Recognizing the significance of the historic resources in the park, the Town Board appointed a committee in 2010 to help with plans for park. The committee sees the overall objectives for Heritage Park as opportunities to explain the history, create water access, youth development, community involvement, preservation, and marketing opportunities to Naturalists. It’s recognized that there is significant potential for tourism as a growing part of the canal system.
The committee is working to recommend and implement enhancements to the Park that will provide:
Since most of the Society’s programming and advocacy centers around the historic resources in the park, the logical next step was to form a non-profit support group for the Park. Much has been accomplished as a result of the tremendous effort invested by this dedicated, all-volunteer group to help our community develop the park and bring our heritage back to life. To support the efforts of this grass-roots effort, join us to become a member or volunteer today!
Our volunteers are making a difference bringing maximum value to our community.
View here a video of our Friends at work in the Park.
In 2010, the Town was awarded an Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) grant through New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to create a plan for the park. The Project was directed by the Park Design Committee working with the consulting services of Doug Gerber, RLA and Jo Anne Gagliano, RLA of EDR Companies. Joining the project were Maren King, Assistant Director of the Center for Community Design & Research (CCDR), and students from the State University College of Environmental Science & Forestry School of Landscape Architecture. EDR, in concert with CCDR consulting performed an inventory and analysis, developed project goals, program options, and alternative conceptual approaches.