About the Crandall Park Beautification Committee
Crandall Park, located on Glen Street in Glens Falls, New York, has a long and deep history. The park, established by the late Henry Crandall in 1800, was once adorned with beautiful gardens, large ponds, and open lands. At one point in time, motorized boats were even able to navigate the large ponds. Proudly, the park is home to a giant memorial obelisk topped with a 5-point star. The obelisk marks the crypts of Henry Crandall and his wife Beatrice and perhaps even his pair of white horses. Crandall Park Beautification Committee, established in 1999, has united and energized a local citizen-group to improve the park appearance.
Some of the accomplishments include:
- Dredging of the pond
- Construction of a beautiful performance shell
- Refurbishing and installing a sturdy black-iron fence along Glen Street
- Cleaning of the granite obelisk honoring Henry Crandall
- Installing an aerator device in the pond
- Placement of a large waterfall fountain among the large pine trees
- Planting of a hosta garden adjacent to the original stone face wall near the performance shell
- Purchased and installed a garden shed for maintenance equipment
- Completed field house
- Completed fishing pier
- New softball diamond
The Crandall Park Beautification Committee is now working to improve the area in the front of the bandstand, and install additional benches around the fountain and pond. We recognize the efforts of everyone involved in our endeavors. We encourage you to support in making Crandall Park the gem that it has been for over 100 years.