At the west side of the Park (and along what is now Route 41) was the man-made Lake Washington.


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The Lake was constructed in 1898 and named in honor of George Washington. A large island was built in the middle of the lake and was named Howe's Island, after British Commander Lord Howe. The armies of Washington and Howe had almost fought near the park during the American Revolution. The average depth of the Lake was only three feet in order to prevent patrons from drowning.


In 1911, a Dance Hall was built in the middle of Lake Washington, and patrons could access the Dance Hall either by boat or by bridge.



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