Kennedy Dells Park

Parks_Kennedy_Dells2.jpg355 North Main Street, New City
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Directions:  From County Court House travel north on Main Street approximately two miles to park entrance on left, or turn left on Phillips Hill Road less than half a mile beyond New City Library.

Description:  179 Acres - Flat rolling topography. The extreme westerly portion is heavily wooded consisting of Hemlock, White Pine, Beech, Maple, Black and Red Oak, White Ash, and Black Locust. Crum Creek bounds the Park on the westerly side along which winds a hiking trail that looks down at the stream below.

History:  Owned in the early part of the century by the well-known movie producer Adolph Zukor. New City was at one time to be the Hollywood of the east. Remains of the bridge across Crum Creek to the teahouse still exist. 80 acres purchased 1969; 97 acres added 1975.

Parks_Kennedy_Dells3.jpgPresent Use:   Hiking trails, off-leash dog area, horse corral, nature study, soccer, cross country skiing, picnic tables, pavilion and forestry and wildlife conservation practices. Guided tours and lectures are available by the Park Rangers.

Future Plans:  Maintain and develop trails, allocate additional recreation fields as required by popular demand, wildlife and forestry management, develop arboretums.

Wildlife:  White-tailed Deer, Red Fox, Raccoon, Rabbit, Squirrel, Woodchuck, Red-tailed Hawk, Barred Owl, Screech Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, Crow, Thrush, Warblers, Vireo, Pigeon, Doves, Canada Geese, Woodcock, Mallard Duck.

Restrooms: Yes, Handicapped Accessible.  

Handicapped Accessible: Picnic tables.