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Como Lake


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Prices in effect March 1, 2014

Park Data

Location:
2220 Como Park Blvd | Lancaster, NY 14086 | (716) 683-5430

Reservations:
For shelter/building reservations call (716) 858-8355 from 8:00 to 3:45 weekdays, or click here to fill out an electronic request

Activities:
Bicycling, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Ice Skating, Cross-Country Skiing, Sledding, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Disc Golf

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"Best Family Picnic Area In Buffalo WNY"

History

In 1926 Erie County acquired Como Lake Park through a special village election. The 80 acres of land donated by the village of Lancaster formed the nucleus for further park expansions. Como Lake Park, named after the tourist resort in Italy, was Erie County's first multi-purpose park and is today the third largest park in the system.

Distinctive features which Como Lake Park contains are as follows a 4 ½ acre man made lake which was used in the winters as an ice skating rink, lodge (1928), the Como Lake Lighthouse, a bridge, groves, stone fireplaces, small zoo (later removed) and a 220yd. Toboggan run (later removed). The lake was dredged for a second time in 1926. WPA crews constructed four bridge abatements, two of which remain as structure anchors to this day. At Como Lake Park's peak it offered a complete spectrum of participatory and spectator events.

Park Features

The park contains many different types of wildlife, herbaceous plants and flowers throughout the park. The Cayuga Creek Nature Trail along with its nature booklet provides a description of the different species found along the trail. The trail starts at the Boy Scout Grove and extends around in a complete circle.

  • Plant Life
    American Beech, Basswood, Hawthorn, Butternut Hickory, Eastern Cottonwood, Sycamore, Black Walnut, Virginia Bluebells, Ostrich Ferns, Goutweed, Japanese Knotweed, Lesser Celandine, Red Pine, Scotch Pine, European Pine, Norway Spruce, Staghorn Sumac, Black Birch.
  • Mammals
    Squirrels, Opossums, White- Tailed Deer, Raccoons, Skunk, Fox
  • Birds
    American Finches, Great Blue Herons, Belted Kingfishers, Black-capped Chickadees, White -Breasted Nuthatch, American Kestrels, Eastern Screech Owls, Woodpeckers

Park Facilities

The Lancaster Place, Casino, Bowen Road Grove, Rich Marino Gazebo

Activities:

  • Summer
    Como Lake Park will provide a family day of picnicking. We can hike through the self-guided Cayuga Creek Nature Trail and/or over to the two islands connected by 3 different footbridges. Children can play in our many play areas throughout the park. In addition, you can try your hand at our 2 basketball courts,4 tennis courts and our soccer field. You can bicycle at your own pace on our paved roads.
  • Winter:
    Como Lake Park is the perfect place for family winter fun. Two ice skating rinks free to the public (weather-permitting, open 12:00 PM- 8:00 PM) and sledding hills, as well as cross-country ski trails (not groomed) and snowshoeing provide enoyable outdoor winter activities. The Casino offers a comfortable setting to keep fingers and toes warm after enjoying the winter wonderland. For weekday winter sports/ activities updates, please call 858-8513.