Al Lorenz Park Family Fest
Join us for an exciting day of family fun in Al Lorenz Park! There will be something for everyone, from races and face painting to fishing and scavenger hunts, you're sure to make a memory during the 2nd Annual Al Lorenz Park Family Fest.
May 20, 2023 -- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Al Lorenz Park
Al Lorenz Drive, Mount Morris, NY 14510
FREE ADMISSION - RAIN OR SHINE - ALL ARE WELCOME!
Shuttle service will be available on the Murray Hill Campus. Shuttles will run approximately every 15 minutes. Look for signage as you enter the campus.
Schedule of Events
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Classic Car Cruise-In
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
|Scavenger Hunt||9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||Pavilion #4|
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Runs throughout day
Tai Chi Demonstrations
10:30, 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30
Arrive early to complete waiver
|Tree Planting||1:00 p.m.||Pond|
|Historian's Activity Table||9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||Log Cabin|
|Nunda Antique Tractor Club||9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||Park Entrance|
|NFL Skill Passing Challenge||9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Field next to basketball court|
|Tic Tac Throw||9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Field next to basketball court|
While you're there, we encourage you to stop by the Livingston County Safety and Wellness Fair on the Murray Hill Campus from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
|11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Mistergreene's Bio|
Hot dogs, chips, fruit, popcorn, juice, water
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
While supplies last
|Food & Ice Cream Truck ||11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||$|
The following map displays the various amenities at Al Lorenz Park. We hope you enjoy all the park has to offer!
History of Al Lorenz Park
Al Lorenz Park has been a greenspace for generations, dating back to prehistoric people and the Seneca Nation, who consider the Genesee Valley their ancestral home. The park has continued to provide recreational opportunities to the present day.
In 1839, John R. Murray Jr. built a residence on what became known as Murray Hill and lived there with his wife, Anna Olyphant Murray. The Murrays developed the grounds with fishponds and gardens. Between the 1860s and the 1930s, the property passed though the hands of several other families, including Charles O. Shepard, who raised prize livestock, and George L. Williams, who planted Murray Hill with trees and shrubs sourced from the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. During the early 1900s, the Pattison family likely built the log cabin in what is now Al Lorenz Park.
After the Murray Hill property opened as a New York State tuberculosis hospital in 1936, hospital staff and employees enjoyed the parklands surrounding the campus, including swimming in the pond. The hospital closed in 1971 and Livingston County purchased the Murray Hill campus. In 1974, Livingston County dedicated the county's first park, encompassing 80 acres and later named in honor of Al Lorenz, the longtime park superintendent. Livingston County has continued to maintain and improve Al Lorenz Park with trails, pavilions, and other park amenities for the public to enjoy.
Photos (from top to bottom): (i) Tuberculosis hospital employees at log cabin, c. 1930s, (ii) tuberculosis hospital employees frolicking in the swimming pool, c. 1930s, and (iii) Mary Sullivan, Betty Gaffney, Mary Jacobs in the pool, c. 1930s.