Lawson Lake County Park

Eagle Scout Project

Eagle Scout Project: Cleaning Up the Lawson Family Plot

For his Eagle Scout project, Ezra Goldmeer of Boy Scout Troop 1701 (Latham, NY) created a memorial garden at Lawson's Lake Park for the graves of Elizabeth and Christopher Lawson.

The graves are in a woody section of the park, just a few steps from the parking lot. However, the graves were covered by weeds, and there was no marking of the grave site, or any clear path to walk to the site.

Ezra's project included clearing the area around the graves, creating a path from the road to the grave site, erecting a sign marking the entrance to the path, installing a post with information about the graves, and building benches for people to sit to pay their respects, or just to enjoy the shade on a hot summer's day.

In creating this memorial garden, Ezra honored the memory of the Lawson family and the gift of their land which has been, and continues to be used as a summer camp for children from the City of Albany.

Learn more about Eagle Scout rank from the Boy Scouts of America website here external website

Open year round to the public for bird watching, cross country skiing, fishing, hiking, ice fishing, nature study, picnicking, snowshoeing and the use of canoes and portable cartop watercraft.


DAWN TO DUSK

CARRY IN – CARRY OUT

Use of our buildings is by special permit.

For information, contact
Albany County Recreation Bureau
390 New Salem Road, Voorheesville
(518) 655-7948
recreation@albanycounty.com


The following uses and activities are prohibited: consumption of alcoholic beverages, hunting, trapping, motorized vehicles, motorized boats and large watercraft requiring trailers, open fires, overnight camping, and swimming.