The Orange County Parks Department will begin improvements on the dam and both the upper and lower ponds at Algonquin Park in Newburgh on Wednesday, September 4.

During construction, which is expected to last approximately three months, some of the walking trails at the park may be temporarily closed.

Orange County Parks has received a $20,000 invasive species funding grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to plan for the elimination of the watercress overgrowth on the pond at Algonquin Park.

The 41-acre park offers an attractive setting for family picnicking amid the shells of Civil War-era Powder Mill buildings. Algonquin Park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at (845) 291-3255.

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