A Walk In The Park

The Town of Newfane is delighted to keep Krull Park open year-round. This charming recreational space, set right on the shores of Lake Ontario, has been a place for families, couples and friends to create memories since the late 19th century. The section of the park north of Main Street (Olcott Beach) is a sandy swimming beach with a mix of shaded walkways, pavilions and picnic tables. South of Olcott Beach are small shelters perfect for family parties, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, soccer and lacrosse fields, baseball diamonds, horseshoe pits, a splash park, exercise stations and groves that offer a peaceful hideaway to sit and relax in the shade.

The park, a whopping 325 acres, came about at the end of the 1800s when lakeside tourism was a lucrative business for the railroad industry. Krull Park was officially established in Olcott in 1937, and is home to many events throughout the year such as the Pirate Festival, Celtic Festival, the Labor Day Weekend Car Show, dog shows and many other family friendly events. In August, a series of Sunday afternoon concerts are successfully held every year. The Newfane Soccer Club holds games and practices on summer evenings, where hundreds of children can be seen playing on the soccer fields. During the winter, the park has two, well-maintained ice skating rinks. Accompanying the rinks is a small warming house with picnic tables, restrooms and vending machines for refreshment. Regardless of the oftentimes record-breaking snowfall in Western New York, the park road is kept cleared for residents and visitors to walk their pets or just to take a leisurely stroll. The Newfane Lions Club annually sponsors the Swim for Sight Polar Bear Plunge that benefits blindness prevention and many local charities, repeatedly drawing a crowd of several thousand people who are there in support of the 600-1000 brave souls swimming in this charitable event.

Listen below for more on Krull Park

See for yourself why Krull Park is considered one of the best family parks to visit in Western New York.