Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee

Welcome to the Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee web page! Here you will be able to find the latest and greatest information and developments with the newly appointed Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee

On May 7, 2013, the Wichita Falls City Council appointed the newly created Lake Wichita Study Committee (comprised of Wichita Falls and Lakeside City citizens, elected officials and city staff) and charged the committee with the task of developing goals and recommendations for recreation and non-recreation uses with consideration being given to, but not limited to:
  • Water usage,
  • Shoreline usage,
  • Public Safety,
  • Maintenance, and
  • Commercial development.
The name was changed to Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee (LWRC) by the Wichita Falls City Council Resolution 106-2014 on October 7, 2014. The reason was to coincide with the City Council extension of the LWRC term another 18 months, done by the same resolution, and to recognize a more active role by the LWRC to achieve improvements to Lake Wichita. The committee will work to develop an action plan that can ultimately be implemented to bring the vision to fruition!


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 Proposed Lake Wichita Paddling Trail (PDF)
 Architectural Rendering_Beach Lake Wichita Park

 Rendering of Proposed Lake Wichita Beach (IMG)
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 Rendering of Proposed Lake Wichita Jetty (IMG)


Ex-Officio Members / City Support Staff
Stephen Garner, Chairman Jack Murphy, Wichita Falls Director of Parks & Rec.
Penny Miller, Secretary   Kinley Hegglund, Wichita Falls City Attorney
Kathie Forehand-Chaddick, CWF Rep Pat Hoffman, Wichita Falls Property Administrator
Daniel Fitzwater, CWF Rep Davis Powell, Wichita Falls City Engineer
Jake VanDonge, CWF Rep Sam Bounds, City Manager - Lakeside City (Ex-Officio)
Larry Scott, CWF Rep  Christopher Guess, Wichita Falls City Planner
Wilson (Ford) Swanson, CWF Rep   Tom Lang, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Fisheries
Michael Chapman, Lakeside City Rep  
Pete Gill, Voting Alternate  
Eric Godwin, Voting Alternate  
Brian Hooker, Wichita Falls City Councilor   


2nd Tuesday, Monthly, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Wichita Falls City Council Conference Room- 1300 7th St. Wichita Falls, TX. 76301 - map it! (unless otherwise determined).

Upcoming meetings are as follows:
March 8 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wichita Falls City Council Conference Room
April 12 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wichita Falls City Council Conference Room
 May 10 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wichita Falls City Council Conference Room

AGENDAS                                                          MINUTES
2015                         2016 2015                     2016  
January 13   January 13  
February 10   February 10  
March 10  March 08 March 10  
April 14   April 14  
May 14   May 14  
June 9   July 14  
July 14   August 11  
    September 8     
    October  13  


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Lake Wichita Picture taken February 12, 1953 (Provided by City staff)

History of Lake Wichita (PDF)
Lake Wichita Alive! – 1994 Report (PDF)
Lake Wichita Improvements Study – 1991 Report (PDF)