Tobogganing at Chestnut Ridge Park: First Time in Five Years

The toboggan
runs at Chestnut Ridge Park will re-open today, Saturday, January 9th. 
The newly reconstructed chutes will be open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays
and holidays from 10AM to 4PM, and Friday nights from 4PM to 8PM (starting
January 15th).  Plans are also in place to open the toboggan runs by
reservation on Wednesdays for school field trips or corporate outings.

The toboggan
runs were originally built in the early 1930′s at Chestnut Ridge.  The
chutes have been closed for the past five years, and were reconstructed over
the past several months.  Toboggan runs like these are now extremely rare
around the nation.

Re-opening
the chutes is part of the Collins’ administration’s master plan to restore the
County parks.  Reconstructing the toboggan runs cost slightly less than
$200,000 and was paid for through the County’s capital bond funding. 

At this
point, anyone using the chutes will need to bring their own toboggan, and only
wooden toboggans are allowed.  The County is looking into buying toboggans
to rent out at a future date.  To reserve the toboggan runs at Chestnut
Ridge for your school or business, call 716.858.7037.  More information is
available at www.erie.gov/parks

Top image: Chestnut Ridge,1931

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