Photo by Nikki Williams.

Sand Beach Lake Project Unveiled

Bolivar Mayor Julian McTizic unveiled plans for Sand Beach Lake on the east end of Bolivar, in a ceremony on May 23.
Unveiled as a 122-acre park, the plans have a boat ramp, beach area, walking trails, an amphitheatre, camping areas, and in the future, cabins.
McTizic said that he expects the walking trail to be finished in two to three years, and the camping area, amphitheatre, and zip line in 3-4 years.
Councilman Page Walley said he has kept an eye on this project for a few years.
“Historically, there have been talks, on and off, about possible development around the lake, but as of the last two years, development has moved from talks to actually planning the project,” he said.
In November of 2018, the city voted to use the funds from the Hatchie River Project to purchase the property to create a tourism destination.
The sale was made final this April.