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Forgotten Lake Gets a Second Lease on Life


Munster Parks and Recreation wants to put a nine-hole golf course next to a 30-acre lake once used as a clay pit. The lake, which sits behind the mammoth Munster Steel Company on Calument Avenue, is currently visible only from a dead-end residential street. There is no public access to the property around the lake.

The golf course would be part of the 205-acre “Lakewood Park” project, which would include a soccer complex, disc (Frisbee) golf course, trail system, performance stage and arena, large public garden and open space. Hitchcock Design Group of Naperville, Illinois the project planner. The town of Munster is currently waiting for approval of an access road; if that go-ahead is given, construction would begin on the nine-holer this summer.