A new feature was added to Lake Lorraine today — a fountain on the southern end of the lake. Friessen Development, Inc. installed the fountain as part of continued enhancements to the development and Lake Walk, the path that will eventually go around the lake and is open to the public on the west side.
“We are excited to continue to add to the quality of life aspects of Lake Lorraine,” said Patty Vognild, Vice President for Friessen Development, Inc. “My Dad (Friessen Construction’s Warren Friessen and the visionary behind Lake Lorraine) wanted this to be a special place for the entire community and we hope this will add to the quiet enjoyment of the lake.”
Friessen Development, Inc., the land owners partnering with VanBuskirk Companies to market and develop the area, will continue to add more features to the Lake Walk this summer and fall. While the lake itself is private, the Lake Walk is open to the public. In fact, several residents at Grand Living at Lake Lorraine were able to watch the fountain installation as they enjoyed their regular Saturday morning coffee from the shores of the lake. The lake view with their morning coffee is a definite perk, they said.
The fountain is visible from all points along the west side of the Lake Walk — and can even be seen from W. 26th Street just west of Interstate 29. The fountain was installed by Friessen Construction employees, who had to wait for a break in their construction schedule and optimal wind and weather conditions.