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1/03/13: In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Snowy Slopes at Chestnut Ridge Draw Big Crowds, National Media


Boston Globe Writer Relates Great Experience to National Audience 

Thousands of Winter Enthusiasts Drawn to Parks Over Christmas Vacation

ERIE COUNTY, NY— In his December 30, 2012 story, “Letting it All Slide for a Day”, Boston Globe writer Kevin Paul Dupont confirmed for a national audience what Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has said repeatedly – that Chestnut Ridge Park and the sledding hill there are a joy and a simple pleasure that shouldn’t be missed. Read the full story here.

“During the week of Christmas vacation and over the weekend leading up to New Years’, thousands of residents, guests, and winter enthusiasts came out to Chestnut Ridge and our other County parks to enjoy free recreation and to spend time outdoors with family and friends at the holidays; over 1,500 people were at Chestnut Ridge last weekend alone,” said Poloncarz. “Sledding, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and more provided hours of winter fun, and the casino at Chestnut Ridge was very busy with hungry patrons. It is wonderful to see our parks portrayed so positively in the national spotlight, highlighting what a treasure they are for Erie County.”

Chestnut Ridge park offers sledding from 10am-8pm every day; toboggan runs are open (weather permitting) Fridays from 4-8pm and weekends/holidays from 10am-4pm.

For a complete listing of Erie County parks and winter activities available, visit:  http://www2.erie.gov/parks/index.php?q=erie-county-parks-winter-sports