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John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

  • Overview

    Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Weekend by event only

    Park Type Regional Park

    Acreage 30

    Size of Water Area Length is 487 feet. Maximum discharge is 272 cubic feet per second.

    Boat Launching Y

    Boat Rental N

    Fishing Y

    Types of Fish Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Shellcracker Channel Catfish and Black Crappie

    Swimming N

    Available or Special Equipment Tackle/Rods Loaner Program

    Cost to Rent Free; Public fishing dates:

    Saturday before Mother’s Day 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; 1st Saturday in June 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday before Father’s Day 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; 4th Saturday in September 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Seating Capacity Open Area

    Covered Seating N

    # of Parking Spaces 300 spaces, 4 handicapped spaces with 2 of these being van accessible

    Handicap Accessible Y

    Male Restrooms (3) 1 stall, I urinal, 1 sink. Across the street at Smith Park.

    Female Restrooms (3) 2 stalls and 1 sink. Across the street at Smith Park.

    Showers N

    Alcohol Policy No alcohol allowed

    Concessions N

    Picnic Shelter (2) Shelters with 12 tables across the street from park. Across the street at Smith Park.

    Picnicking Y