Reservoir State Park

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Reservoir State Park
Reservoir State Park is located in New York
Reservoir State Park
Location of Reservoir State Park within New York State
Type State park
Location Witmer Road
Niagara Falls, New York[1]
Nearest city Niagara Falls, New York
Coordinates 43°08′10″N 79°00′58″W / 43.136°N 79.016°W / 43.136; -79.016Coordinates: 43°08′10″N 79°00′58″W / 43.136°N 79.016°W / 43.136; -79.016
Area 132 acres (0.53 km2)[2]
Operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors 148,768 (in 2014)[3]
Open All year
Website Reservoir State Park

Reservoir State Park is a 132-acre (0.53 km2) state park[2] located in the town of Lewiston in Niagara County, New York, United States. The park is situated on the south shore of the Robert Moses Power Plant Reservoir, north of the city of Niagara Falls.

Park description[edit]

Reservoir State Park is situated within the boundaries of the Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant property. The park is owned and financially supported by the New York Power Authority and operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.[4]

The park offers picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, a nature trail, hiking, biking, fishing, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, and fields for model airplane flying. There is a 150yd long field that can be used as a golf driving range. The park also includes three tennis courts, eight softball diamonds , two basketball courts, and a roller hockey court.[1]

A $6 million improvement project, funded by the New York Power Authority under an agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, was completed at the park in 2012. The project focused on refurbishing many of the park's sports fields, improving accessibility at the park's playground, and constructing a warming hut near the sledding hill.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reservoir State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 
  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. 673. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Lewiston: Reservoir State Park boasts new look". WNYpapers.com. Niagara Frontier Publications. October 24, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 

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