Emery Park Capital Improvements

Emery Park

2012 - 2017 Capital Improvements:


Project Name


Type of Work Completed

 Cost to Complete


Strohrer’s Lodge

Age and condition of roof, old non-efficient windows, wood rot and asbestos.

New roof, windows/doors replaced, painting and associated carpentry.


Maintenance Building

Two (2) flat roof leak and all windows are non-efficient and in need of replacement.

Replacing both roofs (including asbestos) and windows on building.


Emery Culvert Replacement

Age/condition and rating required replacement.

Full replacement of culvert and only road to Ski Lodge.                           *Walls to be finished in Spring 2014


Emery Dam Partial Decommission

Current condition and dam safety concerns flagged.

Partial decommission to repair what is required, while changing dam classification to lower class/level.


Million Dollar Comfort Station

Closed down due to conditions until repairs are made.

New plumbing service, replaced roof, upgraded fixtures, masonry work and painted.


Parking Lot/Roadway Improvements—Phase 1

Several parking lots and roadways through-out park in terrible condition.

Prioritized worse areas to be repaired/resurfaced and improved.


Emery Inn

Emery Inn and various other buildings evaluated for safety related matters.

Consultants and PW currently evaluating for safety, asbestos and estimates for removal (bids/specs).


Shelter #12

Determined to be unsafe and a threat to the public - tree fell on.

WPA Era Stone Structure renovated utilizing existing stone ends, including new roof and poured concrete floor.


Building Demolition

Unsafe and dilapateded buildings left to remain with no plan.

Five (5) five structures removed, including three (3)that were deemed unsafe and a threat to the public by consultant.


In-House Capital Project

Six (6) shelters in need of substantial upgrades, including areas around.

Complete roof tear-offs, creation of suitable parking areas, masonry/ concrete work, new trusses , etc.


Richardson Cottage and Shelter

Both facilities so poor they cannot be rented until improvements are completed.

New Roofs, extensive foundation repairs on cottage, complete remodel inside and out, new blacktop road and parking area installed.


Parking Lot & Roadway Improvements- Phase 2

Continue efforts to improve areas within park that are in poor condition/shape

Roadway paved up through Harrigans Circle and down to Ski Lodge. Replaced culvert near the Ski Lodge.


Japanese Garden Shelter

Shelter was dilapidated

Shelter repurposed into pergola


Storage Building

Exterior in disrepair, broken blocks

New siding installed, structure repairs



                                                                                                                                                                                  TOTAL: $1,762,760.00


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