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. Fore more information, check out the following .pdf: Planning for Deep Run & Ontario Beach County Parks
April 21st, 2018 Lakeshore Parks Planning Public Meeting Summary.
Thirty-five people attended the park planning open house and shared their thoughts and ideas on the future of the parks. The intent of this meeting was to introduce the community to the overall purpose and planning process for the Ontario County Lakeshore Parks Master Plan. The Parks are located on the Eastern shore of Canandaigua Lake in the Town of Gorham, Ontario County, NY. You can view a complete summary of the public comments by clicking here
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The online survey is still open. Your ideas about the future of the Lakeshore Parks are important to us! Click the following link to take the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OntarioCountyParks