The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 14, 2002


Great Brook Farm State Park improvements to begin

Dairy farmer Mark Duffy and his cow, Freedom, look on as Ray Faucher, park supervisor, representative Carol Cleven and DEM commissioner Peter C. Webber turn over the first spades of soil for the new renovations at the state park. (Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)
Ground was broken for the Great Brook Farm State Park's new comfort station/shade pavilion and landscape improvements on Friday, June 7. The new facility will be located on top of a hill adjacent to the new parking lot and will feature visitor restroom facilities, an administrative office, shade pavilion for sheltered seating and a gathering area for visiting groups. The location will also provide sweeping views of the farm and meadow landscape and a terrace surrounding the building with butterfly garden and picnic area.

Designed for long-term storm water management and visitor comfort, the construction project includes the creation of paths and seating areas for visitor comfort, stepped terraces at the pond's edge, new trees, shrubs and plants, and universal accessibility, including a new wheelchair-accessible path to the ice cream stand.

Construction is expected to take four to sixth months. The park will remain open and accessible during construction.

Erosion at the duck pond will be corrected. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)
Comfort station/shade pavilion. (Rendering by James Earl/DEM)
Mark and Tamma Duffy with their dairy cow, Freedom

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito