Lakeland Park is a residential neighborhood located in the northwest section of the City on the south shore of Lake Hickory. The neighborhood is generally described as being between 18th Avenue NW and 21st Avenue NW, and from Horseford Creek to 12th Street Drive NW.
First platted in 1962 and enlarged in 1966, the neighborhood encompasses a good mix of ranch houses from the 1960's, as well as infill dwellings and houses built on the edges of the neighborhood in the 1970's and 1980's. A few houses influenced by modernism are located in the neighborhood, including the noteworthy Bertha and Robert McRee House at 2035 11th Street Court NW, which was built in 1960.
The Lakeland Park Neighborhood is currently home to Rotary-Geitner Park, a lakefront park featuring an activity building, picnic shelter with tables and grills, gazebo, paved bikeway, walking and nature trails, boat dock and launch ramp, fishing pier, and restrooms. Thanks to a partnership between the City of Hickory and the Lackey family of Hickory, the current Rotary-Geitner Park is planned to be renovated in memory of the late Deidra Lackey. The future Deidra Lackey Memorial Park will feature a conservatory, memorial gardens and trails, a lake house for public and private events, an outdoor amphitheater, and an event dock on Lake Hickory. The renovated park will be at one end of the City’s future Riverwalk.
Lakeland Park Neighborhood Association
The Lakeland Park Neighborhood Association only meets as called in the activity building at Geitner-Rotary Park at 7 p.m.
Neighborhood Liaison - Major Reed Baer, Deputy Chief of Police