Granville Gude Park is a 29 acre park which was dedicated to the City as part of the Laurel Lakes Development in 1984. The Lakehouse was constructed in 1986.
In 1900 the City completed a public water supply system from "Cull Lake" (Laurel Lake) as a source. The history of the Lake goes back to the beginnings of Laurel.
The Park features a lakehouse with a snackbar, two lakes, picnic pavilions, grills, picnic tables, horseshoe pits, state of the art playground, boat dock with paddle boat rentals, 1.25 miles of hiker/biker trails, open play areas and an outdoor stage.
The park hosts many community events, such as the July 4th Celebration, Movies in the Park, Eggstravaganza at Easter, etc. The picnic pavilions and lakehouse are available for rental to private groups or organizations. Due to high demand it is recommended that a permit be obtained for use of the pavilions and grills. Additional picnic tables and grills are avaliable for individual use on a first come first served basis.
The concession stand and paddle boats are in operation seasonally Saturday & Sunday:
1st weekend in May - Memorial Day from 12:00PM-5:00PM
Memorial Day thru Labor Day 12:00PM-7:00PM
Labor Day thru Month of September 12:00PM-5:00PM
Boat Fees $8.00 for 1/2 Hour with a $10.00 deposit.
There are no admission fees to this park. The park is open daily and closes at dusk.