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Newton Park and Conservation Lands

Crystal Lake

2017    
 
     
2016    
 
    Turtles catch some rays on a fall day
     
 
The lake after one of the driest summers ever   The same view in fall 2006
     
 
The Crystal Lake Conservancy held a "Paddles and Petals" event in June.
     
2014    
 

When the City of Newton acquired two parcels adjacent to the Crystal Lake bathhouse, it resold the house at 230 Lake Avenue to a private owner. However, the city retained the rights to a lakeside path from the Crystal Lake beach to the existing parkland at Levingston Cove. The Conservators holds a conservation restriction on this pathway.

     
 
The entrance to the pathway is between the two boulders.    
     
 
The Crystal Lake Conservancy sponsored a Paddles & Pumpkins event on September 28th.
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
     
 
The last day of swimming...   ...and a few days later.
     
2013    
 
A very tame egret visits the lake
 
     
 
     
 
    "At this time the water and the docks will be closed for a 15-minute safety break."
     
     
2012    
 
    A storm drain near the lake
     
 
Crystal Lake was closed to swimming in late July due to blue-green algae    
     
2011    
 
A flock of hooded mergansers visits just before the lake ices over.
     
 
     
2010    
   
The last day of the swimming season    
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
     
2009    
 
Catch and release    
     
2008    
 
230 Lake Avenue   The newly-acquired shoreline
     
 
A heron visits Crystal Lake    
     
 
     
 
    New parkland at 20 Rogers Street
     
2007    
A 180-degree panoramic view of the newly acquired land
     
 
The stone wall separating the beach from the newly acquired property has been stabilized and reduced in height.
     
 
    20 Rogers Street
     
 
Work begins to stabilize the stone wall separating the beach from the newly acquired property
     
 
The future use of the newly acquired land and building remains to be determined
     
 
     
2005    
 
     

 

     
 
     
     
 
     
     
 
     
     
 
     
     
 
     
     
 
     
     
 
     
   

Photos by DB

     
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