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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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West Brook park to be named for Great Escape founder, $750k grant lined up

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.

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