Lakes Community Engagement

As part of its Elevate Tuscaloosa initiative, the City of Tuscaloosa hosted a community engagement event to seek public feedback for improvements to Lake Nicol and Harris Lake. The come-and-go event was held on August 22, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Phelps Activity Center.

The City contracted with TTL to create a master plan that will inform decisions on the lakes for years to come. TTL staff were on-site to present potential concepts for the lake, and seek feedback and ideas from the public.  

“Thanks to Elevate Tuscaloosa, we have the opportunity to expand access to Harris Lake and Lake Nicol and create upgraded spaces for locals and visitors alike to enjoy,” shared Mayor Walt Maddox. “This process begins with a master plan envisioning the future of the lakes that will include options for updates and a proposal for phasing in improvements over time.”  

Community members who were unable to attend the event were invited to share their feedback through the Lake Nicol and Harris Lake master plan survey, available until late August 2022.