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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Operational Changes at Ontario County Parks

General Park Information

Check below to determine the operating status of each of the County’s main parks. Use of Play areas and equipment will be closed until further notice. Public restrooms are open depending on the operating status of each park (sanitized twice per day).  Restrooms are generally open 8:30 am to 7:30 pm except at Gannett Hill where they are open continuously. The County’s swimming beach is closed at this time. All visitors are advised to abide by CDC guidelines and directives from the NYS Governor’s office. In addition, operational policies and procedures may change as new information is presented to the County.

Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill

Trails and grounds are open, as are all restrooms throughout the park. All campsites, RV sites, and cabins are open for reservations thru our on-line system.

Pavilion/shelters are available for reservations at 50% capacity. Reservations cannot be made on-line. Call the Park Caretaker (585-374-6250; leave message as appropriate) to secure a reservation.

We are assessing campground and pavilion status on a daily basis. However, visitors who wish to cancel an existing reservation may cancel and receive a full refund. To cancel, call 585-374-6250 and leave a message for the Park Caretaker.

Grimes Glen

This popular destination is open at this time. If the County determines that use is at a level where social sidstancing and other CDC guidelines cannot be met, the gate to the parking area will be closed. Parking along the street is prohibited and subject to fines. Be aware of your surroundings when visiting; watch for falling debris and preserve this natural resource by staying off steep slopes and rock ledges.

Deep Run Beach

The beach will remain CLOSED for swimming. The County has opened the beach area. Please continue to observe CDC guidelines and if the park area is crowded enough that social distancing cannot be observed, please consider using the park at a different time. There is no scheduled time where lifeguards will be on duty. Unfortunately, swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on-site.

Ontario Beach Park

Despite its name, this park has no beach and is used strictly for picnicking and passive use. This park is open and will remain so, as long as the County observes visitors are in compliance with CDC guidelines. 

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