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What should be included in a future High Falls State Park?

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Lisa Baron and William Price on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

What would you like to see in a future High Falls State Park?

According to reportingfrom WXXI’s Brian Sharp, state officials are working to secure a design firm that would create a blueprint for the space. When officials last solicited proposals in 2022, they received a bigger response than expected. The process was halted for procedural reasons, but now it’s back up and running. Designs are expected to include trails, overlooks, an ecology center, a play area, and more.

The Greentopia and the Community Design Center of Rochester are hosting a design workshop on May 4; members of the public are invited to share their ideas. This hour, preview the workshop and discuss the latest with the park project.

Our guests:

*Note: These are the upcoming events related to the High Falls State Park project:

  • Leadership Breakfast; May 2, 2024 from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • CDCR Community Conversation (on First Friday); May 3, 2024 from 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the CDCR Gallery, 1115 E. Main Street, Rochester, Hungerford Building, Door 3B
  • High Falls State Park Design Workshop; Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Monroe Community College's Downtown Campus, 321 State Street, Rochester
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.