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Lake Atalanta

Natural trail existing: 3.8 miles
Paved trail: 2.5 miles

The Lake Atalanta Trail begins at the end of Poplar Street with a nature hike down the hill from Historic Downtown Rogers. The natural trail is a narrow path winding through the wooded hillside to the recreational area and walking trail surrounding Lake Atalanta. The trail offers a sight-seeing stop at the site of the historic Frisco Spring, which is marked with two display signs explaining the spring’s legacy of once providing water for the Frisco Railroad. Along the forested hillside section, the Lake Atalanta Trail includes benches and a couple of wooden foot bridges crossing a wet-weather stream. The trail eventually reaches the 35-acre lake, a manmade dam and the city’s outdoor swimming pool within Lake Atalanta Park. A well-traveled dirt road and another trail section wrap around the lake.

Lake Atalanta Park was completed in 1987 but was established in 1936, making it the second-oldest park in the city. It has beautiful mature trees, a dozen picnic tables, various playground equipment and fishing opportunities. Picnic pavilions and an event center at the park are common spots for community events, family gatherings and more.