Ontario Beach & Deep Run Parks Master Plan

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MASTER PLANS FOR ONTARIO COUNTY’S CANANDAIGUA LAKESHORE PARKS ARE COMPLETED

From the beginning of the planning process, the mission was to expand public access and inclusive recreational opportunities to Canandaigua Lake at Deep Run and Ontario Beach County Parks.

 97% of the Lake’s 36 mile shoreline are in private ownership and only nine public park/recreation areas provide public access.  Making improvements that were appropriate for these small parks, both totaling only 1.5 acres, required balancing the capability of the site to accommodate more visitors with and adding new facilities or uses. 

 The recommendations and concept plans for Deep Run and Ontario Beach County Parks reflect the input received from a series of public meetings, an online survey, and the park planning advisory committee.  Consideration was also given future development of Town of Gorham  parkland across from Deep Run Park could provide complementary uses and support facilities such as parking.  

The full report will be posted when final review is completed. 

Link to Presentation on Master Plans for Ontario County's Canandaigua Lakeshore Parks

Link to Final Deep Run Park and Ontario Beach Park Concept Plans.   

SR 364 & CR 11 CORRIDOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN UNDERWAY 

Traffic, safety, pedestrian and bicycle access are important issues identified throughout the planning process. Since addressing these issues was beyond the scope of a park planning project Ontario County applied for and received a grant from the Genesee Transportation Council to prepare an Active Transportation Plan for the SR 364/CR11 corridor. The study will look at ways to improve safe pedestrian and bicycle connections and along  the entire corridor from CR 1 to the Yates County Line.

Park Plan Highlights Slideshow

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PROJECT FUNDING NYS_OfficeofParks_LogoThis project is being funded in part by a grant administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

 
PHOTO GALLERY - Click here to view a gallery of Ontario Beach Park and Deep Run Park images

PROJECT DOCUMENTS

The final plan document will be posted upon completion of review.

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

CONTACT -

Maria Rudzinski
Senior Planner, Ontario County Planning Department
maria.rudzinski@co.ontario.ny.us  585-396-4416

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

CONSULTANT
Barton & Loguidice integrates a diverse group of certified planners, licensed engineers, landscape architects, architectural designers and environmental scientists.
www.bartonandloguidice.com

Archive Project Materials

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 Deep Run South swimming areaRun 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 LAKESHORE COUNTY PARKS CONCEPT PLANS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

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.

Deep Run Concept Plan
Existing Conditions
Draft Recommendations
Ontario Beach Concept Plan
Pedestrian Bicycle Roadway Connections
Water Trail & Town Park Connections

PAST PROJECT MATERIALS 


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

MAPS & GRAPHICS 

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.

Aerial
Regional Context
Site Context
Facility Concepts (1)
Facility Concepts (2)
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​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