Angle Lake Maintains Its Algae-Free Legacy

Will there be a Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day 2024? 
The short answer is YES!

Recent local news announcements have reported concern over toxic algae blooms, warning the public to stay out of the water.  However, Angle Lake, a beloved local treasure, continues to shine as a beacon of pristine water quality, boasting a remarkable history free from harmful algal blooms. Unlike many other lakes in the region, Angle Lake remains untouched by these unsightly and potentially hazardous phenomena, offering residents and visitors alike a haven of clean, safe water.

"Historically, Angle Lake has been fortunate to avoid the algae issues that plague other waterways," declared Wafa Tafesh, Water Quality Scientist with King County. "Our records, and even regional algae databases, lack any data for Angle Lake – a testament to its consistently healthy ecosystem."

This pristine state is not simply luck. Proactive conservation efforts play a crucial role in safeguarding Angle Lake's health. These dedicated efforts ensure the long-term well-being of the lake, protecting its vibrant aquatic life and providing a pristine environment for recreational activities.

By working together, the community can ensure that Angle Lake's legacy of crystal-clear waters continues for generations to come. Whether enjoying a refreshing swim, paddling across its glassy surface, or simply basking in its residential scenic beauty, Angle Lake serves as a vital reminder of our responsibility to protect our precious natural resources.

Dive into the New Year and Warm Hearts at the 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge!

It's that time of year again - the holidays are over, the carols fade, and the crisp winter air calls for... a freezing plunge into Angle Lake?

That's right! Brace yourself for the 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on January 1st, 2024! This isn't just your average icy dip; it's a community celebration, a charity drive, and a chance to win some awesome prizes, all rolled into one unforgettable experience.

Date: January 1st, 2024
Time: 11am to 1pm
Location: Angle Lake Manor Beach, 3417 S. 194th

Why the Freeze?

Beyond the exhilarating shock of icy water, this plunge stands for something bigger. It's about unity. After a season of individual festivities, it's time to come together, laugh, scream (maybe both!), and ring in the New Year as a community.

But it's also about giving back. This year, we're teaming up with representative from the Tyee Alumni Group to replenish the student/family food bank. Bring a cash donation, some non-perishable food items, or both – every bit helps!

Prizes, Glorious Prizes!

Think conquering a freezing lake isn't enough reward? Think again! The more you participate, the more chances you have to win fantastic prizes:

  • Just for showing up to watch and enjoy brunch on the beach: One raffle ticket – welcome aboard, brave soul!
  • Any food or dollar donation: One ticket per – generosity gets rewarded!
  • Costumed attendee, even if you don't plunge: Another ticket – this is your chance to unleash your inner polar bear (or mermaid, or yeti – we don't judge)! 
  • The ultimate plunge: One final ticket – conquer the lake and conquer the raffle!
  • We'll also be awarding a prize for the best overall costume.
Remember, even though a lucky few might snag multiple prizes, each person can walk away with only one.

Join the Fun! 

So grab your swimsuit (this is not a polar bare plunge, for goodness sake!), your warmest towel, and a generous spirit. Dive into the New Year, support a worthy cause, and maybe win a prize or two. At the Angle Lake Polar Bear Plunge, the only thing colder than the water will be your doubts!

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Decorated Boats Brighten Angle Lake This Saturday!

Get ready for a dazzling spectacle on the water this holiday season! On Saturday, December 16th, the Shore Club is attempting to transform Angle Lake into a wonderland of twinkling lights and festive spirit as the Decorated Christmas Boats parade returns.

This cherished community event sees local boat owners deck their vessels in Yuletide splendor, competing for bragging rights to any number of categories like Most Creative, Most Lights, and Best Family Theme. Spectators are invited to gather around the shoreline starting at 6:00 pm to witness the magnificent flotilla set sail, bathing the lake in a magical glow.

"The Decorated Christmas Boats is a true ‘highlight’ on our holiday calendar," says Angle Lake Shore Club President, John Bennett. "It's a heartwarming tradition that brings the community together for an evening of festive fun and stunning displays. We can't wait to see what creative visions our boaters bring to life this year!"

Event Highlights:
  • Parade Start Time: 6:00 pm at Bryant's Beach (Post #10)
  • Viewing Locations: Angle Lake Park and surrounding shoreline
  • Categories: Most Creative, Most Lights, Best Family Theme, and more!
  • Community Spirit: A chance to celebrate the season with friends and neighbors

Mark your calendars for this unforgettable night! Whether you're a seasoned boat enthusiast or simply looking for a unique way to celebrate the holidays, the Decorated Christmas Boats parade on Angle Lake is an event you won't want to miss.

For more information, please contact:
Jim Todd at (206) 860-1737

Spread the cheer! Share the news and join us for a magical evening on Angle Lake.

Angle Lake Holiday Party - A Celebration to Remember!

The annual Angle Lake Shore Club Holiday Party was another resounding success, filled with festive cheer, delicious food, and heartwarming company.

The event, hosted by ALSC President John and bride Donna Bennett from their home overflowed with holiday spirit. The beautiful decorations, twinkling lights, and festive music set the mood for a joyful celebration.

Guests enjoyed a delicious catered dinner with all the trimmings, followed by an array of festive desserts that satisfied any sweet tooth. The laughter and conversation flowed as freely as Christmas punch among friends and neighbors reconnecting and sharing stories.

One of the highlights of the evening is awarding the title of Mr. and Mrs. Christmas to a chosen pair, recognizing exceptional volunteer effort supporting the neighborhood. This year a special 'lifetime achievement' award was presented to Shirley Steven's in addition to recognizing Fuzz and Julie Hill for their club and community efforts.

Overall, the Angle Lake Christmas party was a delightful way to celebrate the season. It was a heartwarming reminder of the importance of community and the joy of spending time with loved ones.

Pictures from the event are now available for viewing. We invite you to relive the memories and capture the magic of the evening by visiting our online photo album. We encourage you to upload and share your own photos in this album, as well.

Thank you to everyone who made this special event possible. We look forward to celebrating with you again this weekend, December 16th, when the holiday boats with decorative lights take to the water to spread holiday cheer!