Dedicated to two past long serving Town Supervisors from the Douglas family, the main attraction at the Douglas Memorial Park is the historic Jay Covered bridge, built in 1857 and completely restored as a foot bridge in 2007. At the entrances of the bridge there is also some very interesting historical area information displays.
The park has a pavilion and picnic area, benches, tennis and basketball courts, a walking path, offers fishing access, and a popular swimming area “’the holes” can be found just upstream from the Covered Bridge. A short stroll down the walking path along the river, passing under the County Hwy 22 river overpass you will also find the Town of Jay Children’s Park and Playground.
From Rt. 9N turn onto County Hwy 22, cross the bridge over the AuSable River, and then turn right onto Covered Bridge Lane and follow to the end.
Alternatively from Rt. 9N make a right at the “4-corners” (Rt.86 and Rt.9N intersection) by the Village Green, onto John Fountain Road and go down the hill, where you can park by the Covered Bridge and walk through the bridge to the park.