Lake Wapogasset Park & Boating Facility
Some of the recreational facilities available to the public at the Lake Wapogasset Park include:
The Lake Wapogasset Park is governed by these Park Rules.
In 1926 the Town of Garfield acquired the majority of the land that is now known as Lake Wapogasset Park. For many years, the park served as a recreational and meeting area. There was a concession stand with boats for rent, a swimming beach, and groups and families picnicked there.
In May of 1942 a tornado moved through the park and destroyed the concession stand and boats and downed numerous trees. Although the downed trees were removed, the other facilities at the park were not rebuilt and the park gradually declined.
Read more about the history of the Lake Wapogasset Park here and view historical photos of the park here.
In the early 21st century a group worked to have the park rejuvenated and updated. Various grants were sought and the Town of Garfield voted to fund the renovation of the park.
Construction and renovation of the park began in late 2006 (click here to view photos of the construction). As part of the renovation, an archeological survey was made of the site. Click here to view the results of the survey and photos of some of the artifacts recovered.
The newly renovated park was opened with a Grand Opening ceremony on July 21, 2007. To view the program for the ceremony and photos from the Grand Opening click here.
The citizens of the Town of Garfield hope you enjoy
the recreational opportunities at Lake Wapogasset Park.
Please help us keep the park clean.