Cypress Cove Park History
Updated: Jan 22, 2021
Boat Ramp Renovation and Expansion: September 19, 1998 Kevin Stiegler, Marty Tackett, Tom Root, Greg Hoffmann, Jane & Bill Heater, & Beverly Root worked on the project
Park Expansion Phase I: The ILA Applied for the City of Irving neighborhood grant April 2001. From May 20, 2001 through September 2001 ILA members created a picnic area, cleared brush, improved a drainage creek from Diamond Lane storm drain, removed large underground concrete pipes, and created a foot bridge using one of the concrete pipes. The ILA purchased 5 green metal picnic tables in October 2001. Peggy Tackett served as Project Manager for neighborhood grant. Many ILA members volunteered their time and worked on the park project. Southwest Airlines donated 2 airline tickets that were raffled off to help finance the project.
New BBQ grills and picnic tables at Cypress Cove Park 9/7/2002 – Thanks to Jim Young for purchasing 3 new picnic tables and 3 new BBQ grills. The funding came from the City of Irving’s Community Partnership Fund. Greg, Joanne, & Jeremy Hoffmann, Jeremy’s friend, Rose and Gene Stoneburner, Al Kohutek, Paul Poole, Wayne Lee, Bill Heater, Jim & Darlene Young, and David & Carol Kern, helped assemble the tables and build the foundations at the park. About 3 yards of cement were used to build the foundations.
New Bridge at Cypress Cove Park September 20, 2003 – Thanks to Marty Tackett, Rick Huffman, Gene Stoneburner, Jim Young, Greg Hoffmann, and Tom Root for designing and building the a new foot bridge at Cypress Cove Park. The funding came
from the City of Irving’s Community Partnership Fund.
Thanks to Marty Tackett, Rick Huffman, Gene Stoneburner, Jim Young, Greg Hoffmann, and Tom Root for designing and building the a new foot bridge at Cypress Cove Park in September, 2003. The funding came from the City of Irving’s Community Partnership Fund.
New ILA boat dock at Cypress Cove Park August 22, 2004 – It was reminiscent of an old fashion barn raising as the Lake Vilbig neighbors came together to build the dock.
Rick Huffman was the project manager and began working on the dock many months before the first pole was set. Rick was able to secure a $1,500.00 grant from the City of Irving’s Community Partnership Fund. That along with $509.89 from the ILA general fund was used to purchase the materials.
Special thanks to Cliff Cook of Crossroads Trailer Services for donating the use of a trailer to pickup the material. Marty Tackett for rigging up the pneumatic tools to use around the water. Gene Stoneburner for donating electrical power near the dock. Jane and Bill Heater for providing the lunch on the last day of the project and Tom Root for acting as crew chief while Rick was away Saturday morning.
A total of 19 ILA volunteers put in a total of 254.5 hours on the project. Some volunteers took vacation time off at their place of employment to help during the week, some worked in the rain, and some brought the tools needed for the project.
Volunteers & hours worked: Rick Huffman 56.5 hrs, Beverly Root 17.5 hrs, Tom Root 40.5 hrs, Andy MacAbee 21.5 hrs, Steve Dillon 11 hrs, George Denton 14 hrs, Jim Young 6 hrs, Jon Griffin 5 hrs, Marty Tackett 6 hrs, Tom Kressley 7 hrs, Tim Casbeer 8 hrs, Gene Stoneburner 14.5 hrs, Bill Grigsby 10 hrs, Chris Huffman 9 hrs, Al Kohutek 6 hrs, Eric Donley 3 hrs, David Donley 3 hrs, Peggy Tackett 8.5 hrs, Kevin Stiegler 7.5 hrs.
The new dock extends 24 feet into the water, is 39 feet long, and it’s measurements are within the ILA’s lake easement restrictions and covenants.
A big thanks to all who helped make this possible!
New ILA boat ramp at Cypress Cove Park – 2011: This is a full sized ramp that will accommodate full sized boat. The old ramp was hard to back down due to the limited turn around area and cypress trees have grown up next to it. The new ramp is in a better location and was professionally installed.