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Albany County Partners with Local Organizations to Open Lawson Lake Park to County Residents

Albany County Partners with Local Organizations to Open Lawson Lake Park to County Residents

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Summer camp is back at Lawson Lake and the grounds are open to the public. Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple, Sr. and Albany County District Attorney David Soares joined forces to make renovations and clean up the park to make it accessible to the public and partner with a local organizations to host day camps throughout the summer.
Summer camp is back at Lawson Lake and the grounds are open to the public. Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple, Sr. and Albany County District Attorney David Soares joined forces to make renovations and clean up the park to make it accessible to the public and partner with a local organizations to host day camps throughout the summer.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Albany County Partners with Local Organizations to OpenLawson Lake Park to County Residents
Summer camp is back at Lawson Lake and the grounds are open to the public. Albany CountyExecutive Daniel P. McCoy, Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple, Sr. and Albany CountyDistrict Attorney David Soares joined forces to make renovations and clean up the park to makeit accessible to the public and partner with a number of organizations to host day camps to kidsthroughout the summer.
“I said in my State of the County address in March that Lawson Lake is a jewel of Albany
County and should be used by our families and children but it ne
eded work,” said AlbanyCounty Executive Daniel P. McCoy. “By working with the DA and the Sheriff, we are able toopen free children’s day camps operated by St. Catherine’s Center for Children
, The PrideCenter of the Capital Region and the Boys and Girls Club of Albany and this is just thebeginning
.”
 The immediate renovations and developments include rehabilitation of existing buildings andimprovements such as
air conditioning, landscaping, increased Sheriff’s patrols, and
new trailmarkings done by the Albany County Sheriff Explorers. These renovations were done in part bythe Boys and Girls Club of Albany and the Inmate Workforce provided by Albany County.
“Lawson
Lake will provide a safe environment for 
all Albany County kids to enjoy,” said Albany
 
County Sheriff Craig D. Apple, Sr.
Our Sheriff Explorers Unit, which is made up of teenagers,marked all the trails and our Inmate workforce provided hundreds of hours of labor to clean andprepare the camp for the kids. This truly has been a synergeti
c effort. ““With the recent renovations to Lawson Lake, the youth of Albany County will have the
opportunity to enjoy their summer break in a safe environment that will allow them to form
lasting memories with their friends and family,” said Albany Cou
nty District Attorney David
Soares. “Community outreach activities such as this are an integral part of law enforcement’s
goal of steering youth away from crime. I want to thank Executive McCoy, Sheriff Apple and allof our community partners for sharing
our goal to invest in the youth of Albany County.”
 
 
CDTA has stepped up to work with the Albany County Department of Children, Youth andFamilies to provide transportation to and from the park. The original reason camps suspendeduse of Lawson Lake was due to the transportation costs. This effort to provide discounttransportation restores Lawson Lake Park to its status as a public resource available toeveryone throughout the County.
“Our goal is to make Lawson Lake accessible for all kids,” continued McCoy. “Carm Basile and
CDTA have stepped up again
and partnered with county to make this happen.”
 
“We’re pleased to work with the County Executive to offer our youth easy access to LawsonLake camp to ensure a fulfilling summertime experience,” said CEO CDTA Carm Basile. “Our 
Summer Fun pass is an affordable transportation option for young people, 17 and under, to helpthem to get to fun destinations like Camp Lawson, the mall, Grafton Park, Saratoga Springs aswell as to summer jobs all over the Capital Region.
 
“I commend the County Executive, Distric
t Attorney, Sheriff and all those who worked to provideanother wonderful opportunity for recreation for the people of Albany County,
said Chairman of the Albany County Legislature Shawn Morse."I commend County Executive McCoy for taking the first steps in availing this pristine property to
all residents of Albany County,” Christine Benedict, Minority Leader of the Albany CountyLegislature. “
Together with the establishment of the Lawson Lake Advisory Board, we can allassist in keeping this ecologically sensitive property as we see it today. Making this parkavailable to everyone is just another example of Dan McCoy caring for the residents of AlbanyCounty. Keeping open spaces in Albany County in their natural habitat, while allowing our residents to enjoy the sheer natural beauty is a valuable asset for this community.""Summer camping not only provides healthy recreation, but also offers growth, learning, andpositive peer development opportunities for children, said Bill Gettman, Executive Director,St. Catherine's Center for Children
.
We applaud the energy and leadership of Albany CountyExecutive Dan McCoy and DCYF Commissioner Poulin and the magnificent staff at the Boys
and Girls Club. The children and youth served by St Catherine’s Center wil
l experience a oncein a lifetime moment during the summer camp season.
 
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is very excited to partner with Albany County this year to
bring summer day camp experiences back
to kids from the City of Albany,” said Lisa Hunter,
Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany
.
Sixty children from the Boys & Girls Clubswill be attending camp at Lawson Lake for 7 weeks during the summer where they will gohiking, canoeing, fishing, participate in arts and crafts, sports activities and educationalprograms. We are grateful to Albany County for their commitment and all of the efforts that they
have put forth to make sure this opportunity was available to our kids this year.”
 
“Th
e Pride Center is honored to partner with Albany County to launch a camp for lesbian, gay,bisexual and tra
nsgender youth and their allies,” said Curran
Streett, Executive Director, ThePride Center of the Capital Region
.
This is a transformative opportunity, and a fantastic way tocelebrate the 30
th
 
anniversary of the Pride Center’s Youth program.”“This is an opportunity for children and their families to enjoy the fabulous resources of Lawson
Lake that so many residents of Albany County have in the p
ast,” said Albany County Legislator 
Mary Lou B.
Connolly. “This is the result of the wonderful work done in partnership with CountyExecutive McCoy, Sheriff Apple, DA Soares and the community.”
 

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