Retired Syracuse University professor, Harold Jones, was awestruck by the beautiful waterfalls that was situated on some land that was owned by a private individual. The land was never open to the public. Jones wanted to change that. As a result, when the opportunity arose, he purchased the land for $900,000. He then promptly sold it to Madison County for $150,000. The land will now be opened to the public!
The 60-acre park, renamed Delphi Falls County Park, is located at 2006 Cardner Road in New Woodstock. Despite the fact that the park will not fully be developed for several years, the park did open to the public last Sunday. "Currently we are in the planning process, but we wanted to open the park for all to experience its wonder," said Scott Ingmire, Director of the Madison County Planning Board.
Travis and Allie Drexler received permission from Madison County in August to get married at the new park. The couple had a small, private wedding at the park. "We are grateful to the county for making it happen," said Travis. Sounds like there will be many more weddings at this park in the future!