Lakefront District sparkles as town center

Town’s ‘heart and soul’ includes lots of family entertainment options

Little Elm’s emerging Lakefront District, encompassing the Town’s distinctive peninsula, has technically been in the making since 1954.  That’s the year the Army Corps of Engineers completed the dam that created Lake Lewisville, combining Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek and Little Elm Creek, essentially finalizing the contours of the lake’s current perimeter.

“The Lakefront District is our town center,” says Little Elm Mayor David Hillock.  “When completed, it will be the heart and soul of Little Elm, where people gather on Sundays after church to eat, socialize and take advantage of Little Elm’s quality of life.”

More than that, it will also be the center of a thriving complex of hip eateries, family entertainment centers and fashionable living venues.

Already home to the Hydrous Wakeboard Park, Towers Tap House, Hula Hut, Cottonwood Creek Marina, Beard Park, and all of the amenities in Little Elm Park, the Lakefront District is soon to offer a greater diversity of food and entertainment choices.

Add to that the Public Library, Senior Center, Recreation Center, and lakeside trails system, and you’ve got the makings of a town center that has something for virtually everyone in the family.    

Little Elm’s Town Manager Matt Mueller says the draw of the swim beach at Little Elm Park, though, is one of the principal reasons the Town stands out as unique and appealing.

“Making the most of that distinctive feature is, of course, important to us” he said.  “The enhancements to the beach that we’ve put in place and those that will continue to be added all make the Little Elm Lakefront District unlike anything else in the region.”

The Beach at Little Elm, a free and open swim and play area, is one of several focal points for the Lakefront District.  After all, what’s more symbolic for a Lakefront District than a beautiful and inviting lake front.

The beach’s distinctive sand is, by design, a finer grade than one would find on beaches elsewhere and is ordered specifically for Little Elm.  It’s groomed and cleaned regularly and gives the Beach at Little Elm an appeal not generally seen by swimmers and picnickers at other shores.

And, after a day of swimming, lively beach volleyball games, hiking waterside trails or just plain lounging and sunbathing, taking advantage of the food and drink offerings in the extensive and tantalizing menus of the various Lakefront restaurants is the perfect way to cap the day.

The Lakefront District, the heart and soul of Little Elm, keeps the promise of providing families with a wide range of fun attractions, great food and drinks, and the perfect place to build memories for a lifetime.