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County to hold public hearing on future of Como Lake Park


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Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) announces that the Erie County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will hold two focus group sessions to gather public opinion on Como Lake Park as the department works to update the Parks Master Plan.


“I know many residents agree that the condition of Como Lake is deplorable after being neglected for years,” stated Legislator Morton. “This is our opportunity to have our voices heard in order to finally get the lake and the park as a whole back to its former glory.”


Residents can RSVP for one of the sessions by contacting Kara Zambito at 858-7495 or by email at kara.zambito@erie.govPlease RSVP by December 1, 2016 at A limited number of participants will be allowed.


WHO: Erie County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, and GreenPlay, LLC


WHEN: 3 - 4:30 p.m. and 6 - 7:30 p.m. Both sessions are on Wednesday, Dec. 7


WHERE: Como Lake Park Casino, 2220 Como Park Blvd., Lancaster, NY 14086