Originally known as the Gravel Pit, the 40 acre, T-shaped parcel was purchased by the Town in the early 1960s. Located on the east side of Nicholson Road between 7 Mile Road and the county line, Gorney was opened in 1965, the same year as Linwood Park. It continued to be known as the Gravel Pit until 1974 when it was named Greenridge Park by Monica Laudenbach. Greenridge became Gorney Park in the late 1990s in recognition of Lawrence Gorney, who served as chairman of Caledonia's Parks Commission for many years and was instrumental in establishing the Town's excellent parks system.
The park has 2 ball diamonds, 2 playgrounds, 2 shelters (available for rent) with electricity, 2 soccer fields (1 full size, 1 practice field), walking trails, and a handicapped accessible fishing pier on a beautiful, fish-stocked pond which will make you want to come back for more fun. The Upper shelter is near the ball diamonds and playgrounds with a portable toilet. The Lower shelter is near the pond with an outhouse. Each shelter has picnic tables and 1-2 grills for use.
There is a 100 person capacity at the shelters.