PARK BUILDING UPDATE
August 9, 2018
If you have visited the Park lately you have undoubtedly noticed updates to several of the Park buildings over the last year. The Dining Hall was the first building worked on. All of the window screens have been replaced; and the doors, window trim and entire building painted with a new color scheme. Painting of the Dining Room is almost complete.
OLD, DETERIORATING MONOCHROMATIC PAINT SCHEME
WORK IN PROGRESS
NEW PAINT, NEW SCREENS
In addition to the Dining Hall, the Boys' and Girl's Changing Rooms have been updated with new doors, screens and paint to match the Dining Hall.
The Commission is now focusing on refurbishing the Lakeside Cottage with new siding, new windows & doors, and new paint. The plan is to make this cottage available to the public for weekly or weekend rental. The cottage is on the water's edge and has gorgeous views of Crystal Pond.
CURRENT CONDITION OF LAKESIDE COTTAGE
COMPUTER SIMULATION OF RENOVATED COTTAGE
Amateur PDGA C-Tier Tournament
Saturday, March 17, 2018
On a cold Saturday in March, 54 hardy and determined regional disc golf players descended upon Crystal Pond Disc Golf Course to participate in "Tourney 54", an Amateur-Only PDGA C-Tier tournament organized by Green Light Disc Golf. The tournament started in the early morning at West Thompson Disc Golf Course, where they played a full round of 18 holes. They then traveled to Crystal Pond Park where they played a second round of 18 holes. The air temp was only 28 deg F when they arrived at Crystal Pond Park. There was also about a foot of snow on the ground left over from a Nor'easter four days earlier. After completing the Crystal Pond Course, the players then traveled to Rapscallion Disc Golf Course in Fiskdale, MA to play a third round of 18 holes. 54 holes in all, in one long and challenging day of disc golfing.
John P. Smith, Chris Calmeiro and Cody Meddis tied with a score of 52 for the best performance on the Crystal Pond Park leg of the tournament.
To see more pictures from "Tourney 54", click on the button on the right.
Damage From Wind & Rain Storm
on October 29, 2017
Heavy winds during an overnight storm caused a large oak tree close to the Dining Hall to blow over. The tree was severely weakened by extensive insect damage in the lower trunk of the tree. Fortunately, the tree fell in a direction away from the Dining Hall. Damage was limited to a crushed picnic table.