Geneseo Debates Lowering Long Point Park Rental Fee

GENESEO – The Town Board plans to resolve the debate over whether to lower the fee for the public to rent the large pavilion at Long Point Park. The Board discussed their positions on reducing the fee for 40 minutes at their monthly meeting on March 9 but took no formal action. Currently, the fee for town residents is $300. Non-residents pay $525, plus a $100 security deposit. "Most of the parks charge $50 to use pavilions," said … [Read more...]

Catholic Charities to Dunk Sheriff, DA and Geneseo Super at Summer Carnival

CONESUS – Catholic Charities of Livingston County will beat the heat, have some fun and build support for local community members in need at their first ever Summer Carnival at Long Point Park. Pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, games, face painting, make and take crafts, carnival games and food trucks will come to Long Point Park for Summer Family Fun Day on August 20 from noon to 4 p.m., all proceeds to go to Catholic … [Read more...]

All Enjoying the Sunshine at Cops for Kids Day at Long Point Park

GENESEO – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office Road Patrol Association (LCCOPS) is currently at Long Point Park for their seventh annual 'Cops for Kids' event at Long Point Park. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. deputies serve popcorn, hot dogs, pizza and ice cream to delighted kids and parents. There will be bounce houses, a mechanical bull, a petting zoo, DJ, photo booth, and plenty of food for all. COPS for Kids day has its roots in 1959, … [Read more...]

Friends of Long Point Bring Old-School Skate Party to SUNY Geneseo

GENESEO – Friends of Long Point in Livingston County is locking arms with old-time collaborators and current college students, fitting local residents in classic roller skates–four wheels and all. According to Joe Ferrero, Chairman of the Friends of Long Point in Livingston County, a roller skating event sponsored by Friends of Long Point in Livingston County and the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity chapter at SUNY Geneseo, in partnership with … [Read more...]

Conesus Lake Folklore of ‘Phantom Indian’ Sets Sights on Historical Designation

GENESEO — A Long Point Park advocate is seeking to obtain a historical designation through the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for the Conesus Lake Phantom Indian by Colonel S. Tooey. On Thursday night, Lore DiSalvo presented the Geneseo Town Board a proof of the proposed sign that would mark the park as part of the 'Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program.' The tale of the 'Phantom Indian' is of one that has been told for over 150 years of an … [Read more...]

Long Point Park Revitalization Plan Takes First Steps with Town of Geneseo

GENESEO – The Town Board took the first step toward revitalizing Long Point Park on Thursday as they unanimously passed 18 new park rules and regulations which have been developed by the Long Point Park Committee. The Committee presented their progress thus far to the Town Board at a special meeting at the Long Point Park pavilion, giving special thanks to committee members including Bob Brennan, Margaret Duff, Georgene Ehmann, Patti … [Read more...]

Friends of Long Point Seek Volunteers for I Love My Park Day

Reading this on your phone or tablet? Download our new app on Google Play and the Apple store.CONESUS – The Friends of Long Point Park are looking for volunteers to help with I Love My Park Day on May 2, a statewide event to improve and enhance New York State's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system. According to Lore DiSalvo, the third annual I Love My Park Day will take place on May 2, where thousands of … [Read more...]

Long Point Park Restoration Committee Takes Formal Formation

CONESUS – Ten local community leaders have formally assembled in the first meeting of the Long Point Park planning committee, which plans to organize the resources and labor to refurbish the much loved and long defunct park on West Lake Road. The committee members have yet to organize their roles in the committee, and plans for the park have not even formed yet, but this is a crucial step in realizing the vision for a thriving local park on … [Read more...]

Town Board Becoming Creative with Long Point Swimming Area Ideas

GENESEO — The eyes of Geneseo Town Board members lit up as they discussed the specifics of rebuilding Long Point Park, a long standing tourism hotspot for the entire East Coast located right in the heart of Livingston County. At Thursday's Town Board meeting, Deputy Town Supervisor Roberta Irwin proposed ideas to improve the swimming area by possibly inserting a lap lane and making it deeper and bigger. Town Supervisor William Wadsworth also … [Read more...]

Long Point Park Revitalization Movement Bringing Back Childhood Memories

LIVINGSTON COUNTY—A fire in 1988 can’t destroy the memories Long Point Park has left engraved in the hearts and minds of those who visited. Debora Lowery has worked as a secretary of the Department of Communication at SUNY Geneseo since 1980. After reading the article, “Early Support from Town of Geneseo for Long Point Park Revitalization,” Lowery shared memories of growing up in Mt. Morris and visiting Long Point Park. “I just remember … [Read more...]