Ellicott Creek

bicyclingBicycling canoe launchCanoe Launch disc golfDisc Golf fishingFishing off-leash dog areaOff-leash dog area picnic areaPicnic Area picnickingPicnicking playgroundsPlaygrounds  cross-countrySkiing: Cross-Country sleddingSledding soccerSoccer tennisTennis

Park Features

Ellicott Creek offers a wide variety of activities. Visitors can walk along the creek banks or rollerblade and bicycle along the paved trails. You can cross over the footbridge to Ellicott Island or enjoy a family reunion at our casino or any of our park shelters.

  • Plant Life
    Beautiful willow trees, sugar and silver maples, smoky gray beech wood trees, red oak, and Eastern Hemlock. In addition, there are an abundance of moss/lichens and ferns.
  • Mammals
    Opossum, white tail deer, rabbits, fox, raccoons, weasels, and many species of squirrels
  • Birds
    Hawks, ducks, geese, woodpeckers, Savannah sparrow.
  • Water Life
    Frogs, turtles, salamanders, blue gills, northern pike, bass, bullheads, carp, muskies, and trout.

Activities

  • Summer
    Enjoy the fun family picnic shelters. The open fields are excellent for kite flying, frisbees or running after the butterflies. Children's play areas, tennis courts, 1 soccer/football field and an 18-hole novice-level disc golf course (http://www.nrdg.org/).
  • Winter:
    Sled hill, cross-country skiing (not groomed), and snowshoeing. Winter sports are available from 7:00 AM until dusk. For weekday winter sports/ activities updates, please call 858-8513.

At this Park
Casino
100
Enclosed Full Kitchen
Yes
Yes
Close
No
Located on Canal
$225
Shelter 3
20
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Canal
$70
Shelter 4
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Canal
$70
Shelter 5
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Tennis Courts, Canal
$70
Shelter 6
50
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Canal
$70
Shelter 7
30
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Canal
$70
Shelter 9
60
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Baseball Diamond, Canal
$95
Shelter 10A and B
100
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Canal
$120
Shelter 11
65
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Soccer Fields, Canal
$95
Shelter 14
30
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Soccer Fields, Canal
$70
Shelter 15
50
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
N/A
$70
Shelter 16
30
Open
No
Yes
Close
No
N/A
$70
Shelter 17
30
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
N/A
$70
Shelter 19
25
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Canal
$70
Shelter 20
50
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Canal
$70
Shelter 24
20
Open
No
Yes
Far
No
Canal
$70
Shelter 25
8
Open
No
Yes
Far
No
Canal
$70
Creekside
25
Open
Yes
Yes
Close
Yes
Baseball Diamond, Canal
$70
Friendship
80
Enclosed Full Kitchen
Yes
Yes
Close
No
Located on Canal
$175

Park Facilities

History

The Park originated in 1926 with an area of 40 acres of land. The majority of the original park was acquired through the purchasing of private land and County tax foreclosures (1936 & 1937). As with the other three original parks WPA crews built structural construction. The WPA structures included the Boathouse & concession stand (1939), shelters, recreation facilities, and the boat dock. Ellicott Island, A.K.A Island at "three mile bend" was constructed to make the creek more navigable and divert canal traffic. Charles Ellicott, a Landscape Architect, heavily influenced the island in the design process. The spur in development in the late 30's through the 40's created the peak popularity with boaters and families.

Park Information

1 Ellicott Creek Dr.| Tonawanda, NY 14150 | (716) 693-2971

park map

Make your shelter/building reservation online or call (716) 858-8355 from 8:00 to 3:45 weekdays.

View shelters at this park

Facilities

bicyclingBicycling, canoe launchCanoe Launch, disc golfDisc Golf, fishingFishing, off-leash dog areaOff-leash dog area, picnic areaPicnic Area, picnickingPicnicking, playgroundsPlaygrounds,  cross-countrySkiing: Cross-Country, sleddingSledding, soccerSoccer, tennisTennis,

Modified: July 1, 2016 2:40pm

Reservations

Services

Frequently Requested Pages

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8355

Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, Rm 1260
Buffalo, New York 14202