people enjoying a waterfront park
Rendering of proposed improvements at Baldwin Park

Waterfront Revitalization

Waterfront Revitalization Projects

The Village of Saranac Lake has an approved Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) for the purpose of promoting economic development and revitalization of the Village's waterfront area while assuring the protection and beneficial use of waterfront areas. There are a number of projects proposed which are listed in the LWRP. Many of these projects have been completed since the program was adopted in 2004. These projects include park improvements, the creation of new parks such as the Riverwalk and SkatePark, and several planning initiatives.


The Village currently has several projects in progess utilizing LWRP grant funding from NYS Department of State, including:


  • Installation of new streetscape amenities in Berkeley Green and Riverside Park
  • A redesign of the Dorsey Street Parking Lot in order to improve pedestrian access between the Riverwalk and the business corridor on Main Street & Broadway
  • Design for extending the Riverwalk and closing the gap between Dorsey Street Parking Lot and Broadway


In addition to these projects, the Village has secured LWRP grant funding towards the construction of the Riverwalk Extension and for updating the LWRP, which will include an update to list of planned projects. The Village's Park Vision Plan includes a number of projects that will be included in the new LWRP.