Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry

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Reservation staff can be reached at 858-8355 Mon-Fri.
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Parks are open 7 AM-dusk year-round.

Operating as usual

Become a Junior Park Ranger!We are excited to announce that our Park Passport Program has returned for 2021!!!This year'...
06/16/2021

Become a Junior Park Ranger!
We are excited to announce that our Park Passport Program has returned for 2021!!!
This year's program is running from now until Labor Day (9/6).
For information on the program visit erie.gov/familyfun
#YourErieCountyParks #10000AcresToExplore

Become a Junior Park Ranger!
We are excited to announce that our Park Passport Program has returned for 2021!!!
This year's program is running from now until Labor Day (9/6).
For information on the program visit erie.gov/familyfun
#YourErieCountyParks #10000AcresToExplore

Here is another moss compilation to get you through the week!After this past weekend’s rain, the moss in our parks are f...
06/15/2021

Here is another moss compilation to get you through the week!

After this past weekend’s rain, the moss in our parks are feeling fresh and revitalized!

#youreriecountyparks
#findyourownadventure
#10000acrestoexplore

Sign-up today to participate in the 2021 Erie County Amateur Championship!This year's event will be held July 10-11 at G...
06/07/2021

Sign-up today to participate in the 2021 Erie County Amateur Championship!
This year's event will be held July 10-11 at Grover Cleveland Golf Course.
Follow the link below to register!
https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/2913380

Sign-up today to participate in the 2021 Erie County Amateur Championship!
This year's event will be held July 10-11 at Grover Cleveland Golf Course.
Follow the link below to register!
https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/2913380

Plant parasites!!! The following photos are all plants that steal nutrients from trees in our forest. While this seems b...
06/05/2021

Plant parasites!!!

The following photos are all plants that steal nutrients from trees in our forest. While this seems bad, these plants never take so much from the tree to kill it. In fact, seeing these parasites can be a sign of a healthy forest; the trees around it are doing well enough they don’t mind giving away some nutrients to plants that can’t make anything.

All pictures are from the flowers of the following species:

1-2. American Cancer Root (Conopholis americana) Host = Oak trees

3-5 Beech Drops (Epifagus virginians) Host = American Beech

6-7 Ghost Pipe (Monotropa uniforms) Host = fungi that are attached to tree roots, often hardwoods

8. Pinesap (Monotropa hypopitys) Host = feeds off fungi that are attached to tree roots, often pines

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Celebrate NY Invasive Species Awareness Week with WNY PRISM and Erie County!Register today to participate in an Invasive...
06/04/2021

Celebrate NY Invasive Species Awareness Week with WNY PRISM and Erie County!
Register today to participate in an Invasive Species Walk and Talk at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park!
#YourErieCountyParks #FindYourNextAdventure

Celebrate NY Invasive Species Awareness Week with WNY PRISM and Erie County!
Register today to participate in an Invasive Species Walk and Talk at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park!
#YourErieCountyParks #FindYourNextAdventure

We are currently looking to hire a Seasonal Maintenance Worker for our Grover Cleveland GC if interested call (716) 468-...
06/02/2021

We are currently looking to hire a Seasonal Maintenance Worker for our Grover Cleveland GC if interested call (716) 468-3971

We are currently looking to hire a Seasonal Maintenance Worker for our Grover Cleveland GC if interested call (716) 468-3971

👂 Visit Buffalo Niagara wants to hear from you! Take their survey, part of VBN's Covid-19 recovery strategy and ten-year...
06/01/2021

👂 Visit Buffalo Niagara wants to hear from you! Take their survey, part of VBN's Covid-19 recovery strategy and ten-year destination master plan.

Take the quick survey today at: visitbuffaloniagara.com/have-your-say-win-a-stay

👂 Visit Buffalo Niagara wants to hear from you! Take their survey, part of VBN's Covid-19 recovery strategy and ten-year destination master plan.

Take the quick survey today at: visitbuffaloniagara.com/have-your-say-win-a-stay

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) at Sprague Brook Park               #youreriecountyparks #10000acrestoexplore #...
05/29/2021

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) at Sprague Brook Park #youreriecountyparks #10000acrestoexplore #findyournextadventure #nature #nativeplants

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) at Sprague Brook Park #youreriecountyparks #10000acrestoexplore #findyournextadventure #nature #nativeplants

The inside of a Large Empty Oak Apple Gall Wasp gall (whew say that ten times fast!). These small wasps lay their eggs o...
05/29/2021

The inside of a Large Empty Oak Apple Gall Wasp gall (whew say that ten times fast!). These small wasps lay their eggs on a growing leaf that is irritated and tricked into making this gall so the baby wasp larvae can feed off the oak. If you find a green gall like this it is likely the wasp is still inside or in this case, eaten. If in the fall you find a brown gall it is likely the young wasp has become an adult and left the gall.

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#10000acrestoexplore #findyourownadventure

Sign-up today to participate in the 2021 Erie County Amateur Championship!This year's event will be held July 10-11 at G...
05/28/2021

Sign-up today to participate in the 2021 Erie County Amateur Championship!
This year's event will be held July 10-11 at Grover Cleveland Golf Course.
Follow the link below to register!
https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/2913380

Sign-up today to participate in the 2021 Erie County Amateur Championship!
This year's event will be held July 10-11 at Grover Cleveland Golf Course.
Follow the link below to register!
https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/2913380

Sign-up today for one of our "FRY" DAY FISHING events! These awesome events are a great way to get out, learn to fish, a...
05/27/2021

Sign-up today for one of our "FRY" DAY FISHING events! These awesome events are a great way to get out, learn to fish, and enjoy a beautiful Erie County Park.

All NYS license requirements are waived during Ranger-led programs.

Sign-up at: www2.erie.gov/parks/index.php?q=quotfryquot-day-fishing-events

#FindYourNextAdventure

Sign-up today for one of our "FRY" DAY FISHING events! These awesome events are a great way to get out, learn to fish, and enjoy a beautiful Erie County Park.

All NYS license requirements are waived during Ranger-led programs.

Sign-up at: www2.erie.gov/parks/index.php?q=quotfryquot-day-fishing-events

#FindYourNextAdventure

We are happy to announce the 2021 Pints in the Park Pop-Up Beer Garden series!Resurgence Brewing Company Flying Bison Br...
05/26/2021

We are happy to announce the 2021 Pints in the Park Pop-Up Beer Garden series!
Resurgence Brewing Company Flying Bison Brewing Company, & 42 North Brewing Company will be setting up across the Erie County Park System throughout the Summer and Fall!
Individual times & locations will be announced as dates approach.

We are happy to announce the 2021 Pints in the Park Pop-Up Beer Garden series!
Resurgence Brewing Company Flying Bison Brewing Company, & 42 North Brewing Company will be setting up across the Erie County Park System throughout the Summer and Fall!
Individual times & locations will be announced as dates approach.

Visit erie.gov/parklocator to find your next adventure in the 10,000 Acres of the Erie County Park System!!!#10000AcresT...
05/24/2021

Visit erie.gov/parklocator to find your next adventure in the 10,000 Acres of the Erie County Park System!!!
#10000AcresToExplore #YourErieCountyParks

Visit erie.gov/parklocator to find your next adventure in the 10,000 Acres of the Erie County Park System!!!
#10000AcresToExplore #YourErieCountyParks

PARK UPGRADES!Renovations and updates to the bathroom facilities across the Erie County Park System continue to be under...
05/21/2021

PARK UPGRADES!
Renovations and updates to the bathroom facilities across the Erie County Park System continue to be underway.
Check out these updates of a few facilities in Chestnut Ridge Park!
#YourErieCountyParks #10000AcresToExplore

Plan your next camping trip at beautiful Sprague Brook Park in Glenwood!Located right in Southern Erie County, Sprague B...
05/21/2021

Plan your next camping trip at beautiful Sprague Brook Park in Glenwood!
Located right in Southern Erie County, Sprague Brook is the perfect place to take the family on a camping trip!
Reserve a campsite today at: https://www2.erie.gov/parks/index.php?q=reservations
#YourErieCountyParks #10000AcresToExplore

Plan your next camping trip at beautiful Sprague Brook Park in Glenwood!
Located right in Southern Erie County, Sprague Brook is the perfect place to take the family on a camping trip!
Reserve a campsite today at: https://www2.erie.gov/parks/index.php?q=reservations
#YourErieCountyParks #10000AcresToExplore

Planning an upcoming party/event?Think about renting a shelter or building in one of the many beautiful Parks in the Eri...
05/20/2021

Planning an upcoming party/event?
Think about renting a shelter or building in one of the many beautiful Parks in the Erie County Parks System!
To reserve a shelter or building visit: https://www2.erie.gov/parks/index.php?q=reservations
*Building rentals begin July 5
#YourErieCountyParks #10000AcresToExplore

Planning an upcoming party/event?
Think about renting a shelter or building in one of the many beautiful Parks in the Erie County Parks System!
To reserve a shelter or building visit: https://www2.erie.gov/parks/index.php?q=reservations
*Building rentals begin July 5
#YourErieCountyParks #10000AcresToExplore

With the weather getting nicer, there is no better time to utilize the FREE Boat Launches offered in Erie County Parks!L...
05/19/2021

With the weather getting nicer, there is no better time to utilize the FREE Boat Launches offered in Erie County Parks!
Launches are located at Isle View and Black Rock Canal Parks!
Find them at: erie.gov/parklocator
#10000AcresToExplore #ExtendOurAcres #YourErieCountyParks

With the weather getting nicer, there is no better time to utilize the FREE Boat Launches offered in Erie County Parks!
Launches are located at Isle View and Black Rock Canal Parks!
Find them at: erie.gov/parklocator
#10000AcresToExplore #ExtendOurAcres #YourErieCountyParks

Play a round at Grover Cleveland Golf Course!Grover Cleveland G.C. was host to the 1912 U.S. Open, and has recently unde...
05/18/2021

Play a round at Grover Cleveland Golf Course!
Grover Cleveland G.C. was host to the 1912 U.S. Open, and has recently undergone some extensive course improvements!
Come check out the course conditions for yourself!
For more info visit: erie.gov/golf
#10000AcresToExplore

Play a round at Grover Cleveland Golf Course!
Grover Cleveland G.C. was host to the 1912 U.S. Open, and has recently undergone some extensive course improvements!
Come check out the course conditions for yourself!
For more info visit: erie.gov/golf
#10000AcresToExplore

05/17/2021

Akron Falls is such a beautiful waterfall!

#10000acrestoexplore #YourErieCountyParks #findyourownadventure

Visit erie.gov/parklocator to find your next adventure in the 10,000 Acres of the Erie County Park System!!!#10000AcresT...
05/17/2021

Visit erie.gov/parklocator to find your next adventure in the 10,000 Acres of the Erie County Park System!!!

#10000AcresToExplore #YourErieCountyParks

Visit erie.gov/parklocator to find your next adventure in the 10,000 Acres of the Erie County Park System!!!

#10000AcresToExplore #YourErieCountyParks

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05/16/2021

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05/15/2021

For the first time in more than 2 decades night tennis will return to Chestnut Ridge tomorrow when Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry and the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy flip the switch and light the courts. Join us tomorrow evening for the event and a round robin tennis tournament.

Here’s a frog you’ve probably seen a hundred times but never knew existed; the Pickerel Frog. This frog looks a lot like...
05/14/2021

Here’s a frog you’ve probably seen a hundred times but never knew existed; the Pickerel Frog.

This frog looks a lot like it’s cousin the Leopard Frog but is actually a different species. Pickerel Frogs have a bright yellow belly and thighs that Leopards just don’t have. If you’re not lucky enough to to see their yellow undersides you can take a look at their back to tell them apart. Pickerel’s spots between their dorsal ridges will have a squared off rectangular look and Leopard’s spots will look more like circles. Compare the last two pictures of a Pickerel Frog and a Leopard Frog for some practice!

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Friday 5/14/21 Frost Delay at Elma Meadows call course for updates 652-5475
05/14/2021

Friday 5/14/21 Frost Delay at Elma Meadows call course for updates 652-5475

Friday 5/14/21 Frost Delay at Elma Meadows call course for updates 652-5475

05/13/2021

Our Erie County Parks & Rec Pilsener is being released THIS FRIDAY! This special brew celebrates 200 years of Erie County -so cheers to all the men and women who built what we know today!

Thursday 5/13/21 Frost Delay at Elma Meadows call course for updates 652-5475
05/13/2021

Thursday 5/13/21 Frost Delay at Elma Meadows call course for updates 652-5475

Thursday 5/13/21 Frost Delay at Elma Meadows call course for updates 652-5475

05/12/2021

Our Erie County Parks & Rec Pilsener is being released THIS FRIDAY! This special brew celebrates 200 years of Erie County -so cheers to all the men and women who built what we know today!

Photos from Mark Poloncarz's post
05/12/2021

Photos from Mark Poloncarz's post

05/12/2021

Next week is Pan-Am Weekend 2021!

The Museum is offering free admission to the Resource Center at 459 Forest Avenue (which houses Spirit of the City: Imagining the Pan-American Exposition) on May 21 and May 22 with free admission to the Museum on May 21. Please note, the Museum is closed May 22.

Register for your free admission here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pan-am-weekend-may-21-22-tickets-154591560519

Virtual programming will be available throughout both days on Facebook. Check out the schedule below:

Friday, May 21
✨ 10 a.m. Welcome
✨ 2 p.m. Live Tour of Spirit of the City: Imagining the Pan-American Exposition
✨ 6 p.m. Presidential History & The Pan-American Exposition with Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Saturday, May 22
✨ 10 a.m. Artifact Features from the Resource Center
✨ 12 p.m. Artifact Features from the Research Library
✨ 2 p.m. Pan-American Renderings Preview with Melissa Brown

PARK ENHANCEMENTS!Take a look at these beautiful upgrades to the Lower Loop Camping Bath House at Sprague Brook Park!!!R...
05/12/2021

PARK ENHANCEMENTS!
Take a look at these beautiful upgrades to the Lower Loop Camping Bath House at Sprague Brook Park!!!
Reserve a campsite today and check them out for yourself!
#YourErieCountyParks
https://www2.erie.gov/parks/index.php?q=reservations

Address

95 Franklin St, Fl 12th
Buffalo, NY
14202

General information

Reservation staff can be reached at 858-8355.

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4pm
Friday 8:30am - 4pm

Telephone

(716) 858-8355

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Comments

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?
Is Bennett open today? I didn't see an update on here or the website.
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