Public invited to provide input April 17 on proposed Fort de la Presentation visitor center in O'burg
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 5:31 pm

OGDENSBURG – A workshop to get community input on the proposed Fort de la Présentation Visitors Information and Interpretive Center will held Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m., at the Dobisky Visitors Center, 100 Riverside Ave.

Workshop participants will be able to give input on what should be included in the center, how the center could be used and how it can improve the economy and quality of life for Ogdensburg residents and the North Country.

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.