is with great pride that we here at Montrose Kayak and Surf were able to show the city that, with proper risk mitigation, the lake at Taviwach Park is a valuable community resource to be utilized,” Glasscock said.
The Montrose community now has the ability to use the lake for stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking, and other non-motorized water sports.
“The City Council is excited to enable new uses at the park by approving the ordinance,” said Montrose Mayor Judy Ann Files. “The lake is a wonderful setting for kayaking and SUP activities, especially for those who are interested in trying the sports or developing their skills in calm waters.”
Taviwach Park is located at 2365 Air Parkway, off Industrial Drive on the west side of North Townsend Avenue. In addition to the lake, the park also features walking trails, picnic tables, grassy areas, and a large parking area.