Urbana, NY

Keuka Lake
Access Improvements

The Town of Urbana, located on Keuka Lake, retained Saratoga Associates to lead the implementation of elements from the 2015 Hammondsport-Urbana Waterfront Master Plan. The Keuka Lake Access Improvements will focus on adding circulation along the waterfront in order to maximize the use of the park space and make physical connections to the community and adjacent assets. The scope of the project includes a new boardwalk and trail system lined with kiosks, a wildlife observation tower, a pedestrian bridge over Keuka Inlet, a kayak launch, and improvements for adjacent Curtiss Park.

The meandering elevated boardwalk will be entirely ADA compliant and will connect the Champlin Beach project to the pedestrian bridge over Keuka Inlet and ultimately to Curtiss Park. Improvements at Curtiss Park include a connection to the existing Liberty Street as well as new parking, a drop-off area, and access to a kayak launch and fishing points.

All boardwalk circulation is elevated, thereby protecting the fragile wetland ecosystem and also simultaneously enhancing views for parkgoers. An elevated tower provides an additional wildlife observation area. There will be endless opportunities for all to participate in recreational activities and environmental education.

Project Highlights:

  • ADA accessible pathways and wetland boardwalk
  • Observation tower and kiosks for environmental education
  • Pedestrian bridge over the Keuka Inlet connecting the Champlin Beach area to adjacent Curtiss Park
  • Maximizing lakefront views

Town of Urbana


Landscape Architectural Design
Site Planning
Construction Administration