De Veaux Woods State Park

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De Veaux Woods State Park
De Veaux Woods State Park is located in New York
De Veaux Woods State Park
Location of De Veaux Woods State Park within New York State
Type State park
Location 3180 De Veaux Woods Drive
Niagara Falls, New York[1]
Nearest city Niagara Falls, New York
Coordinates 43°7′7″N 79°3′33″W / 43.11861°N 79.05917°W / 43.11861; -79.05917Coordinates: 43°7′7″N 79°3′33″W / 43.11861°N 79.05917°W / 43.11861; -79.05917
Area 51 acres (0.21 km2)[2]
Created 2001 (2001)[3]
Operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors 90,202 (in 2014)[4]
Open All year
Website De Veaux Woods State Park

De Veaux Woods State Park is a 51-acre (0.21 km2) state park located in Niagara County, New York, USA.[2] The park is located off the Robert Moses State Parkway, north of the City of Niagara Falls. It is adjacent to Whirlpool State Park.

History[edit]

The park's land was originally part of the DeVeaux College for Orphans and Destitute Children, for which construction began in 1855. DeVeaux College operated as a trade school for boys ages 8 to 12 and was referred to as a "military school" for much of its existence. The school closed in 1972, and the property was used as dormitories for Niagara University between 1978 and 1983. Many of the property's buildings were demolished in 1994, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation acquired the property in 2001.[3]

Park description[edit]

The park has baseball diamonds, a playground, an ice skating rink, a nature trail, seasonal restrooms, and permits biking. A small area of old growth forest is present inside the park.[3][5] The park is also the home of the Niagara Regional Interpretive Programs, and Engineering staff.

The park is open year-round for daytime activities.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "De Veaux Woods State Park - Getting There". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Section O: Environmental Conservation and Recreation, Table O-9". 2014 New York State Statistical Yearbook (PDF). The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. 2014. p. 671. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "De Veaux Woods State Park". GrowWNY. WNY Environmental Alliance. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ "De Veaux Woods State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ "De Veaux Woods State Park Hours of Operation". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 

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