Location: 1900 West Maple
Skyview Park was created out of a flood control project on the
Corporation Gulch and is comprised of 175 acres. The project began
in 1971 with the construction of a 1200 foot long dam which resulted
in the creation of a new lake. Skyview Lake has approximately 50
surface area acres located among the rolling hills of northwest
Norfolk and is the focal point of the park. Fishing and
non-motorized boating are allowed on the lake. Go to the
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission site where Nebraska fishing
regulations are listed. Ice fishing is allowed during the winter
months. There are two boat ramps, two 150 foot long rocked jettys
and a handicapped accessible 100 foot T-head fishing pier available
for use at this location. A City of Norfolk generated
map showing the new depths of different areas of the lake and
fish habitat structures placed during the 2004/2005 lake renovation
is available by clicking the map link. The Nebraska Game & Parks
Commission has on their
lake mapping page another
map of Skyview Lake that may prove useful for local fishermen
also. Just click through the pages until you get to the lake you
want to see.
An aerial view of Skyview Lake is available in the Norfolk 2007
Aerial photo at
Maps and Aerial Photos. You can zoom into the picture,
find Skyview Lake and see all the lake improvements and underwater
fish habitat structures which could be very helpful if you plan on
fishing the lake.. The $204,000 lake renovation project was
completed in 2005. The project included the removal of over
42,000 cu. yards of sediment, the construction of two 20' x 150'
rocked jetties and a restocking of the lake.
Here are some pictures taken during
No ice skating is allowed at this location.
Many park amenities surround the lake and include the following:
Bathrooms on north and south sides of the lake, 4 large and 2 small
picnic shelters, a large band stand, picnic tables, barbeque grills, large playground
area, cross country course, a state accredited
arboretum, a concrete hiking/biking
concrete trail over 2 1/2 miles long that surrounds the lake (the
main loop that circles the lake is 1.82 miles long) and a fitness station along the hiking/biking trail.
New to Skyview Park in the fall of 2002 was a
Disc Golf Course.
This park is the site of local high school cross country meets,
the Christian Cross Festival held in June
and home to the annual 4th of July fireworks show that is attended
by many thousands of people each year.