Visitors may bring their own food and soft drinks (no glass bottles), though they are encouraged to take advantage of the on-site eateries.
Outside Williams Lodge, The Patio will be a quick-service restaurant with typical park fare, such as burgers, pizza and sandwiches, but also drinks that include beer and wine, Park Director Tony Moore said. It will seat as many as 500. A playground for toddlers sits just off the patio — well within eyesight.
On the lower level of the lodge, which has the main drop-off spot for the park, the Redbud Cafe will have coffee and pastries as its main draw. The shop also will have gelato and candy columns that will dispense exotic sweets.
For an even nicer option, the upscale Vista at the Boathouse will open soon and will feature family dining with “elevated cuisine at a reasonable price.”