Como Lake

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Park Features

"Best Family Picnic Area In Buffalo WNY"

The park contains many different types of wildlife, herbaceous plants and flowers throughout the park. The Cayuga Creek Nature Trail along with its nature booklet provides a description of the different species found along the trail. The trail starts at the Boy Scout Grove and extends around in a complete circle.

  • Plant Life
    American Beech, Basswood, Hawthorn, Butternut Hickory, Eastern Cottonwood, Sycamore, Black Walnut, Virginia Bluebells, Ostrich Ferns, Goutweed, Japanese Knotweed, Lesser Celandine, Red Pine, Scotch Pine, European Pine, Norway Spruce, Staghorn Sumac, Black Birch.
  • Mammals
    Squirrels, Opossums, White- Tailed Deer, Raccoons, Skunk, Fox
  • Birds
    American Finches, Great Blue Herons, Belted Kingfishers, Black-capped Chickadees, White -Breasted Nuthatch, American Kestrels, Eastern Screech Owls, Woodpeckers

Activities

  • Summer
    Como Lake Park will provide a family day of picnicking. We can hike through the self-guided Cayuga Creek Nature Trail and/or over to the two islands connected by 3 different footbridges. Children can play in our many play areas throughout the park. In addition, you can try your hand at our 2 basketball courts, 4 tennis courts, our soccer field or disc golf course (www.nrdg.org). You can bicycle at your own pace on our paved roads.
  • Winter:
    Como Lake Park is the perfect place for family winter fun. The two ice skating rinks are free to the public and available (weather-permitting) daily from 12:00pm- 8:00pm.  The sledding hill is available (weather-permitting) daily from 10:00am - 7:00pm. There is also ungroomed cross-country ski trails and snowshoeing available. For daily updates to winter sports activity availability please visit the winter sports page.

    COVID-19 UPDATE:  The Casino will be closed to the public except for restroom use.

    COVID-19 SLEDDING RULES: Mask use is required.  Social distancing must be observed at all times.  No congregating at the top or bottom of hills or near walkway entrances/exits.  

    COVID-19 ICE SKATING RULES: Ice use for open skating only.  Mask use is required.  No organized groups, limit skating to household members only.

At this Park
Bowen Road Grove
300
Open; has enclosed kitchen
Yes
Yes
Close
Yes
Creek
$350
Casino
120
Enclosed; has kitchen
Yes
Yes
Close
Yes
Tennis/Soccer/Basketball/Baseball
$200
Lancaster Place
70
Enclosed; has kitchen
Yes
Yes
Close
Yes
Tennis/Soccer/Basketball
$150
Shelter 1
50
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
N/A
$95
Shelter 2
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
N/A
$70
Shelter 3
40
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
N/A
$95
Shelter 4
80
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
$120
Shelter 5
100
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Nature Trail
$95
Shelter 7
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Nature Trail/Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 8
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Nature Trail/Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 9
75
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Nature Trail/Baseball Diamond
$95
Shelter 11
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
No
N/A
$70
Shelter 12
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
N/A
$70
Shelter 13
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
N/A
$70
Shelter 14
80
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Tennis/Soccer
$120
Shelter 15
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Tennis/Soccer/Basketball
$70
Shelter 16
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Tennis/Soccer/Basketball
$70
Shelter 17
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Tennis/Soccer/Basketball
$70
Shelter 18
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Tennis/Soccer/Basketball
$70
Shelter 19
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
No
Tennis/Soccer/Basketball
$70
Shelter 20
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
No
Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 21
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 22
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 23
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Tennis/Soccer
$70
Shelter 24
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Tennis/Soccer
$70
Shelter 25
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Tennis/Soccer
$70
Shelter 29
70
Open
No
Yes
Far
No
Tennis/Soccer
$95
Shelter 32
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Tennis/Soccer
$70
Shelter 33
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Tennis/Soccer
$70
Shelter 37
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
N/A
$70
Shelter 38
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
N/A
$70
Shelter 39
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
N/A
$70
Shelter 40
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
N/A
$70
Shelter 43
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 44
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 47
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Nature Trail/Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 49
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Nature Trail/Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 50
75
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Nature Trail/Baseball Diamond
$95
Shelter 51
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Nature Trail/Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 52
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 53
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 54
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 55
35
Open
No
Yes
Close
Yes
Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 56
75
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
N/A
$95
Shelter 57
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Baseball Diamond
$70
Shelter 58
75
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
Baseball Diamond
$95
Shelter 59
35
Open
No
Yes
Far
Yes
N/A
$70
Gazebo
150
Open
Yes
Yes
Close
Yes
Tennis/Soccer/Basketball
$250

Park Facilities

The Lancaster Place, Casino, Bowen Road Grove, Rich Marino Gazebo

History

In 1926 Erie County acquired Como Lake Park through a special village election. The 80 acres of land donated by the village of Lancaster formed the nucleus for further park expansions. Como Lake Park, named after the tourist resort in Italy, was Erie County's first multi-purpose park and is today the third largest park in the system.

Distinctive features which Como Lake Park contains are as follows a 4 ½ acre man-made lake which was used in the winters as an ice skating rink, lodge (1928), the Como Lake Lighthouse, a bridge, groves, stone fireplaces, small zoo (later removed) and a 220yd. Toboggan run (later removed). The lake was dredged for the second time in 1926. WPA crews constructed four bridge abatements, two of which remain as structure anchors to this day. At Como Lake Park's peak, it offered a complete spectrum of participatory and spectator events.

Park Information

2220 Como Park Blvd | Lancaster, NY 14086 | (716) 683-5430

park map

Make your shelter/building reservation online or call (716) 858-8355 from 8:00 to 3:45 weekdays.

View shelters at this park

Facilities

basketballBasketball, bicyclingBicycling, disc golfDisc Golf, Electric Car Charging StationElectric Car Charging Station, fishingFishing, hiking trailsHiking Trails, ice skatingIce Skating, picnickingPicnicking, playgroundsPlaygrounds,  cross-countrySkiing: Cross-Country, sleddingSledding, soccerSoccer, tennisTennis,

Modified: January 27, 2021 11:17am

Reservations

Frequently Requested Pages

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8355

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