Gurnee County Park

Gurnee County Park

Rockland County Region

41.184431, -74.036303

This park is an old quarry arena, having a 40 to 80 foot escarpment as a backdrop. The grounds are hard packed with traprock, and partly covered with brush and small trees.

The quarry provides opportunities for geologic study. It first began business in 1896 and continued for 34 years. Rock was removed by hand drilling and blasting. The crushed stone was shipped by rail from the former Mount Ivy railroad station. The high quality of the stone was used for driveway and roadbeds throughout eastern and southern New York. The westerly end of South Mountain Park lies...

Park Acreage:

23.00 acres



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