Commissioner Daniel J. Rizzo

Daniel J. Rizzo, Commissioner

The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry provides residents opportunities to enjoy recreational pursuits in natural settings on a year round basis and protects regionally important areas of scenic, environmental and cultural heritage significance.

Beginning Wednesday March 8, 2017 the Bark Park at Ellicott Island will be closed for Spring maintenance. Reopening date is tentitively April 24th. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

The 2017 ECAC will be held at Elma Meadows Golf Course on July 8th and July 9th, 2017.

Elma Meadows Golf Course is now open for the season. Grover Cleveland is still closed, with an opening date TBD.

Due to popular demand, we will be offering additional dates for golf pass application processing. We will be at Grover Cleveland on April 22nd from 10:00-2:00, as well as April 24th and 25th from 10:00-1:00.

Beginning April 24, 2017, the boat launch at Black Rock Canal Park will be closed for construction. The boat launch at Isle View will remain open.


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Phone: (716) 858-8355

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