Former Gaslight Village in Lake George Becomes Charles R. Wood Park

There’s new life for the old Gaslight Village in Lake George.

The site of the once-popular amusement park, which closed in 1989 after 30 years in operation, has been replaced by open space, a children's playground, and a performance space.

It’s now called Charles R. Wood Park, in honor of the man who founded Gaslight Village and Storytown, which was the forerunner of the Great Escape.

Lake George Mayor Bob Blais says the park is the result of years of collaboration between local government and environmental groups.

Wood's daughter, Charlene, says she's happy to see the new park come to life.

Cost to re-develop the site estimated at around $2 million.

Photo: WNYT

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