Wednesday, June 1, 2011

White Rock Lake Centennial Celebration

A fine dining experience being held in honor of the White Rock Lake Centennial Celebration. The veranda of the historical Bath House Cultural Center over looking the fabulous Dallas sunset will be the setting for premium dining Saturday, June 25th. during the Beach Party of the Century which will conclude with a Birthday tribute to White Rock Lake and fireworks.
Premium sittings for 50 guests will be prepared for Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Cocktails, and Dinner.  Tickets are available for online purchase.

About White Rock Lake:

Before it was a lake, White Rock Lake was a collection of farms owned by the Daniel and Cox families.   The city of Dallas, in a long range plan for water, forced the Daniel family to sell their land to build White Rock Lake. According to family legend, for two days and nights the Daniel family camped around the lake before water would be released into the area.

After its function as a water source was supplanted, White Rock Lake continued to serve as a recreational lake for the city of Dallas. Suburban residents also frequented it as well. From its earliest days, area residents wanting to get away from home constructed cabins on leased property along its shoreline.  Although originally permitted, swimming was banned in September 1952.

The lake is surrounded by White Rock Lake Park, which features a 9.33 mile (15 km) trail for hiking, running and bicycling, the Bath House Cultural Center and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. There are several fishing piers and sailing is permitted.  The Bath House also once served as a boathouse for several crew teams, including SMU. White Rock Boathouse established in 1930, originally used for motor boats was later adapted to house sculling boats.