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
Draft concept plans have been developed for both lakeshore parks. For Ontario Beach County Park, proposed improvement ideas include canoe/kayak access, small fishing pier and overlook deck. For Deep Run, ideas include a small picnic shelter, small pavilion with restrooms and lifeguard station and playground area. An important part of the plan is to make the parks accessible to persons of all abilities.
Green infrastructure measures to minimize stormwater runoff into Canandaigua Lake are also included. The plans are also emphasizing community connectivity and improving bicycle/pedestrian safety as well as linkages to future development of Town of Gorham park land on County Road 1. By hovering your cursor over a thumbnail below, you will see a brief description of the map/graphic. Click on a thumbnail for a full-view of the corresponding map.
We want to hear what you have to say about the draft concept plans and recommendations. E-mail your comments to Maria Rudzinski (Maria.Rudzinksi@co.ontario.ny.us), Senior Planner, Ontario County Planning Department, 20 Ontario Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 (Phone: 585-396-4416)
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. Below are the results of the survey through 8/15/18:
Survey Results (click here)
August 18th, 2018 Lakeshore Parks Planning Public Meeting Summary
The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the community to the concept plans for Deep Run and Ontario County Beach Parks. Twenty-eight people attended the open house and shared their thoughts and ideas on the concept plans and other issues related to the parks. 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.
April 21st, 2018 Lakeshore Parks 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
By hovering your cursor over a thumbnail below, you will see a brief description of the map/graphic. Click on a thumbnail for a full-view of the corresponding map.