Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Long Lake Parks and Rec Receives $70,000 Grant for Youth

Geiger ice skating rink, Long Lake

The Long Lake NY Parks and Recreation Department has announced it is the recipient of a two-year, $70,000 grant to support the Adirondack Local Culture Program, a seasonal
youth program combining youth mentoring opportunities with the great outdoors at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area in the Town of Long Lake, N.Y. This program is funded by the Town of Long Lake and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice, and Delinquency Prevention. The program will be administrated through the National Recreation and Park Association and the Town of Long Lake.

The Adirondack Local Culture program combines outdoor recreation activities with indoor games, crafts and activities on Mondays and Thursdays through the winter and spring season in conjunction with Long Lake Central School’s After School Program. Sunday’s programming expands to include community members and families. Mt. Sabattis will be open for sledding and skating and outdoor recreation to everyone during programming hours. Each youth program is sponsored by a local non-profit, local business, or a featured individual. Youth will have the opportunity to learn about the local community and engage with peers in a safe fun welcoming park environment.

craft projects at Adirondack Local Culture program, Long LakeLocal organizations and volunteers will be invited to provide mentorship by engaging youth with presentations and activities focusing on local Adirondack culture. Organizations in the community signed on to participate include the Long Lake Lions Club, the Long Lake Historical Society, Friends of the Long Lake Library, Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department, and more to be announced. This mentoring youth program takes place on Monday’s, Thursday’s and Sunday’s. The Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena building and rink, and sledding hill will continue to be open to the public during program hours.

The Youth Mentoring Framework has been developed to help local park and recreation agencies craft their own unique, individualized mentoring programs.

Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena Schedule and ice conditions call 518-624-3031

Regular Hours
Monday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m
Tuesday and Wednesday Closed
Thursday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m
Friday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; 6 p.m – 10 p.m.
Saturday 12p.m. – 5 p.m; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 12p.m. – 7 p.m

February 16  – February 24 the Geiger Arena will be open daily for Winter Wonderland Week from 12p.m. – 5 p.m; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. and open on Sunday February 25,  12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Look for special programming to be announced for Winter Wonderland Week.

Hockey and figure skates are available for anyone to borrow while visiting the Geiger Arena located at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area, 6 Pavilion Lane, Long Lake, NY

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Photos provided by Long Lake Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

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