Lakeside starts project to put palm trees in Coos Co. park

LAKESIDE, Ore. - The Lakeside community is hoping to reel in tourists by bringing the flavor of the islands to Tenmile Lake County Park.

The city plans to start the project by lining the park's sandy lakeside beach with palm trees.

The Wulfy's Beach project will cost well over $100,000 once the fire pits, volleyball courts and amphitheater are built. For now it is funded by a $30,000 donation from a former Lakeside resident.

"We're going to utilize the beach to its fullest extent, we're going to start promoting beach events, we're going to start promoting a brew fest in October," said Lakeside's mayor, Dean Warner.

Warner said they plan to start construction as soon as the city picks a contractor. The community planned a beach party for August 30.

"We're ready to have Lakeside take another step, in that all of Coos County's going to be proud of us," said watershed coordinator Mike Mader. "I think we're going to see everybody on Wulfy's Beach labor day."