Nearly atop Lounsbury Road, off Albany Post Road North, is Kaplan’s Pond. Kaplans, as its known to many Croton-on-Hudson residents, is also a favorite winter-time skating spot, complete with community shovels and home-made hockey goals.
As part of the Brook Street improvement project, the old water outlet at Kaplan’s Pond, which was very small and surrounded by brush, has been majestically rebuilt to better control the outflow of water during periods of heavy rain to lower lying areas in the Village. The new spillway (view photo gallery) even includes a railed walkway over the dam-like structure to sitting benches located next to the pond.
Reconstruction of the spillway comes as a result of a Village-wide drainage study by Dvirka & Bartilucci conducted in 2003 and was funded by a Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) from New York State.