The Community Preservation Committee in Pittsfield has given the city it's blessing to continue working toward a Pontoosuc Lake beach. reports that Parks and Open Spaces Manager James McGrath asked the committee Monday for permission to spend down the balance of the city's Community Preservation Funds to find a new location for the beach.

Over a year ago, Friends of Pontoosuc Lake were approved for $15,000 from the Community Preservation Act funds to re-establish a city beach at Pontoosuc Lake Park.

The city has hired SK Design Group to look at drainage issues that have deteriorated the city beach over the years.
McGrath was quoted on IBerkshires
It was a very popular spot where there was, in fact, a lifeguard station and a changing hut and a series of docks but over time a lot of that went away, What we were left with was simply an old beach at the bottom of an old staircase there is no more and over time this was taken over as grass and maintained as grass.

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