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Lake Atalanta, Rogers

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Lake Atalanta is a reservoir along Prairie Creek in Rogers, Arkansas, used primarily for recreation, built in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration. The lake is named for Atalanta Gregory, the wife of O.L. Gregory, who donated most of the land that now forms the lake. Lake Atalanta Dam is earthen with rock fill, and is 43ft tall and 910ft long.
Today, Lake Atalanta is surrounded by the second oldest park in Rogers. The park contains a playground, picnic area, and walking trail. Just below the dam is a second city park, Lake Atalanta Dam Site, constructed in 1987.
FishingLake Atalanta is part of the "Family and Community Fishing Program" for Arkansas. The lake is stocked with channel catfish in the summer months, and rainbow trout in the winter months. Stocking schedules and the special regulations that apply can be found in the current Arkansas fishing and trout fishing handbooks.
Lake Atalanta was constructed in 1936-1938 as a public works project of the Works Progress Administration, a New Deal-era agency. For the first ten years of its existence, the area around Lake Atalanta was undeveloped, and used primarily for fishing. In 1948 and 1949, a swimming pool, miniature golf course, roller skating rink, and restaurant were constructed. In the mid-1950s, Lake Atalanta became a water source for the city with the construction of a water treatment plant. During a drought in the 1960s, the lake nearly dried up, and was refilled by pumping water from nearby Beaver Lake. In 1970, Beaver Lake replaced Lake Atalanta as the city's water source.
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  • Not too many people, a wonderful little trail around the lake. 10/10 place to kiss a boy on a bridge.  more »
  • Welcome place for kids playing.. walking track... family get together place..lake and kids play area.  more »
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  • I raised my children at this park. Through the years they have made it into a family oriented park, drive and walking area for all the family. Plus one can stop to fish, take in the view. Watch all that is going on in the park. I have blessed for almost 22 years with this park. Raised 8 children in it.
  • Love Lake Atalanta I enjoyed walking around the lake and seeing sites ..I and a friend spotted an Eagle whooooot this was so cool..

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