Members of the Penfield community gathered at Shadow Pines (600 Whalen Road) in Penfield on Saturday afternoon as the Town of Penfield hosted the Shadow Pines Celebration.
The Town bought Shadow Pines in 2018 after Penfield voters approved the purchase of the property which was previously home to Shadow Pines Golf Club. Over the past several years, the Town has been crafting a master plan for the 212 acres of land with input from the community.
The celebration offered a chance to highlight the property and all that it offers. A plaque was unveiled to recognize the purpose of the land and its significance. Penfield Town Supervisor Marie Cinti and Donna Spinella representing Friends of Shadow Pines spoke about the opportunities Shadow Pines provides.
Numerous community groups had booths set up to demonstrate activities that can be enjoyed at Shadow Pines, and a guided hike was held.
Current uses and/or those under development or consideration for the property include:
-Sports fields and pickleball courts
“We were delighted to celebrate this wonderful piece of property in our community,” said Town Supervisor Marie Cinti. “From open space to recreational opportunities, there are activities for all to enjoy at Shadow Pines.”
To learn more about the Shadow Pines property, visit www.penfield.org/shadowpines
Video recap of the event