Hidden Cove Park On Lewisville Lake
US Army Corps of Engineers leases 720 acres to The Colony, Texas.
The Colony leases some of the park's property to Marine
Marine Quest is sub-leasing to different vendors
RV Sites, Campgrounds, Tent Camping, RV Campsites
are operated by Marine Quest.
Restaurant/Bar, Boat Rentals, Ship Store and Gas Docks
are operated By
Over 20 parks surround the lake and offer
picnicking, horseback riding, boating, and
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Hidden Cove Park
Lewisville Lake which used to be called
Lewisville State Park, developed by the
US Army Corps of
Engineers in 1981.
The State of Texas built the roads, shelters, pavilions, RV sites, dining
hall, boat ramp, etc. When the
State of Texas turned Lewisville State Park over to The
Colony, this terminated the status of the park as a state
park. The state then opened
Ray Roberts State Park
just a few minutes away
more RV sites, camping areas, large sandy swim beach, fishing pier
Since May 1, 1995, The City of The Colony
Hidden Cove Park from the Corps at no charge.
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 rentals for the entire park, fulfilling the city's
contract with the
US Army Corps of Engineers. JT's submitted initial plans
for 50 boat slips, miniature golf, arcade center and
enlarging the store (we were told not to call it a
marina), but our plans were Quickly Denied (via the Parks & Rec.
Director Pam Nelson), to find that they had silent bids out for
a marina, just a few were invited (we were not invited
to bid). A portion of the park operations were
privatized by the city in January 2005 and leased from
The Colony by a marina operator with $250,000 due at
Lease Agreement. The City of
the The Colony (via the Parks & Rec. Director Pam
JT's the city and marina operators would honor our contract
when the marina operators started construction. JT's designed the layout of the current ship
store. We were prepared to stock and
operate the ship store/gas docks, have 30 motor boats,
and 4 party boats. We endured vandalism, jet ski theft, mowing
of the lawn late Saturday mornings with our customers
there, gas tanks taken off boats and scattered in the
parking lot, etc. In
the fall of 2008 the new marina operator finally paid
The City of The Colony $250,000 and then
The Colony City Council cancelled JT's Concessionaire
Contract the next week after 7 years with 9 years remaining on
JT's contract. JT's was
then forced to close our park store and boat rentals in
Hidden Cove Park.
JT's Boat Rentals reorganized
in spring 2009 and moved to Eagle Point Marina,
we customized our business to accommodate larger
groups on Lewisville Lake.
In 2011 JT's has
3 Party Boats on Lake Lewisville to celebrate
our 10th Year Anniversary!
In 2010, the
marina operators had a local Frisco company
refinance the project again. The
Colony Council heard a presentation from Frisco City Council
member Scott Johnson,
representing not Frisco but Ascendant Solutions,
read more.......... , but in 2011 Ascendant withdrew and
is no longer involved. Currently, Hidden Cove
Marina is still under construction since 2005 and is not yet completed.
The project is only a fraction of the
original proposal presented to the city as 850 slips are now
because 500 slips were never purchased by the
marina operator from the Tribute developers.
The city granted partial occupancy of the 350 slips just so
they could open.
Hidden Cove Park is not presently a "resort"
as it does not have the floating restaurant, hotel, pool, beach, etc.
2012 the 350 slip marina is still partially open and
no new development has started.
Fall of 2012 Marine Quest's contract was cancelled,
after months of negotiations a new contract was
written. This company has been in breach of it's
contract since day 1, with the new contract they
have 1 year to get caught up.
JT's Boat Rentals owned the domain
www.hiddencovepark.com which was created by JT's in 2001.
The City of The Colony cancelled our
contract, JT's offered to sell the domain to the new
operator in Sept. 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 and
to deter rumors and or slander of our
company. JT's is the
First and Only owner of this domain. JT's
donated the domain as good faith on the
sale of their vessel to Sam's Dock.
JT's Boat Rentals sold their vessels in spring of 2016.
Sam's Dock only wanted to buy the vessels and not the
business, JT's Boat Rentals has changed their name to DFW
Party Boats and now a marketing and consulting firm only.
JT's Boat Rentals no longer
do any boat rentals or charters. Captain Joe will contract
out at times for Captain Services.
DFW Party Boats is your boat rental directory for
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