Hometown Happenings: Upgrades Complete at Lake Nanuet, Germonds Pools

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By Town of Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann

Supervisor George Hoehmann

In the last two weeks we have unveiled significant upgrades to our town’s swimming facilities at Germonds Pool and Lake Nanuet Park.   At both aquatic facilities our bath houses and lifeguard buildings were in dire need of repair with structures over 40 years old and well beyond their useful lives. It was time to upgrade these buildings for our residents. The new buildings at both pools include a number of features and amenities designed to enhance the experience of swimmers of all ages.

At Lake Nanuet, the new bathhouse and lifeguard area includes an expanded number of changing rooms and electrical upgrades, which include cell phone charging stations and Wi-Fi access. In addition to the bathhouse and lifeguard area, the pool itself received safety improvements, including new deck work and new grading.

The pool at Lake Nanuet has always been a popular destination for Clarkstown residents. The brand new bathhouse and lifeguard area is the finishing touch on a series of improvements we have made to Lake Nanuet, ensuring that wonderful summertime memories will continue to be made here for years to come.

The Town of Clarkstown purchased Lake Nanuet in December of 1971 from a private swim club known as Townline Day Camp. The pool opened officially in 1972. The town upgraded the pool in 2007 by renovating the pool with a zero depth entry, a new pump house and refreshment stand. The pool also includes a number of fun aquatic features, including slides and other fountain-like structures for younger children to enjoy.

The improvements made to Lake Nanuet are just one in a series of investments the town has made to its parks and recreation system. Clarkstown recently unveiled improvements to Germonds Pool and will be opening a new playground at Kings Park, which includes new safety surfacing and outdoor adult exercise equipment. The town also looks forward to officially opening a dog park at Congers Lake Memorial Park in the fall.

Our parks are of paramount importance to me. I am very proud of the work that we have done to maintain and improve upon Clarkstown’s excellent parks system. The residents of Clarkstown work hard and deserve places to play or leisurely stroll through with family and friends. Our stewardship of parks is a critical aspect of continuing Clarkstown’s reputation as a great place to live, work and raise a family.