Akron Falls Park

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Akron Falls Park
2013 July 3 Akron Falls Park Akron NY.jpg
View of Akron Falls in July of 2013.
Akron Falls Park is located in New York
Akron Falls Park
Location of Akron Falls Park within New York State
TypeRegional park
Location44 Parkview Drive
Akron, New York
Nearest cityBuffalo
Coordinates43°00′59″N 78°29′43″W / 43.01634°N 78.495278°W / 43.01634; -78.495278Coordinates: 43°00′59″N 78°29′43″W / 43.01634°N 78.495278°W / 43.01634; -78.495278
Area284 acres (1.15 km2)[1]
Created1933 (1933)
Operated byErie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry
OpenAll year
WebsiteAkron Falls Park

Akron Falls Park is a 284-acre (1.15 km2) park in the Village of Akron and Town of Newstead, New York.[1] A major feature of the park is a scenic 40-foot (12 m) waterfall on Murder Creek,[2] a small stream that flows through the park.[1] The park is operated by the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, and is free and open year-round.[3]

History[edit]

The park's core was originally managed by the Village of Akron in the early 1930s. In 1933, approximately 90 workers from the Civil Works Administration labored to improve the park. The park was transferred to Erie County in 1947, making it one of the county's oldest parks. In the years that followed, the county purchased adjacent property, which would eventually house the park's picnic shelters and ice skating facilities.[1]

Park facilities[edit]

The park has facilities for soccer, baseball, softball and tennis. Several shelters are located within the park and may be reserved for events and gatherings. Trails for hiking and bicycling are found throughout the property. During the winter, the park features ice skating facilities, a sledding hill and cross-country skiing trails.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Erie County (N.Y.) Department of Parks, Recreation, & Forestry; Erie County (N.Y.) Department of Environment & Planning; Parsons and Envision: The Hough Group; Paradigm Consulting; Wendel-Duchscherer Architects & Engineers (2003). Erie County Parks System Master Plan, Volume 2, Section 2, Subsection 2.1 (PDF). Erie County. pp. 1–9. Retrieved March 2, 2015.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Minetor, Randi (2014). Hiking Waterfalls in New York: A Guide to the State's Best Waterfall Hikes. Guildford, CN: Falcon Guides. pp. 27–28. ISBN 0762787503. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Akron Falls". Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry. Retrieved March 2, 2015.

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