O ne of the local cool spots will again be open for the season as the Washington County Park at Huletts Landing will open full-time starting this weekend.
“We have been open on weekends since Memorial Day but we will start opening full time this weekend now that the school year is over,” said Amanda Mazza, director of the park.
Mazza, who took over the position from long-time director Lynn Enny, worked for Enny as a lifeguard and was excited to have the chance to follow her lead. “She made it very easy to come in here,” said Mazza. “It is a beautiful place and I worked there for seven years and I love the chance to go back there. It’s different then when I was here as a lifeguard and being in charge now, but it was better having worked with Lynn because I know what is going on here and what I am expected to do.”
Mazza said that one of her goals as the director of the park was to bring awareness to the local communities and the county about the park, which is home to swimming in Lake George, tennis courts, a picnic are a and a pavilion.
“I would like to see people more aware of what is up here,” said Mazza. “I want to see the kids and the parents become more aware of the beach and what we have to offer the community.”
This is a wonderful area.”
Mazza said that she also hopes to develop some programs and events to run at the site.
“I want to try and come up with some weekend events that we can hold here a couple of times a month,” said Mazza. “We have a lot up here to offer, and the pavilion area is always available for parties and reunions of all kinds.”
Mazza said that donations are welcomed at the park, and that she is looking forward to the rest of the summer.
“You always get people who you see coming back year after year,” said Mazza. “It’s great to see someone come down for the first time and fall in love with the park and keep coming back.”