The Town of Beacon Falls, CT, will receive a 45-acre parcel that includes a 40-acre pond immediately along the Naugatuck River. “The property is absolutely beautiful, a jewel right in the heart of Beacon Falls,” said First Selectman Susan Cable, when speaking of the property referred to as the “O&G Pond.” “It’s going to be preserved as open space for future generations to enjoy.”
The Board of Selectman will formally acquire the site as a gift from O&G Industries prior to the official ceremony. A new gate will provide control over vehicle usage into the park area, which will offer approximately 50 parking spaces to visitors.
“O&G Industries is a prominent brand here in Beacon Falls and throughout Connecticut; Ken Faroni, Director of Planning and Permits is a champion of their brand, evident in the fruition of this acquisition,” said Cable. “We are grateful for the magnificent property donation from O&G. I envision future growth and prosperity to the town as a result of their generosity of the waterfront property. It will serve as a focal point to the town.”
Ken Faroni has managed the site for nearly two decades, working cooperatively with every board and commission in town and at the state and federal level to obtain the necessary permits. “O&G recognizes the importance of preserving open space for the community,” said Faroni. “Our donation will permanently protect one of the town’s most prized natural resources serving a multitude of public benefits and functions, including providing a valuable water-based recreational resource, floodplain protection and wildlife management.”