Troy Schinzel, Commissioner of Parks, Recreation & Forestry

Troy Schinzel, Commissioner of Parks, Recreation & Forestry


The Erie County Parks System has traditionally been positioned to fill a niche in the regional parks and recreation framework. Specifically, the County Park System has emphasized the provision of recreation activities and facilities in natural environment areas as an alternative to localized park settings.

  • To provide residents with opportunities to enjoy recreational pursuits in natural settings on a year-round basis;
  • To protect regionally important areas of scenic, environmental and cultural heritage significance;
  • To contribute to the economic vitality of the County; and,
  • To promote public awareness of the resources available within the park system.

Find out information on and register for Erie County Park Rangers' upcoming programs. 

Beginning May 10, the Shoreline Trail Enhancement construction project will be starting and continue through the summer.

Sprague Brook Park camping reservations are now available to book! 

Shelter and Building reservations for the 2021 season are now open as of March 1st. 

Times Beach Nature Preserve is closed indefinitely to the public as the County works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to repair significant damage done to the preserve by several high...
Elma Meadows Golf Course: open - Carts Permitted
Grover Cleveland Golf Course: open - Carts Permitted
" Hit 'Em Straight "
June 23, 2021 10:04am


Frequently Requested Pages


Phone: (716) 858-8355

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