(Decatur, IL) — On May 10, the Park District announced that it would cease gas sales on Lake Decatur because of low sales volume, deterioration of the gas dock, and costly repairs needed at the Snack Shack building in Nelson Park. Since that time, a number of community members have weighed in, saying that gas service is critical if the lake is to become a destination point.
In response to these concerns and to better serve our boating population, the Park Board and City have agreed to investigate possibilities for future gas sales, and the service resumed this past Saturday at the Snack Shack.
“Since 2009, the Park Board and City Council have partnered in the development of Lakeshore Landing, a long-term strategic plan designed to provide unique recreational amenities for Decatur residents, attract visitors, and improve our community’s quality of life,” said Chris Harrison, Park Board President. “Following discussion, we were able to agree upon a workable, temporary option for gas sales on the lake. Moving forward, both organizations will continue to seek a permanent solution for 2019 and beyond.”
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“If you own a boat and believe gas sales are important to maintain on Lake Decatur,” Harrison concluded, “please purchase from us rather than hauling gas to your dock or filling up at the gas station. Together, we can make this a viable amenity at Nelson Park.”