Gaslight Village

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Gaslight Village was a Vaudeville themed amusement park in Lake George, New York. The park was located along New York State Route 9N, U.S. Route 9 and Warren County Route 69 (West Brook Road) in the village. It opened in 1959, designed by Arto Monaco and built by amusement park builder Charles Wood. The park was approximately 3-4 city blocks in size, and featured some standard amusement rides, (a Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, bumper cars, etc.) as well as some unusual rides. The park was closed in 1989. Its site later became the now defunct Lake George Action Park.[1]

Charles R. Wood Park

In December 2010, it was reported that Lake George Association, Lake George Land Conservancy and other organizations had acquired the land and were demolishing the site in order return the area to wetlands to filter water draining into Lake George, at a cost of up to $12 million.[1]

In April 2012, it was announced that foundation of Gaslight Village's late founder, the Charles R. Wood Foundation, contributed $750,000 towards a $1.8 million nature park, to be called Charles R. Wood Park. Along with offering picnic and recreational space, the area will treat storm water from NY 9N via a settling pond and a constructed wetland.[2]

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