Thursday, February 7, 2013
With the arrival of snow, the sledding hill at Three Oaks Recreation Area is officially open.
The arrival of snow - and more snow- finally marks the opening of the sledding hill at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake. According to city officials, and the sign at Three Oaks, the sledding hill is now open. Lack of snow over the past two winters has prevented residents from getting much use from the slope. Parking is free for residents, and non-residents should be prepared to pay parking fees, according to the Three Oaks website. Restroom facilities are available on site. Sledding is permitted during regular park areas, sunrise to sunset. No supervision is available - adults and children should sled at their own risk. Snowboards, skis, ramps and jumps are not permitted. Three Oaks Recreation Area is located at 5517 Route 14, …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Reaction from Crystal Lake officials and residents is a factor in dropping the idea of offering resident rates at Three Oaks for Lake in the Hills residents and at Woods Creek Lake for Crystal Lake residents.
- Tim Kane
Saturday, September 24, 2011
A proposal by one Lake in the Hills Village Board trustee to allow LITH residents into Crystal Lake's Three Oaks Recreation Area has been squashed—for now. During a village board meeting Tuesday night, trustees decided not to move forward with the proposed reciprocal agreement that would give residents of LITH access to Three Oaks and Crystal Lake access to Woods Creek Lake in LITH at resident rates. Lake in the Hills Trustee Bob Huckins brought the idea to the village at a recent Parks and Recreation Committee meeting. Huckins had his eye on Three Oaks Recreation Area, a former gravel mine that opened as a fisherman’s paradise with boat rentals, a beach with a raft to swim out to, splash park and hiking trails. Questions arose over …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
One Lake in the Hills Village Board trustee is proposing an agreement between Lake in the Hills and Crystal Lake that would allow village residents to use Three Oaks Recreation Area for free.
Last week, Lake in the Hills Patch posted an article about an agreement proposed by Lake in the Hills Village Trustee Bob Huckins that would allow Lake in the Hills residents to use the new and very popular Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake for free. In exchange, Crystal Lake residents would be able to use the beaches on Woods Creek Lake in Lake in the Hills at a discounted rate of $2 — which is how much Lake in Lake in the Hills residents pay. Crystal Lake residents get into Three Oaks for free, while others have to pay a fee. We heard from a lot of readers who had strong opinions on this proposal. We have included some of those comments below. Let us know what you think about the proposal in the comments section below. Tell us…