Posts by Friends Of Lake Hefner


»Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Activities

  I urge everyone to attend the meeting about new development on Lake Hefner this Thursday evening.  There was a meeting on Tuesday for the Edgewater-Lakepointe neighborhood residents and the meeting Thursday is for Lake “user groups” and other interested parties.  As we have seen in past years with other proposed projects for the lake the architecture firm has a six month head start on us.  I missed the contract approval in the Water Trust meeting notes partially because it is titled as an urban development study for Northwest Expressway.  I do know that once development starts it will be difficult to stop and impossible to correct the damage. The outcome of what happens to the Lake Hefner Reservation is up to you and everyone you contact and bring...

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Oil Wells on a Water Supply Lake – The Next Step

»Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Activities

I really appreciate everyone who has made calls, written emails and letters, posted on social media and attended meetings in an effort to deflect this latest attempt to drill on Lake Hefner.  It is mind boggling that there is one little square of land on Hobie Point that neatly is outside the 660 foot exclusion zones and allows this company to make their proposal.  Interestingly enough the keyhole that exists allows them to drill but there are no restrictions on how much land they can take up with roads and battery tanks and pipelines and parking for fracking equipment and waste water tanks.  Believe me, this is one of those “give ‘em and inch and they’ll take a mile” situations.  Very similar to the two restaurants that were to be...

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»Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Activities

In a holiday attack on Lake Hefner worthy of an unsavory political strategist, Pedestal Oil Company, 204 N Robinson Ave, OKC 73102, (405) 236-8596, in case you want to call or send them a Christmas card, is making another run at erecting drilling rigs on the Lake Hefner reservation. This community meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p. m. Thursday, December 18th, at the Will Rogers Park Conservatory located at 3400 NW 36th Street.   The parking lot off of 36th is small but there is additional parking in a lot south of the Conservatory that can be accessed from N. Grand Boulevard on the east or from Pat Murphy Drive by turning in at the Oklahoma City Tennis Complex off of North Portland between NW 33rd and 34th. Pedestal has managed to schedule the “public”...

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»Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Activities

  Re: Lake Hefner Boat Owners Association / Central Oklahoma Sailing Association / Hobie Point Yacht Club This amalgam of organizations (I’ll call it LHBOA) is currently renegotiating the permit for the use of Keel Hall and other lake areas for the purpose of supporting sailing activities.  This permit has been in place, renewed annually, for twenty years. In exchange for permitted access to these facilities LHBOA agrees to pay the city an annual monetary consideration, carry a $1M liability insurance policy to hold the City and the Water Trust harmless, coordinate and execute a harbor watch for the City marina, conduct boating and water safety classes, maintain the Keel Hall building, and provide other activities that enhance the water based...

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Auto Burglaries Around Lake Hefner Pick Up Over Weekend

»Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Activities

Posted: May 19, 2014 6:26 PM CDT       Updated: May 19, 2014 6:27 PM CDT        By Heather Hope, News 9 - OKLAHOMA CITY – Crime is picking up near and around Lake Hefner. About a dozen people were victims of a string of car break-ins over the weekend. The Lake Hefner area was packed with many people on the trails and thieves in the parking lots doing a string of smash and grabs. “These people they were busy on Friday night, I guess the weather was good enough for them to go stealing, but they didn’t want to go exercise,” theft victim Sherri Grubbs said. Grubbs said she was enjoying a beautiful evening bike ride at Stars and Stripes Park when it took an ugly turn. “Well, we pull up as we’re coming back and there are...

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