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Getting Stoned: White Rock Lake Undergoing Makeover

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DALLAS -- Looks like White Rock Lake can expect to be stoned. Uhh rocked, okay, let's call it a stone cold makeover!

On Monday, the Dallas Parks and Rec Department and the White Rock Lake Conservancy broke ground on the first of three phases of the Stone Tables Restoration Project on the lake's east side.

"I think as a community it’s really our responsibility to pitch in and this private-public partnership is an example of what that can do," said Mark Hoesterey, Outgoing President of the White Rock Lake Conservancy.

Volunteer architects and builders will take on the task of turning these grounds from drab to fab.

Paving the way to a cool picnic spot, phase one will start by replacing the pavilion floor and pathways. And it'll be out with the old roof and in with a metal covering.

Remodeling will also include some lighting and fountain upgrades along with a fresh coat of paint.

Upkeep is pretty important. These stone tables have been around since 1931. Yeah, that's 84 years and counting!

"We have to make sure we are state-of-the-art, but state-of-the-art doesn't mean totally new, it means taking some of these older buildings and make it feel new again," said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

Hey, looks like these renovations come at a good time. A new year means a new look for this hot spot at the lake.

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