The Town of Penfield officially open Sherwood Fields Park and dedicate the park’s Don Cranson memorial bridge on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at noon. Sherwood Park, located in East Penfield along the north side of Route 441 (use driveway of Fire Station No. 3 to access parking), features 82 acres of meadows, forested and scrub-shrub wetlands, streams and wildlife with an integrated multi-use trail system.
The park occupies land once owned by Robert and Polly Sherwood, a couple committed to the environment and wildlife rehabilitation. The Sherwoods acquired the land in the 1980s from a developer that abandoned plans for a subdivision in that location. The Sherwoods then reversed the subdivision zoning back to a single lot. In 1992 the Sherwoods entered into an Open Space easement with the Town of Penfield, giving the town the right to purchase the parcel at a future date.
Sherwood Park includes a bridge on the main trail that crosses the Commission Ditch waterway. The bridge will be dedicated to Don Cranson, a prominent Penfield hiking and wildlife advocate. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony at Penfield Fire District Station No. 3, adjacent to the park