Lynn Demming in New Milford was reopened to the public this weekend following an overhaul to the Candlewood Lake park. There is still some work left to do.
A safer and expanded parking lot, playground, trails into the woods, benches and grills and new swimming docks were among the improvements made. When the old swim docks were pulled out of water, it was determined that they were rotting and not in good shape. Now that they've been replaced, there's a safe place for people to swim and do laps. Mayor David Gronbach says this also aids the "learn to swim" program run at the park.
Upgrades were made to the kayak/canoe/paddle board racks and the existing lifeguard buildings were also completed. A new fishing dock will be added soon.
A grand reopening will be scheduled in the coming weeks.