8/29/15 – Summer Ender Picnic Signals Fall Momentum

It’s a Picnic!


EXAMPLE ONLY. Our beach and wading area is still being constructed

Don’t miss our End of Summer party: a Labor Day Picnic on Saturday, September 5 from 1 PM to 6PM.  Filled with family fun and relaxation, it will be held near a new man-made park, and white sand beach on the lake.  You will be surprised at the activity on site all day long.  New Houses being built, Wine Country Inn at Zillah Lakes is announced, Community SEEDS Community Garden Project Announced.  Pergolas along a burbling creek. Festivities will feature

  • FREE picnic with sliders and soft drinks provided by the venerable Squeeze-In of Zillah, spread yourself out on our white sand beach and end your summer fully relaxed.
  • FREE Golf all day long on Zillah Lakes 6 hole golf course (now in beautiful shape!)
  • A FREE fishing derby on the lake, where it has become routine to land 4 and 5 pound bass, big trout.  PRIZES for biggest fish, and for boys and girls.
  • MUSIC (after 4 PM) by the Glacier Blues Band.
  • Home and Project Tours

It’s a great, relaxed afternoon of fun, food, games and music, to get re-acquainted with the renaissance of Zillah Lakes.  We hope to see you!

Under Construction - Beaver Lake Cleanup 1Under Construction - Beach Building 3
The First stage of the long-anticipated Mini-Park in the Zillah Lakes Town Center has already been started, including a beach area for sunning with picnic tables (site of the picnic), plantings, wading area, and a bubbling creek from the upper lake into the main lake.

The Park will be private for Zillah Lakes residents, hotel /cafe/ garden guests, but could be opened for public events on occasion. Envisioned as expanding in 2016 to incorporate a swimming/diving area, dining and viewing terraces beside the creek, the Community SEEDS 2.5 acre garden, an amphitheater and lakeside sport court, it will be the nucleus of the town center’s recreation/relaxation services, and draw users from throughout the project.

The Event Center at Zillah Lakes nears completion.

Under Construction - Event CenterThe gorgeous 4500 sq ft Wine Country Barrel event center on the Zillah Lakes Town Center is in the finishing stages now and will open later this fall. A “Pre-Grand Opening” event is anticipated October 17, when Zillah Lakes and Jose Aguilar, proprietor plan to stage a “Wine Crush” event featuring a winemaker dinner at the center’s lakeside patio venue, weather permitting. Aguilar plans to begin hosting events at the Wine Country Barrel in November of this year.

An improved Zillah Lakes Golf Course

Free Golf all day long will be featured at the Labor Day Picnic. Doug Lakman, manager of the golf course, says: “First prize for the day: Dinner at the Squeeze In (famous for steaks) for anyone who shoots par for the course — really!”  He goes on to add: “The addition of our new #4 green makes the Zillah Lakes Course into a legitimate and challenging six-hole golf course.” Lakman sees the course, along with the lakes and trails of the Zillah Lakes community, as a big draw for his new Hotel.Neighbors - Golf Scramble 2

Reviewing the changes, Wes Hemphil, Zillah Lakes Managing Partner said, “It’s very rewarding to see.  We’ve turned a big corner at Zillah Lakes. We expect our corner of Yakima County to be hopping the rest of the fall and into 2016!”  Hemphill also noted that several new homes are being built in the project now, an apparent result of the adding a “Home Center,” at Zillah Lakes to ease construction and purchase of new homes. With only two lots left in Phase I, Zillah Prairie LLC has also opened up a 23-lot Phase 2 for reservation.  New Lots are scheduled to be completed by late this year.