Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitors Center & Park Office 2016
Kinzua Bridge Foundation Meeting will be held
Celebrating Kinzua Bridge State Park 50th !
10 Year acknowledgement Tornado destruction to Viaduct & Park – 2003
20th Anniversary Kinzua Bridge Foundation - 1993
New 50th Anniversary Kinzua Bridge State Park Shirts!
Thousands attended the 18th annual Kinzua Bridge 2-day Fall Festival on September 21 and 22, 2013. Some 90 plus food, arts and craft vendors along with continuous live musical entertainment, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Kinzua Bridge State Park. Sunday brought a record-breaking attendance of approximately 16,000 attendees.
The 50th anniversary celebration included a 21 balloon salute by children from the skywalk commemorating the 10th anniversary of the F-1 tornado which forever changed the once, "Eighth Wonder of the World". Youngsters, as in the past years, loved their rides in the Zem Zem cars along with horse and pony rides both days provided by the 4H club of McKean County.
The 19th Kinzua Bridge State Park “Fall Festival” September 17&18, 2016
Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily, Rain or Shine
“Celebrating the New Visitors Center and Office”
ADMISSION IS FREE !!!
There will be 104 Art, Craft, Food Vendors – Continuous Live Music
Saturday: Noon- Opening Ceremonies, National Anthem
Meet & Greet Dignitaries, DCNR Staff, KB Foundation Board
Sealing of the 50th Kinzua Bridge State Park Anniversary Time Capsule
1pm - Jerry Melvin Cole – Guitar & Vocals
2pm – Joel Golden & Friends – Guitar & Vocals
3pm - Variety Music – Bluegrass, Country, Newgrass
4pm – Dark Water Duo – Variety of Instruments & Vocals
Sunday: Noon – Daniel Nordin – Keyboard & Vocals – Gospel & Daniel’s Mix
1pm – Kevin & Emily Housler – Guitar & Vocals
2pm – Zem Zem – All time favorites
3pm – SQUATCH Bigfoot Calling Contest- “PA WILDS IS CALLING”
If you have encountered one of these Harry Creatures –Come & Share your Story.
4pm – Musician’s Jam – Guitars, Banjo’s, Fiddle’s, Harmonica’s all are WELCOME !
(Schedule subject to change)
Chicken BBQ - Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Dept. Famous Chicken BBQ
Pony & Horse Rides - Provided by McKean Co Wranglers 4H Club
Birds of Prey- LIVE – Eagle Dream Rehabilitation Center
PA DCNR State Park Staff Activities – Apple Cider Pressing, Leaf Waxing, etc.
Handicap Parking available.
The Area Transportation Authority - Providing the TROLLEY for shuttling visitors
to and from the parking areas.
Bring a Chair Stay all Day ! There will be many picnic tables & hay bales for seating.
Come and Enjoy our Kinzua Bridge State Park that So So many for years have dedicated their time to preserve.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
KINZUA BRIDGE FOUNDATION, INC
The New Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center is
Kinzua Bridge Foundation was thrilled to get a “Sneak Peek Tour” of the new office and visitor’s center at their Annual General Meeting held at the state park pavilion June 28, 2016. Board members along with DCNR regional director, Alan Lichtenwalner and Kinzua Bridge Complex manager, Mitch Stickle enjoyed the special “Sneak Peek” special cake just for the event.
This Kinzua Bridge State Park Office & Visitor’s Center facility has been a project for some years in the making with many dedicated individuals donating their time along with legislative support and DCNR employees, with one outstanding being our park manager, Mitch Stickle who has over seen the construction from the ground up. Yes, that is his job but he went above-and-beyond the job role. He accommodated the Kinzua Bridge Foundations concerns regarding our Commemorative "Brick" Campaign lay out with some 300 brick pavers that had to be relocated that are now placed right in front of the visitor’s center in the design of the “Pennsylvania’s Keystone State Symbol.” Mitch and the entire park complex staff are to be commended in helping to bring this visitors center to an existence. The Kinzua Bridge Foundation also acknowledges the construction company on a job well done.
Mary Ann Burggraf, Executive Director/Vice President Kinzua Bridge Foundation, Inc.
Kinzua Bridge Foundation’s “Sneak Peek” comments on our first visit to the center are as follows:
Jerry Clark, President - The new Visitor Center is world class. If I had a magic wand and could wave it - that is how it would look! Great job to all involved.
Debbie Lunden, Secretary: The new VC has gone beyond my expectations with the quality and uniqueness of the interpretive displays. The size, design and layout of the building is perfect and it will provide an amazing visitor experience for all ages.
Fay Leet, Commemorative Brick Chair - It is the most awesome thing/place I have seen. I simply love all that they have done. Have been there with grandchildren twice since it opened and will be taking friends as they trickle into town.
Susie Chamberlain, Board Member - I was impressed with the displays that they put in the visitor center. I think it will be enjoyed by all the Visitors. Also I want to thank Mitch and all the DCNR employees for all their hard work to get this visitor center up and running.
Debbie Kilmer, Treasurer - The Visitors Center is just beautiful ! I never imagined that it would look like that. It is so hard to remember what it looked like before. A friend of mine told me that when she takes her grandchildren somewhere it is always "Don't touch this, Don't touch that", but the new Center says ""touch this and touch that". It is definitely a place for all ages to enjoy…
NOTE: Even General Thomas L. Kane echoed from the Kinzua Valley,
“E.T. Kilmer said he was impressed” That says it all!!!
“Come and enjoy our new Kinzua Bridge Visitor’s Center”
Commemorative "Brick" Campaign
The Commemorative "Personalize Brick" is an on going fundraising campaign. Orders may be placed anytime. Just print and submit an Order Form
Certificate of Authenticity will be sent to you for your records. Purchase a brick with your business, industry name, organization, group, family name, etc. engraved on it for placement in the new pathway to the Kinzua Viaduct. Thank you for your support and appreciate all donations for the future development of the Kinzua Bridge State Park.
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We love hearing from our visitors. Please e-mail us to share your stories, experiences, and memories
as well as any comments, suggestions, or feedback you may have. We value and truly appreciate your input!
Commemorative Brick Program
Commemorative Brick Order Form
Donations can be made to:
Kinzua Bridge Foundation, Inc.
c/o Hamlin Bank & Trust Company
34 Fraley Street
Kane, PA 16735
Contact for Kinzua Bridge State Park Office:
Kinzua Bridge State Park Complex
296 Viaduct Road
Kane, Pennsylvania 16735
(814) 778-5467 Fax: 814-778-2023
Mitchell Stickle Park Manager
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
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