Picnic Areas and Grills
There are 3 picnic areas, each with tables
and gas grills. The picnic areas are located at the playground area at
the base of E-dock, the base of C-Dock, and the base of Z-Dock. The areas
at Z-dock and E-dock also include covered grilling and picnic areas (shown
above and below).
Grill starting can be tricky...
The weak design point of our wonderful Weber gas grills seems to be the
spark ignition system, particularly in the windy weather. Believe it or
not, our resident electrical guru, Dave “Sparky” Prins replaces
these igniters on a regular basis. The trick is to make sure the burner
nearest the front of the grill is turned on HIGH, and that the timer is
on (the timers are located on the right side, below the control dials).
Then, CLICK the starter button once about every five seconds until you
can see a blue flame in the ignition hole in front. If all else fails,
just place a lit match in the hole on the front of the unit. Wild and
crazy “speed clicking” will not help. It only keeps Dave in
the igniter replacement business.
The Golden Rule of Grilling…
Nothing turns off a hungry chef like finding five pounds of barbecue sauce
crusted onto the grate of the grill. One man’s gourmet performance
becomes the next man’s garbage disposal problem. With that in mind,
please clean the grill AFTER you use it. If a piece of steel wool, or
a wire brush doesn't do it, just leave all three burners on high while
you enjoy your meal. 5 or 10 minutes of that high heat treatment can usually
purge the messiest grate, and leave the next person grateful.