Ontario Beach & Deep Run Parks Master Plan
PARK MASTER PLANS UNDERWAY
Ontario County is developing a master plan for Ontario Beach Park and Deep Run Park, two small parks on the eastern shore of Canandaigua Lake in the Town of Gorham.
Public access to Canandaigua Lake is very limited. 97% of its 36 mile shoreline is in private ownership with only nine public parks/recreation areas including Ontario Beach Park and Deep Run Park. Ontario Beach Park and Deep Run Park are the only public lake access points in the Town of Gorham, and the only lakefront parks in the Ontario County Park System. Both parks have sweeping views of Canandaigua Lake and the Bristol Hills, charge no fee, and are open late spring to early fall.The purpose of this master plan is to identify opportunities to increase park amenities and access to Canandaigua Lake while building on the existing aesthetic character and stunning lake views at these two parks. The Plan will incorporate a pragmatic and creative fusion of engineering, ecology and recreation planning to build cohesive, attractive and sustainable waterfront park designs for Ontario Beach Park and Deep Run Park.
MEETINGS & COMMUNITY FEEDBACK
Come Join in the Planning Process! Saturday, April 21st Kick Off Meeting.
The first public meeting will be held on Saturday April 21st, 10 am at the Crystal Beach Fire Department in the Town of Gorham. The meeting will be in an open house format. The consultant will present analysis of the existing conditions and preliminary recommendations and solicit feedback from the community about Ontario Beach Park and Deep Run Park. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas. Click here to view the Kick Off Meeting Flyer.
Announcements of upcoming meetings will be listed here as they are organized, and past meetings will be summarized here when completed.
We want to hear from you! Please take our online survey
The purpose of this survey is to gather information from community members about their current use of Ontario Beach Park and Deep Run Park, and their feedback regarding current issues and potential improvements. Thank you for helping to shape the future of the Ontario County Park System.
MAPS -These preliminary maps show existing conditions at the project sites. Click on a thumbnail below for a full-view of the corresponding map (hover cursor over image to see title). Please stay tuned for further mapping.
PHOTO GALLERY -Click here to view a gallery of Ontario Beach Park and Deep Run Park images
PROJECT DOCUMENTS -Stay tuned for first draft of report
- Click here to enjoy a Powerpoint (converted to .pdf) detailing The Future of Deep Run and Ontario Beach Parks
RESOURCES -Reference Websites
Ontario County Planning: http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/97/Planning
Ontario County Parks: http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/202/Parks
Town of Gorham: https://www.gorham-ny.com
Senior Planner, Ontario County Planning Department
MEET THE TEAM -
JON HARMAN, NYS Department of Transportation, Region 4
FRED LIGHTFOOT, Town of Gorham Supervisor
KEVIN L. OLVANY, Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council
THOMAS M. ROBINSON, Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.
MARIA RUDZINSKI, Ontario County Planning Department
STEVEN G VANDERBROOK, Ontario County
THOMAS WALKER, NYS DEC Region 8
Barton & Loguidice integrates a diverse group of certified planners, licensed engineers, landscape architects, architectural designers and environmental scientists.
This project has been funded with a grant from the Environmental Protection Fund from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - EPF#155956