The Arkville Recreational Hub
The Catskill Water Discovery Center Exhibit Hall and shared auditorium for public programs opened in the new Catskill Watershed Corporation Headquarters (and NYCDEP offices) in spring 2020.
CWDC’s 33-acre nature preserve, adjacent to the CWC/DEP/CWDC building grounds, with future walking pathways and interpretive signage has been studied by the NY/NJ Trail Conference, trails designed by Tahawus Trail Builders and funded by Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District and NYCDEP.
The DURR, which runs a scenic train ride from Arkville to Roxbury is planning a railroad walkover crossing enabling access to the preserve from the CWDC Exhibit Hall.
The NYC DEP-owned, 206- acre Morris Hill parcel, situated across from the CWDC entrance, is slated to have trails developed by the Catskill Mountain Club.
The Catskill Recreation Center (CRC) offers an indoor pool, fitness center, wellness programs, and a popular walking and running trail around the CRC building. A NYC DEP permitted boat steam cleaning operation (required for boating on the reservoirs) is offered at the CRC. In the future non-motorized boaters will have the option to enter the East Branch Delaware River at an access point in the proposed Nature Preserve and paddle down into the Pepacton Reservoir.