Fort de la Presentation Center offering opportunity for public input April 17
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 5:05 pm

OGDENSBURG – A workshop will offer the public to share what they would like to see included at Fort de la Presentation Visitors Information and Interpretive Center.

The meeting will be April 17 at 6 p.m. at the Ogdensburg Dobisky Center.

Workshop participants will be able to give their input on what they think should be included in the Center, how they could use the Center and how it can improve the economy and quality of life for Ogdensburg residents and the North Country Region.

The Center’s potential facilities and features could include such amenities as exhibit areas, historical archives and research facilities, a welcome center and gift shop, meeting and conference rooms, classrooms and an auditorium.

“With the public’s help we will design a welcoming facility that will be a part of our community and a draw for tourists and other visitors to the area,” says Barbara Kendall, Fort La Présentation Association President. “This is an exciting step forward.”

Development of the Information and Interpretive Center is a next step in the Association’s plans to develop its Lighthouse Point property into a multi-faceted tourism and recreation destination. Currently under development at the site is the Abbé Picquet Trail, a year-round recreational resource that will include picnic areas, interpretive signage and a peace garden. Other projects planned include a Native American village, amphitheater and reconstructed Fort.

The workshop is free and open to the public and the public is invited to attend. "This document was prepared for the New York State Department of State with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund Act."