Photo Courtesy John English
August 10, 2018, marked the official opening of Lake Kirby Nature Park. At a ceremony presided over by Leslie Andrews for the city, many folks were recognized for their work in making completion of the First Phase a reality. Most importantly was the credit given to Mitch Wright whose master planning and oversight of the construction made it happen. Now begins efforts to make the remainder of the Master Plan come to fruition. Thanks to Mitch and all others for helping to shape the future of Abilene. Please take the time to drive out to the east side of Lake Kirby and see the impressive improvements.
The mission of Lake Kirby Nature Park is to improve and expand the conservation efforts, educational programs, and family friendly recreation of this valuable resource for the enjoyment of all visitors. The West Texas Science Center is working with the City of Abilene to improve Lake Kirby facilities.
Abilene's First Nature Park would be:
For the current Lake Kirby Master Plan developed by Mitch Wright, click here.