By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor
Hudson – Construction is continuing, this month, on the long running renovation of Hudson’s Centennial Beach recreational area.
Drone photos showed excavation work in progress as of March 8. Two days later, the Hudson Rec. Department, itself, announced that it had brought in prefabricated buildings to augment its landscaping.
Centennial Beach is a favorite local destination on the shores of the region’s Fort Meadow Lake. It fell into disrepair in the 2000s and 2010s, nonetheless, as a more than 50-year-old bathhouse crumbled and as sand eroded.
With that property decaying, Marlborough nearby Memorial Beach comparatively blossomed following its own renovation.
In 2019, Hudson voters approved a $1.75 million face-lift for Centennial Beach, spending Community Preservation Act money to build a new bathhouse and a new concession stand while also adding extensive landscaping upgrades.
Delayed by COVID-19, this project is now coming to fruition as Rec Department officials say they expect to welcome the public back to Centennial Beach by the time the summer months roll around.