Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry

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Parks are open 7 AM-dusk year-round.

Operating as usual

10/21/2020

10/21/2020- Carts will not be permitted at Grover Cleveland and Elma Meadows today, due to weather conditions.

10/20/2020

Tuesday 10/20/20 No Carts at Elma Meadows and Grover Cleveland GC’s today due to conditions.

Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry
10/19/2020

Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry

ATTENTION:
Grover Cleveland and Elma Meadows Golf Courses will be closed after 11 AM today due to weather conditions.

ATTENTION:Grover Cleveland and Elma Meadows Golf Courses will be closed after 11 AM today due to weather conditions.
10/19/2020

ATTENTION:
Grover Cleveland and Elma Meadows Golf Courses will be closed after 11 AM today due to weather conditions.

Here’s one great reason to keep those leaves that just fell in your yard! This spiky fella is the caterpillar of the Gia...
10/18/2020

Here’s one great reason to keep those leaves that just fell in your yard! This spiky fella is the caterpillar of the Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia). This species overwinters in the leaf litter in your yard as a cocoon and then emerges the next year as this nocturnal beauty! We found this caterpillar in Chestnut Ridge Park but they can be found in many of our parks.

You can identify this caterpillar by its large size, black spikes, & when rolled up you can see red stripes (like in the photo!)

So be kind, and keep those fall leaves around to make a home for these amazing creatures!

#youreriecountyparks
#findyourownadventure

NOTICE:Ellicott Island Dog Park will be closed today (10/15/2020) for maintenance.The Dog Park will re-open at 4 PM toda...
10/15/2020

NOTICE:
Ellicott Island Dog Park will be closed today (10/15/2020) for maintenance.
The Dog Park will re-open at 4 PM today.

PARK UPGRADES!A special Thank You goes out to Erie County Department of Public Works for prepping the road and parking l...
10/06/2020

PARK UPGRADES!
A special Thank You goes out to Erie County Department of Public Works for prepping the road and parking lots at Elma Meadows Golf Course, so the vendor could come in to complete upgrades to the lots and roads! Stop by soon to check out how great it looks!
#YourErieCountyParks

Here are some fall scenes taken recently in our parks! Enjoy and know that there is still so much to see because we have...
10/04/2020

Here are some fall scenes taken recently in our parks! Enjoy and know that there is still so much to see because we haven’t yet reached peak fall foliage!

Let us see some of your autumn park pics you’ve taken at our Erie County Parks!

#youreriecountyparks
#findyourownadventure

10/04/2020
Fall Mists over Chestnut Ridge Reservoir

The Reservoir at Chestnut Ridge looks beautiful in the late morning. Then again, all of our parks are getting a fall makeover! 🍁

#youreriecountyparks
#findyourownadventure

WHERE IS IT?This should be an easy one.Can you guess which of your Erie County Parks this beautiful photo was taken this...
10/02/2020

WHERE IS IT?
This should be an easy one.
Can you guess which of your Erie County Parks this beautiful photo was taken this morning?
#10000AcresToExplore #FindYourNextAdventure

10/02/2020

10/2/2020
Carts are not permitted at Grover Cleveland and Elma Meadows Golf Course due to course conditions. The conditions will be re-assessed later this morning.

10/01/2020

10/1/2020
The Nature Trail at Como Lake Park will be blocked off until 4 pm due to tree removal behind Shelter 5.

Our Ranger-Led Sunday Morning Hikes are a great way to get out and enjoy your Erie County Parks!Registration is required...
09/28/2020

Our Ranger-Led Sunday Morning Hikes are a great way to get out and enjoy your Erie County Parks!
Registration is required for all Sunday Morning Hikes, and group size is limited.
Register for an upcoming hike by visiting erie.gov/parks and clicking on the events tab!

FALL GOLF RATES!Effective October 1, 2020 our Fall Rate Schedule will be in use!There is still plenty of time this seaso...
09/25/2020

FALL GOLF RATES!
Effective October 1, 2020 our Fall Rate Schedule will be in use!
There is still plenty of time this season to get a round of golf in at Elma Meadows or Grover Cleveland Golf Courses!
Reserve a tee time today!
Visit erie.gov/golf

GOLF COURSE AERIFICATIONAll 36 greens at your Erie County Golf Courses have been aerated, thanks to the dedicated staff ...
09/24/2020

GOLF COURSE AERIFICATION
All 36 greens at your Erie County Golf Courses have been aerated, thanks to the dedicated staff of the Erie County Parks Department! Great work by all of our crew members to continue to maintain the courses and enhance play!

THANK YOU!Volunteers from M&T Bank were back at Chestnut Ridge Park today to complete a few more projects!Today's volunt...
09/23/2020

THANK YOU!
Volunteers from M&T Bank were back at Chestnut Ridge Park today to complete a few more projects!
Today's volunteers were able to complete the staining of the Fishing Pier and spruce up some landscaping around the park!
Thank you for your continued support!

EXCITING UPDATE!Thanks to our friends at Erie County Department of Public Works for breaking ground today at the Como La...
09/23/2020

EXCITING UPDATE!
Thanks to our friends at Erie County Department of Public Works for breaking ground today at the Como Lake Bark Park along with our staff!
The Parking Lot is underway, which is a huge step towards the completion of the Como Lake Bark Park!
I know our friends at Lancaster Unleashed are just as excited as we are!!!

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!Help A Playground For All win $25,000 to help complete the project at Chestnut Ridge Park! You can vote...
09/22/2020
Kiwanis Club of Buffalo

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
Help A Playground For All win $25,000 to help complete the project at Chestnut Ridge Park! You can vote everyday until September 27th!!!

All children matter. Yet, not every child can enjoy Chestnut Ridge Park, the largest and most popular park in Erie County’s 10,000-acre park system. A Playground for All will be the first inclusive play space in an Erie County Park, welcoming children and families of all abilities to interact in i...

PARK IMPROVEMENTS!Park Staff were busy giving a face lift to the Fieldhouse Bathroom at Emery Park today! It looks great...
09/22/2020

PARK IMPROVEMENTS!
Park Staff were busy giving a face lift to the Fieldhouse Bathroom at Emery Park today! It looks great with a new paint job!

Join us for a series of virtual public meetings to discuss access upgrades at your Erie County Natural Habitat Parks!The...
09/21/2020

Join us for a series of virtual public meetings to discuss access upgrades at your Erie County Natural Habitat Parks!
The schedule for these meetings is as follows:
Monday 9/29 @ 6pm - Red Jacket Park
Tuesday 9/30 @ 6 pm - Higgins Park
Wednesday 10/1 @ 6 pm - Seneca Bluffs Park

PINTS IN THE PARK!Resurgence Brewing Company set up a pop-up Beer Garden in Chestnut Ridge Park last night and will be b...
09/19/2020

PINTS IN THE PARK!
Resurgence Brewing Company set up a pop-up Beer Garden in Chestnut Ridge Park last night and will be back today from Noon-8 pm!
Bring a chair/ blanket and your mask(for when you are moving around), and stop out and grab a pint while enjoying the beautiful view of the City from atop the Chestnut Ridge Sled Hill!
All NYS guidelines are being followed, food must be purchased before you can purchase a beer. Bring the family, the dog, and a jacket and enjoy the beautiful fall-like atmosphere at Chestnut Ridge Park!

THANK YOU!A special Thank You goes out to our friends at M&T Bank for helping to stain the Fishing Pier at Chestnut Ridg...
09/17/2020

THANK YOU!
A special Thank You goes out to our friends at M&T Bank for helping to stain the Fishing Pier at Chestnut Ridge Park yesterday! Thank you for your commitment to our Parks and our community!

Check out these awesome action shots of our Maintenance Staff completing the aerification of the greens at Elma Meadows ...
09/16/2020

Check out these awesome action shots of our Maintenance Staff completing the aerification of the greens at Elma Meadows Golf Course! Just another project to enhance the conditions at your Erie County Golf Courses! There is still plenty of time left in the 2020 golf season to come out and check out Elma Meadows! Book a tee time today!
Aerification at Grover Cleveland will be taking place next Tuesday and Wednesday (9/22 - 9/23)

***JOB POSTING***We are seeking to fill the position of Park Superintendent at Ellicott Creek Park. Interested candidate...
09/15/2020

***JOB POSTING***
We are seeking to fill the position of Park Superintendent at Ellicott Creek Park. Interested candidates please forward resume/ application to attached address. Specifications and requirements are also attached to this posting.

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!We can make this happen at Chestnut Ridge Park. All we need is your VOTE to win $25,000 in playground e...
09/14/2020
Kiwanis Club of Buffalo

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
We can make this happen at Chestnut Ridge Park. All we need is your VOTE to win $25,000 in playground equipment. Please vote today and every day through September 27!

All children matter. Yet, not every child can enjoy Chestnut Ridge Park, the largest and most popular park in Erie County’s 10,000-acre park system. A Playground for All will be the first inclusive play space in an Erie County Park, welcoming children and families of all abilities to interact in i...

CHICKEN BBQ!Consider stopping by and supporting our friends at Lancaster Unleashed at their upcoming Chicken BBQ on Sund...
09/14/2020

CHICKEN BBQ!
Consider stopping by and supporting our friends at Lancaster Unleashed at their upcoming Chicken BBQ on Sunday October 4th!
Funds raised at this event go towards the planned Como Lake Bark Park!

ATTENTION:Please be aware that we will be doing aerification on the following dates at our Golf Courses.Elma Meadows- 9/...
09/11/2020

ATTENTION:
Please be aware that we will be doing aerification on the following dates at our Golf Courses.
Elma Meadows- 9/15 & 9/16
Grover Cleveland- 9/22 & 9/23
***Courses will remain open during aerification***

PROGRAM ALERT:We are happy to announce our Sunday Hike Schedule for the remainder of the year! These Park Ranger-Led Hik...
09/09/2020

PROGRAM ALERT:
We are happy to announce our Sunday Hike Schedule for the remainder of the year! These Park Ranger-Led Hikes will take place in different Erie County Parks each Sunday. Stay tuned for more information on each hike, as the dates get closer! #YourErieCountyParks

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13:
Hike begins at 9 AM
Meet at Sugar Shack in Sardinia (11200 Genessee Road)
Masks must be worn
***Individual Facebook Events will be posted this afternoon***

As the sun sets on our 2020 Bennett Beach Swimming Season we would like to thank those who made it such a success! Speci...
09/04/2020

As the sun sets on our 2020 Bennett Beach Swimming Season we would like to thank those who made it such a success! Special thanks goes out to our Maintenance Staff, our Lifeguards, our Park Rangers, Town of Evans Police Department and Erie County Sheriff's Office for working together through the most unusual of summers!

Thank you to #AlbrightKnox for partnering with #ErieCounty! We encourage you to get outside and explore all of our Parks...
09/02/2020

Thank you to #AlbrightKnox for partnering with #ErieCounty! We encourage you to get outside and explore all of our Parks in August and find art inspired by our clues! Share your photos with #ErieCountyParkArt #WNYCulturalConnections #AlbrightKnox #10000AcresToExplore 🌳🔍🎨

***POSITION REPOST***We are seeking qualified candidates to fill our Greenskeeper Position at Grover Cleveland Golf Cour...
09/01/2020

***POSITION REPOST***
We are seeking qualified candidates to fill our Greenskeeper Position at Grover Cleveland Golf Course.
Interested candidates can forward resume before September 11, 2020.

Thank you to #AlbrightKnox for partnering with #ErieCounty! We encourage you to get outside and explore all of our Parks...
08/29/2020

Thank you to #AlbrightKnox for partnering with #ErieCounty! We encourage you to get outside and explore all of our Parks in August and find art inspired by our clues! Share your photos with #ErieCountyParkArt #WNYCulturalConnections #AlbrightKnox #10000AcresToExplore 🌳🔍🎨

08/28/2020

Bennett Beach is closed for swimming today due to rain. (8/28/2020)

08/27/2020

Bennett Beach is closed for swimming today. (8/27/2020)

08/26/2020

Bennett Beach is open for swimming today from Noon - 5 PM. (8/26/2020) Final day of swimming for the season at Bennett Beach will be Friday August 28th.

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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Hey is Bennett open today?
Is Bennett beach open for swimming today (8/22/2020)
Is swimming allowed today at Bennett Beach? (Sat 8/15)
How's Bennett looking for today?
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?