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Chautauqua Park began its life in 1872 as the Hennington Campground, a religious retreat founded by the Brookhaven District of the United Methodist Church.
Enjoy one of several picnic spots located on the grounds and take a moment to visit with the many ducks and geese that live on Lake Chautauqua. The playground offers swings, slides and climbing structures for children. Structural amenities throughout the park include an amphitheater, gazebos and pavilions, a swinging bridge, a multi-level deck and an outdoor classroom.
Historic Chautauqua Park is a 74 acre site with wooded rolling hills, flowing springs and a 35 acre lake where one can discover the beautiful elements of nature. Walkers may explore three miles of mulch trails that wind around the park through areas representative of wetland and dry upland environments.
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