The Warwick Town Board was scheduled to vote Thursday night on a five-year renewable lease agreement with the Village of Greenwood Lake, where the village will manage and operate the town beach and park.
The Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park and Greenwood Lake Beach property is located at the end of Windermere Avenue in the Village of Greenwood Lake. It is owned and operated by the Town of Warwick but that will change if this agreement is approved.
It was originally purchased by the town with purchase of development rights (PDR) funds.
The new agreement will keep the town as the property owner and give the village the rights to manage, oversee and operate the beach and park. Town residents will still be offered the same pricing to access the beach as village residents.
Town of Warwick Supervisor Mike Sweeton said the town will help, if needed, for opening the beach, weed removal and clean-up.
In a Facebook post by Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, he said the town “has made incredible investments in this park” and that the time has come for the village to be the new steward.
“The property was purchased in the early 2000’s by a town fund set up to preserve open space and prevent development. Since then, the Town of Warwick has made incredible investments in this park and within Greenwood Lake in general,” said Dwyer. “However, the time has come for a new steward to take over this gem on Greenwood Lake. I am proud to announce that after many years of talks about the possibility, the park and beach we all love will now be under the management of the Village of Greenwood Lake.
The park/beach has become a focal point for village-sponsored events and the village will make it even better,” Dwyer continued. “We are excited for this new partnership and look forward to giving our residents a great experience at the most beautiful spot on Greenwood Lake.”