State conveys land for park

BEACON FALLS — The state has transferred a piece of land to the town to expand Riverbend Park.

The transfer was included in the Land Conveyance Bill that was approved during the recent special session of the General Assembly, state Rep. Theresa Conroy, D-Seymour, announced in a press release.

The legislation conveys a 0.22 acre parcel of land to the town in return for administrative costs of the transaction.

Riverbend Park is located on Nancy Avenue along the Naugatuck River. The park is used for fishing as well as a place to launch canoes and kayaks into the river.

Officials announced plans to expand and make improvements at the park in January 2014. In December, the town acquired a 0.45-acre parcel at the corner of Nancy and Hubbell avenues on the western end of the park from the property owners in exchange for forgiving about $10,000 in back taxes on the property.