Distinguished actor, World War II veteran, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. These are all roles that Kirk Douglas had during his 103 years of life. But did you know that he has a waterfall named in his honor in Amsterdam, New York, the city where he was born and raised?
Alongside Kirk Douglas Park near downtown Amsterdam is a waterfall on the North Chuctanunda Creek that you can see from the bridge on Guy Park Avenue. That small, long and picturesque waterfall is known as Kirk Douglas Park Falls. The waterfall has a series of drops that you can see from the middle of the bridge, with one of the more picturesque parts of the waterfall being a drop of about 20 feet in length. There is also a cascade of about 10 feet in height a little further up along the walls of the park, which also feature a playground and benches for passive recreation. In all, its a nice little oasis to take a break and enjoy a little bit of nature right in the heart of it all.
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Kirk Douglas Park - Amsterdam-NY.com
Kirk Douglas Park Falls - Northern New York Waterfalls
Biography - KirkDouglas.com
Kirk Douglas, Hollywood Icon and Spartacus Star, Dies at 103 - People.com