MOUNT MORRIS – The Al Lorenz Park is an 80-acre park operated by Livingston County and is nestled between the Genesee River, the Mt. Morris County Campus and Letchworth State Park. It is free and open to the public year round. Up to 300 people can enjoy four covered pavilions with picnic tables, charcoal grills, electricity and water. The park has plenty of parking, restrooms, trails and recreational facilities but the problem is not many people know the park is here.

So to help make people more aware of the park the County hosted it’s 2nd Annual Al Lorenz Family Fest.

“It is an event to alert the public to the wonderful facilities that we have here. The beautiful park that we have here.

We want the public to know what a beautiful resource that we have here,” said Dana Henry, Livingston County Central Services.

From fishing to free food there was just about something for everyone at event that was held this past Saturday.

“I really like getting out in nature and seeing what the park has to offer. I know it is raining but that is the best time to go fishing

It is a little bit secluded and out of the way. If people took the time to come out here, they would really enjoy it,” said David Ritz, Mount Morris Resident.

Some of the other activities at the event included a 1K family fun run, a classic car show, basketball activities, live music and much more.

It is a park and a festival that Stephanie Cascio and her 8 year old son did not know about until last year.

“We wanted to come to this event for the fishing derby. This park is a hidden gem and we did not know about it until last year,” said Cascio.

Isaiah Bingham and his family also came to the event last year. This year his son Titan only caught one sunfish and in his words it was tiny but still fun time to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

“I love coming here and bringing the kids down here to have fun with the kids. We catch fish, throw them back and it is a safe space. They have all of the workers here to make sure that everything goes good and the kids are safe. It is just a great thing to come to,” said Bingham.

Anyone wanting to stop by and visit the park can do so at no cost. It is open daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Isaiah Bingham and his son Titan ejoyed some fishing at the 2nd Annual Al Lorenz Park Family Festival in Mount Morris on Saturday. For them it was not just about fishing but also spending some time together as a family.

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