Hidden Cove Park Marina
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Lake Lewisville, The Colony, Texas.
Hidden Cove Park's History:
Hidden Cove Park (which
used to be called Lewisville
State Park) is
on Lewisville Lake, a man-made lake developed
by the US Army Corp of Engineers. In 1981, the State of Texas
built all the roads, shelters, pavilions, RV sites, dining hall,
boat ramp, etc. in the park. When the
State of Texas turned Lewisville State Park back over to The
US Army Corp of Engineers,
this terminated the status of the park as a state park. The
state then opened Ray
Roberts State Park -(Directions/Map) just
a few minutes away with more
RV sites, camping areas, large sandy swim beach, fishing pier
Since May 1, 1995, The City of The Colony leases Hidden
Cove Park from
the Army Corp of Engineers. JT's
Boat Rentals and
park store started operations in spring of 2002. JT's Concessionaire contract
with The Colony was for the food, beverage and boat rentals for
the entire 720-acre park, fulfilling the city's contract with
Army Corps of Engineers.
JT's submitted initial plans for boat slips,
miniature golf, arcade center and enlarging the store, but our
plans were denied within 2 days. A private bid for a marina went
operations were privatized by the city in January 2005 and
leased from The Colony by Marine Quest with $250,000 due at
Agreement. The City of the The Colony
(via the Parks & Rec. Director) told JT's that the city and
Marine Quest would honor our contract when the marina operator
started construction. JT's
designed the layout and location of the current ship store as we
were told by both the city and Marine Quest that it would be
JT's new home. We were prepared to stock and operate the
ship store and gas docks, have 30 motor boats and 4 party boats.
We endured vandalism, jet ski theft, jet ski damages, mowing of
the lawn late Saturday mornings with our customers there, gas
tanks taken off boats and scattered in the parking lot, etc. We
had a meeting with Dwight Bosworth and he ask what it would take
to get rid of us, meanwhile Marcel Bosworth was negotiating with
the city manager. That fall of 2008 the new marina operator finally paid The
City of The Colony $250,000, and the
next week The
Colony City Council cancelled JT's Concessionaire Contract after
7 years of
service with 9 years remaining on JT's contract. JT's
waited 3 hrs. at that meeting to speak to the issue and was
denied making any statement by the city council. After spending
$4,000 in legal fees consulting with attorneys due to
noncooperation by the marina operator to sign an agreeable lease
with JT's, JT's was then forced to close our park store and boat
rentals in Hidden
Cove Park since
the city required JT's to have a lease with Marine Quest.
In 2010, The marina
operator reduced the number of slips even lower from 350 to get
a partial Certificate of Occupancy so they could open. The
marina operators had a local Frisco company refinance the
project again. The
Colony City Council heard a presentation from Frisco City
Council member Scott Johnson, representing not Frisco but
Ascendant Solutions, read
but in 2011 Ascendant withdrew and is no longer involved.
Cove Marina is still under construction since 2005 and is not
The project is only a fraction of the original
proposal presented to the city as 850 slips as is now just 350
because 500 slips were never purchased by the
marina operator from the Tribute developers.
Hidden Cove Park is not presently a "resort" as
it does not have the hotel, pool, beach, etc. that was
presented to the city. Lease
Agreement , The restaurant finally open in 2014 closed down
in October and now reopened with a new owner.
JT's Party Boat Rentals reorganized and is
now located at
Eagle Point Marina,
we customized our business to accommodate larger
groups on Lewisville Lake.
We sold our vessel in the spring of 2016 to Sam's Dock and retired.
JT's Goods, Inc., DBA Hidden Cove Park owns
the state of Texas doing-business-as (DBA) name and the
www.hiddencovepark.com which was created by JT's in 2001.
JT's offered to sell the domain to the new
marina operator in Sep. 2008, but they declined stating they would
change the name of the park before paying JT's anything!
After 7 years of advertising and marketing for this park, we
kept the domain for our customers to find JT's new location
at Eagle Point Marina, Lewisville, TX. and to deter rumors
and slander of our
JT's is the
first and only owner of these domain and DBA names.
JT Goods, Inc. donated the domain name HiddenCovePark.com to
Sam's Dock when they purchased our vessels back in the
spring of 2016.
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