Our fifth annual Friends of Park Lake Summer Solstice Festival was a huge success! Beautiful weather encouraged great attendance, and we witnessed a lot of fun and laughter while enjoying the activities and entertainment. We’d like to thank all who participated in the Silent Auction; we surpassed our 2019 goal, and funds will be used toward preserving and beautifying Park Lake and the surrounding area.

Please mark your calendar for next year’s Summer Solstice Festival: Saturday, June 27.

If you have any ideas for fun activities or entertainment you’d like to see included in next year’s event, please submit using our Contact Us form on this website.

Thank you once again to our generous sponsors who made the 2019 Summer Solstice Festival a success. We literally could not have done it without you!


The first annual Friends of Park Lake Summer Solstice Festival Cardboard Boat Race was great fun, and drew some awesome boat designs and some very enthusiastic crews. Not only did most of the five participating boats make it around the buoy and back to the finish line, we had an enthusiastic crowd cheering them on, and some very happy winners!

Our 2019 CARDBOARD BOAT RACE winners:

First Place:

Boat name:  Bath Township Fire Department

Crew:  Roger Dunham and April Zahniser

Second Place: 

Boat Name:  Go Turbo!

Crew:  Alison Lathrup and Nia

Third Place:

Boat Name:  Unsinkable AIKO – Bath Township Police Department

Crew:  Avengers – Sergeant Chris Hamilton and Officer Avery Lyon

Most Creative:

Boat Name:  Prater

Crew:  Nancy Prater and Timi Ferrigan

Titanic (fastest sinking):

Boat name:  C.C. Trout – Friends of Park Lake

Crew:  Tom Williams

Next year’s Cardboard Boat Race will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Park Lake Beach. Mark your calendars, and start thinking about your boat design and winning crew members now. We’re looking forward to some stiff competition next year!

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