Is this Des Plaines or Miami Beach?

In these cold days of winter a picture like this helps us remember what awaits us in the spring.

Pastel modern houses, men in straw hats, glassy buildings overlooking a sun-drenched and deep blue body of water... if I didn't know better, I'd think I was looking at a snapshot of Miami Beach in the 1960s!

What we actually see here is the mid-century modern clubhouse at , circa the 1960s, serving the 18-hole, par 3 golf course and marina.


From these early days, Lake Park has grown into a mature park. While there weren't even any trees when this picture was taken, today Lake Park includes the beautifully landscaped Lake Opeka, walking paths, a gazebo, fishing pier, volleyball courts, playgrounds and a band shell, providing year-round recreation.

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Robert January 19, 2012 at 06:16 AM
It was nice at Lake Opeka when they had the 4th of July fireworks.


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