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.

We're hiring! We are looking to fill seasonal vacancies for lifeguards and captains at Bennett Beach! Applications can be found here: Please submit by May 10th. Applications can be mailed to: Erie County Parks Dept., 95 Franklin St, Room 1260, Buffalo, NY 14202

Due to recent storms and wind, the Times Beach boardwalk sustained damage. It is closed indefinitely until all necessary repairs can be made. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

The RiverWalk path outside the GM pump house is closed for the new few weeks while excavation work is completed. There is a detour.


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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