Current President: S.L. Gros (2019 – Present)

Highland Park Community Association, Inc aka Lakeview/Highland Park Community Association was Incorporated on April 24,1967. Optimist Lake is a reservoir of the Milkhouse Creek System flows from Zeigler Blvd into the Halls Mill Watershed to the Dog River Watershed, to Mobile Bay, and into the Gulf of Mexico. Optimist Lake Dam provides a buffer for downstream wetlands of 1445 acres of drainage and stormwater runoff from the surrounding area.

HPca, Inc. is responsible for the management of the park, lake, dam, according to its Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. You can find them recorded in Real Prop 750 page 896 filed with Judge of Probate in Mobile AL. Or you can request a copy by emailing us at

Optimist Lake at Milkhouse Creek in Mobile Alabama , is a reservoir of the Milkhouse Creek System that converges with Halls Mill Creek watershed flowing into the Dog River on its way to Mobile Bay and finally into the Gulf of Mexico, USA. Optimist Lake effectively buffered surrounding Federally protected wetlands that since the collapse of the dam is filling in with silt and pollutants from upstream.