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Another way with 230 Lake Ave.

It’s been a while since we’ve been able to offer some positive news about progress to preserve and re-connect the South Cove at Crystal Lake, but here it is… The ends are the same, but the means have been changed to accommodate the current political reality. Since not quite enough members of the Board were […]

A vision of the future!

PLEASE NOTE: This illustration is but one version of a possible design, based on available information, a reasonably high degree of familiarity with the site, and a set of objectives culled from Citizen comment and the designer’s experience. The final form of this Park will be the result of a more comprehensive and collaborative public […]

CPC Recommends Revised Acquisition Plan

Last night the CPC voted -unanimously- in favor of a revised Acquisition Plan for 230 Lake Avenue. This plan was crafted with input from Crystal Lake activists, neighbors, Aldermen, and Mayors office to address various concerns raised by citizens, and and Aldermen in recent meetings by: • Funding the entire purchase with CPC money at […]

Crystal Lake Conservancy/Community Support Plan

Conservancy Plan This can take several minutes, but it’s worth it. Images supporting the Conservancy plan Solomon Funding Letter

Aldermen grant delay of 230 Lake vote

“We’d love to do this for the Community, but…” The current proposal does not have sufficient support to get the required 2/3 majority for funding approval. Therefore, Aldermen Mansfield and Parker asked for a delay while supporters seek modifications of the proposal to address Aldermen concerns. We had delivered a comprehensive Community Support and Fundraising […]

230 Lake Ave Grounds

A little walk through the Park: The property is situated between the Levingston Cove Park and new public Open Space and swimming area. It’s smaller than the Rogers St. parcel -into which it projects- but has a wonderful cedar grove, lakeside yard space, and more water-frontage than 20 Rogers Street. Click here Photos of 230 […]

CPC Approves 230 Lake land purchase

In a 7-2 vote the CPC approved their funding for the land portion of the purchase of 230 Lake Ave. So that it may be merged with the old and new properties to form a complete Open Space and Park. Thank You! to the CPC, the Mayor, Aldermen…and to all who have contributed and will […]

Expanded Concept

Design Concept Sketch, by local Architect Robert Fizek, to help envision the possibilities. (Click on the image to get a larger version)


230 Rogers would add 300 more feet of waterfront and over half an acre of open space- contributing to a WHOLE Public Park -more than three times larger than the existing Levingston Park land area. It’s quite easy to imagine how the whole area would form a lovely, protected Open Space and Park.

Our letter of support to CPC

REMINDER: CPC Meeting tonight 7:00, City Hall THE CPC WILL NEED TO SEE YOUR SUPPORT at this Meeting FYI: Final text of my letter to CPC (absent previous draft errors!) Dear Ms. Jacobson & Members of the CPC Board: It is my pleasure to address you to advocate for the City of Newton to acquire […]