4. Lions Park

The Lewis Boulevard land was donated to the Town of Killingly in 1973 by Chuck Prest. In the late 1970’s and early 80’s, the town made improvements for its use as a small neighborhood park.. In 1980, the Lions Club took responsibility for the park. To recognize the club’s generosity, the park is now named Lions Park. Lewis Blvd. is an unusual town road as its width is 100 feet versus the more standard width of 50 feet. It was intended to have a median strip and be a true “boulevard”. Early maps of the area show a never-constructed road circling Lions Park pond and named Lake Drive.