Brighton, New York
Located in a densely developed inner-ring suburb of Rochester, this 52-acre park parcel contains two miles of 8’ wide trails, a boardwalk, observation deck with viewing area, and a scenic overlook with a picture-perfect view of Postcard Falls. The planning, design, and construction of the park and amenities was the culmination of many years of effort on behalf of the Town of Brighton, the Genesee Land Trust, and the Allens Creek/Corbett’s Glen Preservation Group. The project preserves a mosaic of ecological systems and establishes a unique open-space oasis area for recreational use and environmental education. While natural open spaces are entwined with adjacent residential properties, trail alignments are organized to maintain privacy. Universal access has been integrated into key areas of the park, and existing connections to adjacent neighborhoods and established use patterns have been maintained where appropriate.
The Upstate New York American Society of Landscape Architects recognized this project with an Honor Award for Built Design in 2007.