Forms & Applications

Please be advised that if your permit request requires insurance, the certificate of insurance must be approved by the Erie County Department of Law before the permit may be issued. The approval process may take a while, so please give ample time to process your request. It is required that you submit your requests no less than four (4) weeks in advance. Issuance of park permits are at the discretion of the Erie County Parks Department.

Please call 858-7037 in regards to tents. Tents larger than 19' x 19' are prohibited. Tents do not increase shelter capacity. Bounce houses, inflatables, dunk tanks and other outdoor recreational equipment are prohibited.

ATV riding no longer requires a permit. ATV use is only on approved trails at Chestnut Ridge Park during snowmobile season. The trails must be frozen in order to ride.



Bandwagon (Stage) Application | Bandwagon (Stage) Photos

Park Special Event Application

Volunteer Project Form

Research Project Form

Law Enforcement/Military Training Form

Partner Form

Insurance requirements can be found here.


Donation Policy

Donation Form


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