Erie County Park System Master Plan


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2016 Parks Master Plan Update

New demands have been placed on the park system not present in 2003 indicating a need for a new look, a new analysis, and a new master plan for the system that can be used as a guide for the parks through the year 2030.

The Department of Environment and Planning in cooperation with the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry will soon be undertaking this major update to the 2003 Park Master Plan. Consultants will be engaged to tackle this effort, completing the mapping of the system, analyzing problems and opportunities, developing policies to protect and enhance the natural resources of the parks, and developing strategies for waterfront enhancement.

More information on the parks is available at the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation, & Forestry


  • Findings Presentation

    The Findings Presentation summarizes feedback received from the public outreach efforts.

    There will be opportunities for further public engagement later in the year.

    Meanwhile, the consultants and County staff have been hard at work reviewing existing policies, practices, and department offerings, as well as the condition of, and amenities in, the parks. 

  • Needs Assessment Survey - Visit to complete the survey. 

    Questions asked about types of programs, facilities, and services residents want in their parks system and where priorities should be placed.The results of this survey will provide critical information in determining community values, satisfaction levels, needs and priorities, and demographics for the County’s long-term planning efforts. 

  • Erie County has engaged the services of Wendel, a local multi-disciplinary Engineering and Landscape Architecture firm, and GreenPlay, a nationally renowned park and recreation consulting firm, to help update the Erie County Parks Master Plan


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Last updated: July 21, 2017 11:03am