Letchworth State Park announces plans to build nature center

Created: 04/22/2014 9:10 PM WHEC.com

Letchworth State Park announced on Tuesday that they will build a new, year-round nature center due to a recent grant awarded to them by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The new Letchworth Nature Center will feature programming and technology with an increased number of educational and recreational activities.

The $288,000 grant comes from the New York Works Park Capital Improvement fund. The project is expected to cost approximately $4.8 million.

“Letchworth State Park is one of the crown jewels of our state park system,” said State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey. “Providing a year round facility where our patrons can learn more about the unique geology and history of this park is long overdue.  We are thankful to Governor Cuomo for his support of this project through the New York Works program and Regional Economic Development Council.”

The idea for Letchworth Nature Center was first brought up in 1975, but the funding for the project wasn’t available at that time.

Letchworth State Park has about 750,000 visitors each year.

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