Since the start of this summer season, the water level at Sunset Lake has risen nine inches, adding some three to four million more gallons of water and helping keep the lake open every day.
"The water quality is very high," Mayor Joseph Sullivan said.
The 55-acre freshwater lake recently underwent $30,000 in renovations to keep rainwater runoff from polluting the water, also helping keep away the large puddles that used to form in the parking lot.
More water in the lake, aided by steel plates that replaced wooden structures on Pond Street and help keep water in, means more quality because sunlight has a harder time penetrating into the water, limiting vegetation growth, Sullivan said.
It's a big difference from a few years ago, when residents complained about its condition and weeds were a much larger problem. Two weeks ago, when the final Party-in-the-Park coincided with a night of tunes courtesy of the Sunset Lake Concert Series, more than 500 people turned out at the lake for food and entertainment.