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Parks Master Plan

After collecting and reviewing thousands of survey responses and input from stakeholders and the public, the Dutchess County Parks Master Plan has identified several opportunities to make Dutchess County Parks more modern, safe, convenient and accessible. 

The plan recommends key areas for investment at each park as well as system-wide recommendations such as staffing, equipment, and infrastructure improvements.  Recommendations for the Lake Walton Preserve passive facility are being reviewed fall 2020.

Lake Walton Preserve Master Plan Survey & Virtual Public Outreach Events

Dutchess County Parks hosted two virtual public outreach events as well as conducted a community survey as part of the first phase of the Lake Walton Preserve Parks Master Plan.  Recordings can be viewed by clicking on either date and survey results will be posted soon.

Virtual Public Outreach Events    

Monday, October 19th at Noon (YouTube)

Tuesday, October 20th at 6pm (YouTube)

The purpose of the Lake Walton Preserve Master Plan Survey was to gather feedback from the community on proposed features/structures at the Lake Walton preserve. Results will be posted soon.



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  • Parks Department
    Bowdoin Park Office
    85 Sheafe Rd
    Wappingers Falls NY 12590