Parks Department seeking development ideas for new Green Lakes land

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The New York State Parks Department wants to hear your development ideas for a new 261-acre addition.

Green Lakes enthusiasts are encouraged to attend a public hearing at the Fayetteville Village Hall Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m. and submit their concepts.

“It’s got such a great view – but is it going to be for additional hiking trails, other kinds of multi-use trails, it’s all unknown at this point,” said Wendy Van Der Bogart, Senior Landscape Architect for New York’s Central Region.

The 261-acre acquisition is split into three parcels all of which were previously farmland. It is the first major addition in almost 25 years and also means the park’s total area will now exceed 2,000 acres.

“This new area provides a totally different feeling for parkgoers,” said Van Der Bogart.

The new land isn’t attached to the main portion of the park and is separated on the east by Pierson Road and to the southeast by George Taylor Road.

Despite this unique arrangement, Van Der Bogart said there are still plenty of opportunities for development.

If you’d like to take part in the public meeting, it’s being held on Thursday, February 7th at 7:00pm at Fayetteville Village Hall located at 425 East Genesee Street.

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