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Ellicott Creek

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Prices in effect March 1, 2014

Park Data

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

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

Soccer, Fishing, Accessible Facilities, Canoe Launch, Cross-Country skiing, Sledding, Tennis, Playgrounds, 18-Hole Novice-Level Disc Golf Course (http://www.nrdg.org/), Ellicott Island Off-Leash Dog area (http://friendsofellicott.org/)

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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 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.

Park Facilities


  • 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.