Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New Flanders Park Displays Connect Tupper Lake Community

historic interpretive signs along Flanders Park waterfront walkwayA ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate several new interpretive displays and installations was held last week in Tupper Lake’s Flanders Park.

Complete with an interactive log roll, climbing spike and interpretive signs, the new installations in Tupper Lake’s Flanders Park tell the story of the community’s logging and rail heritage, the history of the park and Raquette Pond, and more effectively connect the waterfront to the nearby Wild Center.

The displays and interactives were designed and fabricated with funding provided by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund. Installation was completed by The Wild Center Staff and the Village of Tupper Lake Department of Public Works.

In addition to the installations, the park has undergone a number of other improvements, with more, such as the new bandshell, anticipated.

Courtesy of The Wild Center and Adirondack Foundation’s Tupper Lake Fund, an Adirondack-styled WiFi Charging Station is located along the Park’s walkway. Plus the entire Park now has access to broadband connectivity, thanks to partners The Wild Center, SLIC Network Solutions & DANC.

Flanders Park is located on Martin Street, in Tupper Lake. For more information about Tupper Lake, visit their website.

Photo: Historic interpretive signs along Flanders Park waterfront walkway, provided.

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