The Friends of Knox Farm State Park’s E-Newsletters have been stopped, hopefully only temporarily pending approval by the Board, necessitating the posting of important park news items only here and on our Facebook Page in the interim.
POLO EVENT VOLUNTEERS
CLOSING OF THE DOG PARK
Around the date of March 1, 2014, the Dog Park in Knox Farm State Park will be closed for a temporary amount of time. Since March is the beginning of what New Englanders call “MUD SEASON,” the State has decided to give the ground in the park a rest until the grass starts growing again and the ground hardens up. Please stay tuned to this website for information pertaining to when the Dog Park will be open once again.
The State does have plans to divide the portion of the Dog Park for large dogs into two sections. One side will be open and the other will not on a rotating basis. Once the open part gets muddy it will be closed and the closed part will be open and so on and so forth.
THE MILK HOUSE (REST ROOMS AND VISITORS’ CENTER)
The state apologizes to park visitors who have found the Milk House (rest rooms and Visitors’ Center) closed during the past few weeks. There were problems with the heating and consequential broken pipes, problems that the state is currently attempting to rectify. The State’s anticipation is that the Milk House will be open again in a few days. Please check back to this website for updates on the situation.
POLO RETURNS TO KNOX FARM STATE PARK
The Friends of Knox Farm State Park will host a polo exhibition and match at Knox Farm State Park on July 19, 2014, (rain date, July 20). Tickets for general admission or for a champagne brunch will be available in the spring. Proceeds will benefit Knox Farm State Park and the Mikey's Way Foundation of Roswell Park Cancer Center and Buffalo Women and Children's Hospital. The Friends are grateful to the Western Chapter of the New York State Horse Council for their sponsorship of the event.
Seymour Knox II was an avid polo player. He led his Aurora team to the United States Championship in 1932, and he later won a tournament in Europe and toured South America. Mr. Knox's Aurora Polo Team, whose home was the former Knox estate, played there three times a week from the 1930's until the 1980's. The team took part in high goal polo matches on Long Island, and in Santa Barbara, Argentina and England.
On July 19th, the Western New York Collegiate Girls Squad will open the event with a polo exhibition which will serve to familiarize guests with the sport. After this, two USPA Sanctioned Teams will compete in a match.[read more]
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