MARLBOROUGH – Mayor Arthur Vigeant has announced that the Lake Williams Gazebo, adjacent to the Marlborough Court House, recently got a makeover.
This project was completed by the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, which volunteered to replace the cedar shake roof; and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School painting and design students, who repainted the gazebo.
The Lake Williams gazebo was donated many years ago to the city by the Rowe Family, and it is being recognized in memory of the late Gaye Rowe, who was a Marlborough Hospital nurse for 25 years and served on the Friends of Marlborough Public Library.
In addition to the Lake Williams gazebo, the gazebo located at the Frank D. Walker Building on Main Street also received a new roof and painting.
“I’d like to thank the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School painting and design students who volunteered their time to rehab the gazebos. I would also like to recognize the Rowe family, who donated this gazebo years ago for all to use,” said Vigeant.
“Members of our union are active community members in all our towns and cities across the Commonwealth and were very happy to have been part of this gazebo project. We were fortunate to be able to involve young people from our training center in this project. Teaching yet another generation the importance of giving back to the community,” said Rick Anketell, business agent for the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters.
The gazebo sits on the grassy knoll adjacent to the Marlborough District Court House on Williams Street, and it is often used to enjoy the view of the 113 acres of water and land at Lake Williams. The lake offers a 1-mile-long trail providing a view of the lake and is part of the Panther Trail.
The Panther Trail is a 26.2-mile trail loop located entirely in Marlborough linking the downtown area, the Assabet River Rail Trail, neighborhoods, recreation and conservation lands. In addition to the trail, a boardwalk is being installed around a portion of Lake Williams and is expected to be completed before the end of the year. For more information about the Lake Williams Trail or the Panther Trail, visit www.marlborough-ma.gov/conservation-commission and click on the Panther Trail Map tab.