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Akron Falls Park, Akron

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#310 of 407 in Parks in New York State
Akron Falls Park is a 284acre park in the Village of Akron and Town of Newstead, New York. A major feature of the park is a scenic 40ft waterfall on Murder Creek, a small stream that flows through the park. The park is operated by the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, and is free and open year-round.HistoryThe park's core was originally managed by the Village of Akron in the early 1930s. In 1933, approximately 90 workers from the Civil Works Administration labored to improve the park. The park was transferred to Erie County in 1947, making it one of the county's oldest parks. In the years that followed, the county purchased adjacent property, which would eventually house the park's picnic shelters and ice skating facilities.Park facilities The park has dedicated facilities for soccer, baseball, softball and tennis. Several shelters are located within the park and may be reserved for events and gatherings. Trails for hiking and bicycling are found throughout the property. During the winter, the park features ice skating facilities, a sledding hill and cross-country skiing trails.
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  • One of the smaller parks in the County system, this has some lovely, not overly-strenuous trails, an accessible waterfall (some boards are missing from the railings....but should not be an issue if yo...  more »
  • Great place to go for a hike/walk. The waterfall is nice after a rain. This is a very beautiful park in the fall.  more »
  • If you enjoy walking, this park is lovely. The trail goes down hill, along the creek, next to the small lake, under a bridge, and into another picnic area. There are two paved roads with a pretty rugg...  more »
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  • Nice park for having a bbq with friends and family. Walking on the trails and seeing the waterfall is a must do when going here.
  • This park needs love, trails are haphazard, mostly unmarked, and degraded. Could be amazing, but the pond needs to be dredged and erosion issues adressed.
  • Beautiful park. Always clean, amazing views, very large. Lots of picnic areas and fields for sports. Definitely one of my favorites
  • This is a great park to hike, fish, have a bbq, family picnic or reunion. All in all clean, out door fun for the whole family minutes off I90.
  • Dirty place. Broken glass on rocks near creek. But I guess that's because of the people that go there

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