Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry

Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry Erie County will be a world-class community where People want to live | Businesses want to locate | Tourists want to visit Reservation staff can be reached at 858-8355 Mon-Fri. Parks are open 7 AM-dusk year-round.
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JOB POSTING:The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry is seeking to fill the County Forester position.S...
06/12/2020

JOB POSTING:
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry is seeking to fill the County Forester position.
See attached posting for more information!

WE ARE HIRING!We are looking to fill Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker positions for the following locations:Bennett/ Wen...
06/10/2020

WE ARE HIRING!
We are looking to fill Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker positions for the following locations:
Bennett/ Wendt Beach, Chestnut Ridge Park, Ellicott Creek Park, Emery Park, and Grover Cleveland Golf Course
For more info: Call (716)858-8355

ATTENTION:Sprague Brook County Park Campground will re-open on Saturday June 13th!Reservations are now available at erie...
06/09/2020

ATTENTION:
Sprague Brook County Park Campground will re-open on Saturday June 13th!
Reservations are now available at erie.gov/parks
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! NO WALK-INS!
Remember to practice social distancing and wear face coverings when close to others!

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06/07/2020

What park is this?

JOB POSTING:The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry is seeking to fill the County Forester position.S...
06/05/2020

JOB POSTING:
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry is seeking to fill the County Forester position.
See attached posting for more information!

06/05/2020

Friday June 5, 2020 Grover Cleveland GC is closed due to unplayable conditions

WE ARE HIRING!We are hiring lifeguards for Bennett Beach and Seasonal Park Maintenance Workers at various park locations...
06/04/2020

WE ARE HIRING!
We are hiring lifeguards for Bennett Beach and Seasonal Park Maintenance Workers at various park locations for the Summer season.
For more information contact (716)858-8355

06/04/2020

Thursday June 4, 2020 Grover Cleveland GC closed due to unplayable conditions

06/03/2020

Wednesday June 3, 2020 Grover Cleveland GC is closed due to unplayable conditions

06/02/2020
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#ErieCountyParks Update: Watch this video with Parks Commissioner Troy Schinzel for some great tips on how to stay safe on the trails this season and learn about one of Erie County's hidden gems... (Franklin Gulf County Park)

ATTENTION:Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Erie County Amateur Championship Golf Tournament is cancelled.T...
06/02/2020

ATTENTION:
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Erie County Amateur Championship Golf Tournament is cancelled.

The Tournament was scheduled for July 11-12 at Grover Cleveland Golf Course.

The ECAC will be back in July 2021!

Thank you for your understanding.

06/01/2020

Great News!
Work has begun to rebuild the Tee Boxes at Elma Meadows Golf Course!
Stay tuned for more updates on the project!

All four Erie County Disc Golf Courses (Chestnut Ridge, Como Lake, Ellicott Creek, and Emery Parks) are open!Help stop t...
06/01/2020

All four Erie County Disc Golf Courses (Chestnut Ridge, Como Lake, Ellicott Creek, and Emery Parks) are open!

Help stop the spread of COVID-19:
-Keep play limited to groups of 4 or less
-No congregating at Tee Pads
-Be aware of touching baskets
-Wash/ Sanitize Hands after play

ATTENTION:Ellicott Island and Black Rock Canal Dog Parks are OPEN!Please follow the guidance below to help stop the spre...
06/01/2020

ATTENTION:
Ellicott Island and Black Rock Canal Dog Parks are OPEN!
Please follow the guidance below to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

ATTENTION:Golf Cart rentals will be available for single-rider use at Grover Cleveland and Elma Meadows Golf Courses beg...
05/29/2020

ATTENTION:
Golf Cart rentals will be available for single-rider use at Grover Cleveland and Elma Meadows Golf Courses beginning today!
Below are the regulations for cart use.
NOTE: Carts may still not be available for rental, if course conditions do not allow for carts!

Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry
05/27/2020

Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry

Check out this fawn that was spotted at one of our Park areas today!Remember it is always best to not approach wild anim...
05/27/2020

Check out this fawn that was spotted at one of our Park areas today!
Remember it is always best to not approach wild animals. This fawn was not abandoned, mothers will often leave a fawn in a "safe" spot, and return to feed later. Fawns lack scent to help hide from predators and approaching can leave a scent trail leading to the fawn for predators to follow.

ATTENTION:The Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park is now OPEN, after being closed since Saturday. Please remember...
05/27/2020

ATTENTION:
The Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park is now OPEN, after being closed since Saturday. Please remember to practice proper hiking etiquette, and remember to wear proper hiking shoes/ boots (not flip-flops, sandals, or crocs) and continue to practice proper physical distancing. If the trail is overcrowded, please consider returning on a different day or time!

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it, it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”...
05/25/2020

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it, it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”
Remember to, not only today, but everyday, honor those who gave the greatest sacrifice, and please do so while still practicing proper physical distancing.

BE SMART, STAY 6 FEET APART!#1000acrestoexplore
05/24/2020

BE SMART, STAY 6 FEET APART!
#1000acrestoexplore

Please be advised that the Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park will be closed until further notice due to two inc...
05/23/2020

Please be advised that the Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park will be closed until further notice due to two incidents involving injuries that occurred today.
We will post updates on the status going forward.

Explore a new trail in an Erie County Park!Find a place you haven't been at erie.gov/parklocatorRemember to avoid crowds...
05/23/2020

Explore a new trail in an Erie County Park!
Find a place you haven't been at erie.gov/parklocator
Remember to avoid crowds, and BE SMART, STAY 6 FEET APART!!!
#10000acrestoexplore #findyournextadventure

REMINDER:Bennett Beach and Wendt Beach will remain closed until further notice!
05/22/2020

REMINDER:
Bennett Beach and Wendt Beach will remain closed until further notice!

ATTENTION:Bennett Beach and Wendt Beach will remain closed until further notice!
05/20/2020

ATTENTION:
Bennett Beach and Wendt Beach will remain closed until further notice!

All four Erie County Disc Golf Courses will remain closed through May 31st. The original decision to close, was made in ...
05/19/2020

All four Erie County Disc Golf Courses will remain closed through May 31st.
The original decision to close, was made in conjunction with NRDG (Niagara Region Disc Golf), because a lack of social distancing was witnessed on the courses.
Just as we are with all other areas of our parks, we are working to find ways to slow the spread of COVID 19. With the inability to control crowd sizes, and the touching of the same basket by many players, we have been forced to keep the Courses closed longer than other recreational activities in our Parks.
***For example, the reservation system (not allowing walk-ups), no golf carts, removing rakes/ ball washers, raising the cups, and no touching of the flags on our Golf Courses.***
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to make our way through this unprecedented time we have been faced with.

ATTENTION:Grover Cleveland Golf Course will remain closed today for unplayable conditions.Elma Meadows Golf Course is op...
05/19/2020

ATTENTION:
Grover Cleveland Golf Course will remain closed today for unplayable conditions.
Elma Meadows Golf Course is open for walkers only!

ATTENTION:Bennett Beach and Wendt Beach will remain closed until further notice!
05/18/2020

ATTENTION:
Bennett Beach and Wendt Beach will remain closed until further notice!

MONDAY MAY 18TH- Elma Meadows and Grover Cleveland Golf Courses will be closed for the remainder of the day, due to unpl...
05/18/2020

MONDAY MAY 18TH- Elma Meadows and Grover Cleveland Golf Courses will be closed for the remainder of the day, due to unplayable conditions. STAY HOME, STAY SAFE, AND STAY DRY!

Explore a new trail in an Erie County Park!Find a place you haven't been at erie.gov/parklocatorRemember to avoid crowds...
05/17/2020

Explore a new trail in an Erie County Park!
Find a place you haven't been at erie.gov/parklocator
Remember to avoid crowds, and BE SMART, STAY 6 FEET APART!!!
#10000acrestoexplore #findyournextadventure

BE SMART, STAY 6 FEET APART!#1000acrestoexplore
05/16/2020

BE SMART, STAY 6 FEET APART!
#1000acrestoexplore

Explore a new trail in an Erie County Park!Find a place you haven't been at erie.gov/parklocatorRemember to avoid crowds...
05/16/2020

Explore a new trail in an Erie County Park!
Find a place you haven't been at erie.gov/parklocator
Remember to avoid crowds, and BE SMART, STAY 6 FEET APART!!!
#10000acrestoexplore #findyournextadventure

BE SMART, STAY 6 FEET APART!Find a new Park/ Forest if area is overcrowded!Visit erie.gov/parklocator
05/15/2020

BE SMART, STAY 6 FEET APART!
Find a new Park/ Forest if area is overcrowded!
Visit erie.gov/parklocator

ATTENTION KAYAKERS!The Kayak Launch at Ellicott Creek Park has been installed, and ready for use!Please remember to prac...
05/13/2020

ATTENTION KAYAKERS!
The Kayak Launch at Ellicott Creek Park has been installed, and ready for use!
Please remember to practice proper physical distancing!
BE SMART, STAY 6 FEET APART!
#findyournextadventure #10000acrestoexplore

05/13/2020

Elma Meadows and Grover Cleveland GC are under a Frost Delay 5/13/20

Address

95 Franklin St, Fl 12th
Buffalo, NY
14202

General information

Reservation staff can be reached at 858-8355.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 16:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00

Telephone

(716) 858-8355

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Hi. I just wanted put in a formal request for a bigger parking lot for 18 Mile Creek Park. The lot can only hold approximately 8 cars. For a park that is 466 acres, that is just not enough space for parking. That works out to 58 acres per car load. This park is a beautiful gem and for only 8 carloads of people to be able to park there and explore, it is unfair. People have been ticketed daily at this point for trying to enjoy this park. Please help allow more than 8 families to be there legally at once. Is this possible? Thank you!
Can you still camp at Sprague Brook Park? I have reservations (soon) and have heard zip
Hello, Is this the page that updates about Bennett daily? It opened june 1, correct? Thank You.
Are the restrooms at Ellicott Creek Park open, and can the grills be used at this time? Thanks in advance.
Are we not able to reserve/rent a shelter at Como Park? Your online system shows all dates are unavailable.
When are you opening camping at sprague brook
Anyone know if Kayaking is allowed at Como Lake Park? If so whats the best place to launch? TIA
With the Covid 19 causing alot of changes to everything, what is going to happen to people that have already paid for camping reservations at Sprague Brook park?
Who here knows a lot about the history of alpine/downhill skiing at Emery Park
Thank you for keeping our ventilators in Erie County. Our Governor is too busy with his New York City constituents to worry about Erie County. I was very upset when he said this today in his update-Like I believe he would send them back to us when our people need them!!! I was supporting him until today!! Thank you so much
Many seniors would love to get out and take a walk in the parks, but because of the closure of restrooms they cannot. Please reconsider this closure.