Members of the Niagara County Legislature, local dignitaries and family and friends of the late Clyde Burmaster held a ceremony Friday, July 23, to officially dedicate the Clyde L. Burmaster Park on Lower Mountain Road in Ransomville. The park had been formerly known as Bond Lake Park.
“No one did more to develop this recreation area than Clyde Burmaster, so naming the park after him helps preserve his tremendous legacy,” Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh said.
Burmaster passed away in August 2019. The County Legislature voted a few months later to rename the park in his honor.
“As we attempted to schedule a formal dedication that allowed members of the Burmaster family from out of town to attend, the pandemic hit, which led to the year-long delay,” said Legislator Irene Myers, who succeeded Burmaster. “But it was worth waiting, as so many old friends and family members who had not seen each other in some time were able to share stories about Clyde and remember his great work for our community.”