Lincoln’s Landing celebrates ribbon cutting on new fishing park
November 27, 2023 · Community
Community leaders and locals from the surrounding area joined city and project officials for the Lincoln’s Landing ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 26 in Lincoln, Alabama. This facility is the largest public access site on Logan Martin Lake.
The City of Lincoln has been benefiting from Lincoln’s Landing long before the official ribbon cutting, with the park being open to the public since mid-2021 and already having hosted many fishing tournaments and events due to high demand. The fishing tournaments, amenities and access for the public has already earned Lincoln’s Landing a reputation as one of the most pristine fishing parks in Alabama.
Lincoln’s Landing has been nothing short of a success in the short time it’s been open. Thousands of boats have descended on the docks, and fishing tournaments have been scheduled for months out to secure their spot. One of the recent tournaments featured the Bassmasters College Series.
“This place, this piece of property, a little over three years ago was an operating sod farm,” Lincoln’s Landing Director Les Robinson said. “We are privileged to the cut the ribbon today on one of the premier fishing facilities in the United States. It has been my privilege to have the reigns placed in my hand, and I thank the mayor and council of the City of Lincoln for having the faith in me and the confidence to take on this endeavor.”
The fishing park consists of 10 all-season boat launches, 250 trailer/truck parking spaces and more. Additionally, the 1,400-foot boardwalk is a great place for citizens to come fish or take a stroll on the water. There are three pavilions – the main one is 900 square feet, while the other two are 150 square feet – offering ideal space for locals to visit or host events.
Since the park opened, there have been approximately 15,000 boats launched and more than 160 tournaments hosted at the park, according to Robinson.
“Lincoln’s Landing has already proved to be a valuable amenity for the city, with tournaments and events booked more than a year in advance,” Keith Strickland, PE, GMC project manager said. “That’s the kind of progress we love to see once a project has been completed, and we’re proud to be part of a something that will continue to serve as an economic driver for the community for years to come.”
Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) provided architecture, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental services and landscape architecture for the project.