Richard K. Sullivan Jr., Energy and Environmental Affairs secretary, led a delegation of state officials recently as they, local officials and area sportsmen and women celebrated completion of the boating access reconstruction project at Brookfield's South Pond.
“South Pond is known as one of the best trout fishing lakes in the state. We are pleased to have completed construction of the facility so that it will be ready for the rush of anglers and boaters in the spring,” said Mary Griffin, Department of Fish & Game commissioner.
DFG’s Office of Fishing and Boating Access oversaw the construction of the facility, which was done by Precise Paving of Sturbridge. The facility includes a new concrete boat ramp, an improved turning radius that will make it easier to launch and retrieve boats, new pavement and granite curbing and accessible sidewalks and pathways for shore anglers. There are 10 parking spaces for vehicles with trailers and an additional five spaces for single vehicles.
Work on the Dick and Paula Woodard Fishermen’s Access Area on South Pond, also known as Lake Quacumquasit, was completed at a cost of $135,000.
“I appreciate the great work of DFG and for naming the area for Paula and Dick Woodard — there are not two more deserving people,” said state Rep. Anne M. Gobi, D-Spencer.