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Lease for Maine's Crescent Beach State Park Extended
03/08/2013 04:15 PM ET  

The Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry, Division of Parks and Public Lands, today announced the deal, reached with The Sprague Corp.

Concern over the future of Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth has been put to rest, for the near future at least. The state has signed a deal to maintain public access on much of the land that makes up the park.

The Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry, Division of Parks and Public Lands, today announced the deal, reached with The Sprague Corp. The agreement extends for five years the state's lease on a 100-acre parcel that has made up much of the park since 1961.

"We are very pleased with the way this has turned out," says Maine Division of Parks and Lands Director Will Harris, in a statement. "This will give us significant time to seek an even more permanent resolution for Crescent Beach. I think both sides have worked well to reach this point."

The $100,000 per-year lease includes about 1,000 feet of beach as well, as an entrance road, control station, hiking trails and a portion of the parking lot.



 

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