Hi folks, Jonathan Ward here, President of Hamilton Lakes and Parks Inc. I spoke with Officer O’Brien of the Greensboro Police Department today. The device that was found on the banks of Lake Hamilton on May 17 was a military-style grenade of the type that people can buy at gun shows. Officer O’Brien said that the device was “heavily weathered,” meaning that it had been on the ground for quite some time. He suspects that it was left there accidentally long ago and was not placed with malicious intent.
I was surprised to learn that the police get a LOT of calls about grenades being found.
Official advice: If you are ever out and about and see anything that looks suspicious, DO NOT TOUCH IT; DO NOT PICK IT UP. Call the Greensboro Police Department, and they will investigate it and dispose of it properly.
We are all grateful that no one was injured.
Please be aware that we have been increasing our security around Hamilton Lakes for the past several months, in order to keep everyone safe and to keep the parks and lakes clean and in good shape. If you are challenged by our security patrol, please know that her number one priority is your safety and the safety of our members and residents. You can help us by being vigilant for suspicious activity and by helping to keep the grounds clean! Nothing will spoil your day faster than stepping on a piece of broken glass or a rusty fishhook.
Our annual Lake Hamilton fishing clinic will be held at the Lake Hamilton Dock (at the intersection of E. Keeling Rd. and Henderson Rd.) on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. until noon. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and learn from our enthusiastic resident anglers. Bring a rod and enjoy a beautiful morning at our lake!
As a reminder, fishing at Lake Hamilton is open to the families of dues-paying members of Hamilton Lakes and Parks. If you need to renew your annual dues, please visit this page.
We also invite residents to participate in our neighborhood clean-up and work day on the morning of May 18. We’ll be gathering by the dock at 9 a.m. to talk about what needs to be done. Bring a pair of work gloves (and maybe some bug spray!) and help us preserve the beauty of Hamilton Lakes and Parks.