By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)–Mountain residents will celebrate the opening of a two-acre park overlooking Lake Arrowhead during a dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.
“This is an opportunity for residents to visit their new park and to take part in dedicating this great new facility in memory of longtime Lake Arrowhead resident and supporter Audrey MacKay and her grandson, Deputy Jeremiah MacKay,” San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair Janice Rutherford said.
Audrey MacKay was the first chair of the County Service Area 70 D-1 Dam Commission, which was formed in August 1974 to maintain the dam at Papoose Lake. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremiah MacKay was shot and killed in the line of duty in February.
MacKay Park is located on a plateau off Highway 173 above Papoose Lake on two acres owned by County Service Area 70 D-1. The park features a toddlers’ playground, picnic area, shelter, walking paths and a viewing deck offering breathtaking views of Lake Arrowhead and the surrounding area.
“Since purchasing this property approximately 15 years ago, the goal has been to provide a public park for the Lake Arrowhead community,” San Bernardino County Department of Special Districts Director Jeff Rigney said. “Hopefully this is just the beginning, and with the help of other agencies, we can expand this into a multi-use community park.”