New Rec Center Opens at Letchworth State Park

A new $2 million outdoor recreation center has opened at Letchworth State Park. 

The new Lower Falls Recreation Area provides table games, badminton and pickle ball courts, bocce and shuffleboard, as well as a fitness loop. The project was funded by the NY Parks 2020 capital initiative.

Construction began in April 2019 and was completed recently. An unused swimming pool was removed at the South Complex Area, and a historic bathhouse that is used by the whitewater rafting concessionaire, Adventure Calls Outfitters, was restored.

Wide shot of the rec. area, with a shuffleboard inset.
Photo courtesy of the Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid called the rec area “a vibrant place in the park where people of all ages can come together for fun, laughs and friendly competition.”

“New York State is blessed with some of the most beautiful parks in the country and Letchworth is among the most popular for residents and visitors,” State Sen. Patrick Gallivan said. “We are fortunate to have it in our backyard. The state’s investment in the new Lower Falls Recreation Area will enhance the park experience and will help attract new visitors to the park and the region. I invite everyone to come see this wonderful new addition and spend some time exploring all that Letchworth State Park has to offer.”