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Revised West Brook Park plans to be unveiled

In a recent presentation to the Warren County Board of Supervisors, a principal of the Saratoga firm Elan Planning & Design presents the revised plans for the West Brook Environmental Park in Lake George Village. A public Open House is set for Oct. 26 at the Lake George firehouse to unveil the plans to the public.

In a recent presentation to the Warren County Board of Supervisors, a principal of the Saratoga firm Elan Planning & Design presents the revised plans for the West Brook Environmental Park in Lake George Village. A public Open House is set for Oct. 26 at the Lake George firehouse to unveil the plans to the public. Photo by Thom Randall.

— The new plans for the West Brook Environmental Park at the former Gaslight Village will be presented to the public at an Open House event from 6 to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Lake George firehouse at 179 Ottawa St.

The event will include presentations on the proposed landscaping, architecture, and features including an extensive children’s adventure play area, a major public festival space, a skateboard park and interpretation of the history and nature of Lake George, as well as pedestrian trails.

Recently, the Warren County Board of Supervisors decided to proceed with the features that state and federal grants are now available to bankroll, while planning additional complimentary features — like a proposed stone entrance building and a raised pedestrian bridge over West Brook Road — that can be accomplished when more grant money becomes available.

The Open House will mark the 18th visit that the design team, including architects and planners from Elan Design of Saratoga, have made to Lake George to conduct interviews and conduct research. The purpose of this open house is for the project planners to receive feedback from this final public meeting to refine the project.

“This has been a great community effort, and we have heard from so many people,” Lake George Village Mayor Robert Blais said this week. “This is the time when all of the input will take real form that the community can see.”

The park has a primary purpose of naturally purifying stormwater before it reaches Lake George, but a portion of the acreage is to be used to host festivals and community events.

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