In the winter, is walking or ice skating allowed on the lakes?

This is not an activity the Association endorses. If you choose to go out on the ice, you do so at your own risk. Each winter the Board posts signs around the lakes warning of the dangers of going onto the ice. All of the subdivision’s sump pumps and street drains empty into the lakes at numerous places. This warmer running water can weaken the ice above where it flows into the lakes. It is not obvious were all these inlets are located. Also, the ice should be very thick overall before anyone ventures out onto it and no one should ever go onto the ice alone.

OFL members should discuss this with every member of their household, especially children. Safety needs to be practiced at all times when around water, ice or no ice. Remember, if you, or a member of your household, choose to go out on the ice – you are doing so at your own risk.

Category: Lake Information