Rock and Roll into Summer – Letchworth State Park

rock-roll-graphicThe Letchworth State Park summer concert series has been an ongoing tradition since the 1980’s.  Come join the fun as we kick off the 2016 concert series as we Rock ‘n Roll into Summer!

Where: Highbanks Recreation area Mt. Morris entrance.
When: Saturday June 25th 2pm to 9:30pm

The concession at the pool will have a BBQ, there’s plenty of family activities, musical performances and  an impressive fireworks display to end the night!  Be sure to stop by the Friends of Letchworth tent and say hi, pickup a souvenir or a T-shirt to help support projects within the park.

TIP: The Highbanks pool is now FREE!

Mason Wanted for Restoration Work

IMG00118We need your help in our search for a mason to restore the 2 “CCC” chimneys at Gibsonville and Big Bend (on the East side of the park).  As many of you are aware, we are starting the process of restoring and preserving 4 remnants from the “CCC” era in the park with 2 state grants we were awarded in 2013 and 2014: a lean-to, 2 chimneys, and stone picnic tables (east side of the park).

Bids were recently sent out to masons along with ads in area newspapers to no avail.  The one person who was interested is unable to work on the chimneys now. Friends of Letchworth State Park (FoLSP) is re-opening the bidding this week.  Deadline to submit bids is now Monday, June 27th at 3:00 pm (EST). If you know of anyone who may be interested in working on these chimneys (and possibly the stone picnic tables that will eventually follow), please contact (or have them contact) FoLSP at

Thank you in advance for your help!  The state gives us a 5 year window to have these projects completed from the time the grants are awarded.

Red White and Balloon Festival

RWBalloonOver 30 balloons will be at the festival this year!

Flight times: 6am and 6pm Friday – Monday weather permitting.

Location Archery field next to the Castile entrance to the park.

This is the Friends of Letchworth State Park’s major fund raiser for the year!  Be sure to stop by our concession tent to pickup a bite to eat, join our group or pickup a t-shirt or   souvenir. All the funds raised help keep our park the #1 State Park in America!



Concession Menuballoons

  • Hot Dogs ($2)
  • Nachos and Cheese ($2)
  • Assorted Drinks ($1)
  • Assorted Chips ($1)
  • Fresh popcorn ($1)
  • Trail Mix ($1)

Balloon Festival Logo T-shirts ($18-20)