About our Lakes
Lake Helen is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of its lakes. Our namesake ‘Lake Helen’ and Lake Macy are among the largest lakes in the City, at 26 and 20 acres respectively. The remaining lakes vary in size from a few acres to less than one acre in area.
Our community recognizes our responsibility in continuing stewardship of these vital resources. Healthy lakes and their shores provide us with numerous environmental benefits, influence our quality of life, and strengthen our economy. They replenish groundwater, preserve biodiversity, and provide us with opportunities for recreation, tourism, and residential living. Our namesake is especially respected for its historical value to the community.
Our namesake lake, Lake Helen is located at Royal Park – on Royal Park Road and East Michigan Avenue.
Royal Park houses a small pavilion with picnic amenities, restroom facilities, a small ‘band stand’, and a boat ramp. Only sailboats, rowboats, and trolling-motor boats are allowed on the lake. Jet skis, cast netting, and wake-zones are NOT permitted.
Traditionally Lake Helen lake has been the hub gathering for the 4th of July fireworks community viewing. Future plans may encompass construction of a larger pavilion with attached walkway to a floating dock.
Lake Macy is located at Lake Macy Park – on 142 West Kicklighter Road.
Lake Macy Park possesses an extended, partially-covered dock, a boat launch, restroom facilities, playground, and picnic area amenities. Only sailboats, rowboats, or trolling-motor boats are allowed on the lake. Jet skis, cast netting, wake-zones are NOT permitted. Directly south of Lake Macy is an educational trail which highlights native vegetation.