Saturday, April 29, 2017
Join Supervising Park Ranger Chuck and explore the spring ephemerals growing in the Eternal Flame section of Chestnut Ridge Park. We will learn how to identify these flowers and what makes them special. Please bring a full water bottle, appropriate clothing and closed toed footwear that can get wet. We will meet at the Eternal Flame parking lot at 10 am.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Join Supervising Park Ranger Chuck and learn about the invasive species that are impacting Ellicott Creek and all of our County Parks. Wear sturdy closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle. We will be meeting at the main parking lot at 10 am.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Sexual Assault Awareness Walk A Thon Awareness fundraiser at Isle View Park in the Tribute Garden. Event will be held on May 6, 2017 at 8:30 am.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Join Park Ranger Jerry as we explore the fauna of the creek! We will use a variety of collection techniques to identify aquatic macro-invertebrates and learn how we use the species present in the water as indicators of water quality. Be prepared to get wet & muddy! We will meet at Como Lake Park Bowen Grove at 11 am and explore the creek downstream from there!
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Join Park Ranger Roy as we go on a real world treasure hunt at Ellicott Creek Park. During this treasure hunt, we will be learning all about geocaching. Dress for the weather, including appropriate footwear, and bring water and a small object to leave at a cache. We will meet in the main parking lot at 10 am.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Join Park Ranger Jerry as we learn about the life cycles and benefits of dragonflies and damselflies. We will hike along Sprague Brook looking for evidence of these prehistoric creatures so be sure to wear closed toe shoes that can get wet. We will meet at the bridge going over Sprague Brook at 2 pm.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Thursday, August 24, 2017
Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara have teamed up for the fifth year to offer Fitness in the Parks – a series of FREE outdoor fitness classes designed to encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Tuesday classes will be held at Chestnut Ridge Park on the Casino patio at 6 pm from June 6th- August 22nd. Thursday classes will be held at Ellicott Creek Park next to Shelter 14 at 6 pm from June 8th-August 24th.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Join Park Ranger Roy as we explore Murder Creek. We will learn about the history, geology, and biology of this unique recreational treasure while visiting different sections of the creek. Be sure to wear closed toed shoes that can get wet and bring water. We will be meeting in the waterfall parking lot at 1 pm.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
The Erie County Federation of Sportmen's Clubs and the New York State DEC are sponsoring a free fishing clinic for kids on June 24, 2017. The event will be held at the Commissioners Cabin at Chestnut Ridge Park. No license or equipment is necessary.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Sunday, July 9, 2017
The 3rd Annual Chestnut Ridge Summer Classic Tennis Tournament will be held at the Chestnut Ridge Park Tennis Courts July 6-9, 2017. It is an all ages event.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - Sunday, July 9, 2017
The 2017 ECAC will be held at Elma Meadows Golf Course on July 8th and 9th. First tee time will be at 8 am. We are also anticipating adding a Senior Men's Division. Stay tuned for details!
Saturday, August 19, 2017
The K.I.A. Memorial Road March will take place at Chestnut Ridge Park on August 19, 2017.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
On August 20, 2017, Disney's Ratatouille will play on the Chestnut Ridge Sled Hill at 8:15 pm. The movie is free and open to the public. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Friday, August 25, 2017 - Sunday, August 27, 2017
The Battle at Chestnut Ridge will be a reenactment of the South Mountain Campaign of 1862. The event will be held August 25-27, 2017 at Chestnut Ridge Park.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
On September 16, 2017, Disney's Beauty and the Beast (animated) will play on the Chestnut Ridge Sled Hill at 7:30 pm. The movie is free and open to the public. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
On October 7, 2017 the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy will sponsor the 2nd Annual Go Fly A Kite Festival from Noon until 3 pm.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Sunday, December 10, 2017
Santa Land will be held December 9th and 10th, 2017 at Chestnut Ridge Park from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm, with the last hayride to see Santa at 2:30. More information will be posted when it is available.