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#11452607 - 03/02/16 07:07 PM Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently)
Herron Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 194
Loc: Dallas
Just a heads up to those considering PTL - apparently it is now closed to all boats, in spite of signage to the contrary. Last
Saturday afternoon, I watched as a couple of yakkers were told by a police officer to pull their boats from the water. I called the Prosper Code Enforcement, and the response (voicemail) I got confirmed that boating is no longer allowed. Take it for what it's worth, but you may want to call the Town of Prosper before you head that way. Also, if you hear something different, please feel free to post. I'd love to get back on the lake with confidence, even if I never catch much there. Also, bank fishing is still allowed.

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#11452658 - 03/02/16 07:26 PM Re: Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently) [Re: Herron]
collincountytx Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 15163
Loc: Dallas, TX
Similar thing happened a few years back (city ordinance was initially enforced; but a month later, PTL got an exception). Sounds like the exception has been revoked. That lake and those fish need a rest.
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#11452952 - 03/02/16 09:18 PM Re: Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently) [Re: Herron]
B_Rod Offline
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Registered: 10/24/06
Posts: 5640
Loc: Fort Worth
Yeah, because kayak fishing is harmful to the lake and citizenry. Wait...what??? hmmm

Probably proposed and pushed through the city council by a "small-minded, feral, spiritual atrophied bureaucrat."

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#11453167 - 03/03/16 04:45 AM Re: Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently) [Re: Herron]
Fisherman13 Offline
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Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 2009
Loc: Lake Lavon
That really stinks I'd use another work but it might get censored. It was a fun place to paddle even if the fishing could be tough at times. Glad I got to go there before they shut it down at least. I figured that was always a possibility with it being so close to those housing sub divisions. I would not be surprised at all if it eventually becomes private as well.

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#11453489 - 03/03/16 08:31 AM Re: Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently) [Re: Herron]
C-Frog Offline
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Registered: 04/11/12
Posts: 1617
Loc: The Colony,TX
If PTL is public waterway how can they ban us?

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#11453506 - 03/03/16 08:36 AM Re: Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently) [Re: Herron]
pearow Offline
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Registered: 12/15/02
Posts: 1844
Loc: Murchison, TX, USA
in my best Lilly Tomlin impression,...."because we're the telephone company!"-p-

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#11453573 - 03/03/16 08:56 AM Re: Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently) [Re: Herron]
Matty Offline
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Registered: 06/17/06
Posts: 173
Loc: Plano
Say it ain't so! I've got to do some more digging on this for my own peace of mind.

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#11453593 - 03/03/16 09:03 AM Re: Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently) [Re: C-Frog]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: C-Frog
If PTL is public waterway how can they ban us?


From what I've heard: City ordinance in Prosper--no vessels on any body of water. The ordinance includes float tubes and even wading.
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#11454065 - 03/03/16 12:06 PM Re: Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently) [Re: Herron]
C-Frog Offline
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Registered: 04/11/12
Posts: 1617
Loc: The Colony,TX
Ive got Jerry on it!

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#11454424 - 03/03/16 02:35 PM Re: Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently) [Re: collincountytx]
RidgeM Offline
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Registered: 02/29/12
Posts: 86
Loc: Mckinney, TX
Originally Posted By: collincountytx
That lake and those fish need a rest.


100% this...except the cats, still plenty of them to play with.

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#11454522 - 03/03/16 03:15 PM Re: Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently) [Re: Herron]
JJ4MEL Offline
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Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1186
Loc: Celina/Prosper, TX
Last update I received from Will Mitchell, Park & Rec Manager for Prosper, he stated PTL was an exception because it was undeveloped (Back in 2013). From what I have seen to the development, nothing has changed. He can be contacted at william_mitchell@prospertx.org

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#11455256 - 03/03/16 09:20 PM Re: Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently) [Re: JJ4MEL]
Herron Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 194
Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: JJ4MEL
Last update I received from Will Mitchell, Park & Rec Manager for Prosper, he stated PTL was an exception because it was undeveloped (Back in 2013). From what I have seen to the development, nothing has changed. He can be contacted at william_mitchell@prospertx.org


I double-checked my voicemail, and Will Mitchell was the name furnished by the caller. Said that increased and prospective development and comments received by nearby residents are resulting in the enforcement of the town code. This was as of yesterday at 2:30pm.

From my quick review of the code, it appears that the director of parks & recreation (or similar person) is granted the power to make the final call. Please don't quote me on that or rely on my interpretation, btw. Just the way I quickly read it.

Ironically, the code (and signage at the park) prohibit the use of motor vehicles in the park, and yet just about every time I'me there, I see golf carts loaded with teenagers driving on the park grounds as well as the occasional dirt bikes. And, of course, the equestrian users don't take time to pick up the horse poop.


Edited by Herron (03/03/16 09:28 PM)

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#11455476 - 03/04/16 01:08 AM Re: Alas, Prosper Town Lake, I hardly knew you...(PSA - No more boating, apparently) [Re: Herron]
JJ4MEL Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1186
Loc: Celina/Prosper, TX
Well..... I guess that is it for ptl. It was a great place to take my daughter in her yak.

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