Richard Simpson was known for his tireless work around Lake Arlington, including 13 years as
Lake Officer. His devotion to make Lake Arlington safe was evident by the three lifesaving awards
he received during his tenure. Today, Simpson’s legacy lives on at Lake Arlington as it continues
to provide a safe environment for visitors of all ages.
It’s only fitting that the park named for Richard Simpson sits on a tip of land on the northeast side of the lake where visitors can not only fish from the floating docks and launch their boats, but also have a clear viewpoint of the lake. If you were standing on this spot back in the late 1970s or 80s, there’s no doubt that sooner or later Richard Simpson would have crossed your path. A native and lifetime resident of Arlington, Simpson served as Lake Officer, as part of Arlington’s Special Tactical Unit, for 13 years. His tireless devotion to make Lake Arlington a safe place was evident by the three lifesaving awards he received during his tenure. Although he died of a heart attack when he was just 44 years old, as a lover of boats and the water, Simpson would have undoubtedly been delighted to see that the Arlington Yacht Club sits adjacent to the park named for him.
FEATURES / AMENITIES:
• 9 acres
• Boat ramp
• Floating docks
• Lake office
• Paddling trail (10 mi)
• Picnic area
PAVILION 35’ x 50’
• Picnic tables (9)
• Seats approximately 60