Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A closer look at the Houghton's Pond Bathhouse, which opened Monday.
On Monday, July 9, the Department of Conservation and Recreation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new bathhouse at Houghton's Pond. The building is the largest part of a $4 million construction project at the Blue Hills Reservation recreation area. The new three-season bathhouse holds 23 toilets, a lifeguard room, a manager’s office, a first aid station, a boat room, secure storage, two family toilet rooms and outdoor rinsing and changing stalls.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation held a grand opening for the $4 million bathhouse project at Houghton's Pond on Monday.
State and local officials, including Governor Deval Patrick, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new Houghton’s Pond Bathhouse in Milton on Monday, July 9. The new facility is part of a $4 million project at the Blue Hills Reservation recreation area. The new 4,500-square-foot bathhouse, which was funded by the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Capital Fund, replaces a similar structure that was built in 1968. Patrick, who is a Milton resident, referenced the infrastructure investments made by the “Greatest Generation” after World War II during his brief address in front of the new building. “It’s time for us to make the kind of investments the generation before us did,” Patrick said, adding his administration has …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The summer recreational season kicks off this weekend.
Memorial Day week is generally considered the beginning of summer. For the Department of Conservation and Recreation, this weekend means the start of staffed pools and waterfronts. Lifeguards watch most of the DCR pools and beaches, including Milton’s Houghton’s Pond, beginning Saturday, May 26. A full list of Massachusetts state beaches and pools can be found here. "Although DCR has recreational opportunities year round across the Commonwealth, Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the much-anticipated summer recreation season filled with opportunities for family fun," said Commissioner Edward M. Lambert, Jr. in a release from the DCR. "DCR is ready to welcome you all into the parks and onto our beaches for a fun and safe summer season…