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I’d like to know a little history behind Mary’s Lake. When was it built and what was it used for?

Mary’s Lake, a 7-acre lake in Prairie Park Nature Center, was built in the 1950s. In the 1970s, the city began using the property for summer camps and special education courses, according to the city of Lawrence website. More information about the lake can be found at lawrenceks.org/lprd/parks/maryslake.

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