HARRISON – Some major improvements are in the works for the town-owned Crystal Lake Park just outside the village.

At a special town meeting Tuesday, voters agreed to rezone the park to conform to village zoning so that a gazebo can be built at the park by the Crystal Lake Park Improvement Committee.

The park’s shoreland zoning designation restricted the construction of any structures closer than 100 feet, so the site needed to be rezoned to allow the gazebo, said Town Manager Mike Thorne.

The park, created in the 1960s, is restricted to recreational use because it was developed using state Department of Conservation grant funds, he said.

The committee wants to make the improvements before next year’s bicentennial celebration, said Thorne.

The gazebo will be used by the Recreation Department for arts programs and evening outdoor concerts.

The committee also plans to replace the existing food booth, an integral part of the baseball field at the park. Other improvements will include fencing for safety purposes along the front of the park abutting Route 117, and reorienting the basketball and skateboard courts.

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