January 17, 2012
West Brook environmental park, seen here in a sketch plan, is now to be named after the late Charles R. Wood, local legend, philanthropist and theme park pioneer. County officials announced that his Foundation has pledged $750,000 towards the completion of the park, at the south end of Lake George.
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The late Charles R. Wood pioneered theme parks, established the Great Escape, built restaurants and motels, and was a major force in area tourism. Now he has an environmental park at the south end of Lake George named after him.