Men fishing at Mountain Lake Park during the mid 1930s!
MTN. LAKE PARK — Plans for Leo Martin Memorial Park are moving along. Mountain Lake Park officials reviewed landscape designer Daniel Lucas’ latest rendering of the project during their council meeting last Thursday.
The butterfly-shaped park is to be located near the corner of Md. 135 and G Street on the site where the Bashford Amphitheater once stood. Martin served as mayor of Mountain Lake Park for 16 years.
Officials discussed the park design, which features flower beds shrubbery, fitness areas, a splash pad, a pavilion where weddings and other activities can be held, an outdoor fireplace, swings, as well as spaces where tents can be set up for festivals and other events.
In the center of the “butterfly” will be a silo-like tower with manufactured stone veneer and a spire top.
“It’s almost like a little castle that’s going to be really visible to the highway,” Mayor Don Sincell said. “It’ll have a spiral staircase and slides for kids.”
Lucas’ current plan shows a circular elevated stage with grass-terrace seating. Sincell noted, however, this feature might be changed.
The town has received Program Open Space and Community Parks and Playgrounds Program grants from the state totaling $235,000 for the project.
Sincell provided a brief update on Mountain Chautauqua, which is slated for July in Mountain Lake Park.
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MTN. LAKE PARK — Mayor Don Sincell would like to put the “lake” back in Mountain Lake Park.
He discussed the issue with state officials during the recent Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference in Ocean City.
“One of the main reasons I wanted to go there was to find out about the possibility of eventually restoring Mountain Lake,” Sincell said during last week’s town council meeting.
The former 35-acre lake was part of a planned Chautauqua resort established by a group of businessmen and Methodists from Wheeling, W.Va., in 1881. The water body provided swimming and boating opportunities for program participants and other visitors. The site is now owned by the town.
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If you are in Deep Creek Lake from July 30 – August 6, you are in luck! The Garrett County Fair will be held right here on Mosser Road in McHenry, Maryland. Offering rides, agricultural contests, vendors of all kinds, and much more, the fair is not something to miss!
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Located 8 miles south of Deep Creek Lake lies Mountain Lake Park, Maryland. Similar to other neighboring towns, Mountain Lake Park was a popular resort area from the late 1800’s to the 1940’s. A “Chautauqua” style town, Mountain Lake Park stressed the importance of education as well as recreation. Over the years, thousands of visitors have traveled through Mountain Lake Park, such as President William Howard Taft and Mark Twain.
Today, the town is filled with Victorian style homes representing the times gone by and over 2,000 residents. It is still a source of recreation, since it neighbors Broadford Lake. When is the best time to visit Mountain Lake Park? The Western Maryland Clay Court Tennis Championships in August! The town has been hosting this event for the past 94 years. For more information about Mountain Lake Park, please visit http://mtnlakepark.org/.
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