Sergeant Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park/Hunters Creek

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Park Features

Camping, hunting, open fires and motorized vehicles are prohibited on the Sgt. Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park/Hunters Creek property. Dogs must be curbed and leashed at all times. Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry regulations apply.

The hours of operation are 7:00 AM- dusk.


There are great outdoor activities to experience in all seasons. Nature is at its finest with a forested interior.


  • Recreation opportunities include forest hiking, mountain bicycling (on approved trails), horseback riding (on approved trails), wildlife viewing and trail explorations.


  • Winter sports enthusiasts and families can spice up the cold winter months with snow activities including snow shoeing, cross county skiing (ungroomed) and hiking.

Park Facilities


While the official park name may be Sgt. Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park/Hunters Creek, it is more commonly referred to as Hunters Creek. The parkland consisted of farm land and woods, following the settlement of the area. Foundations of old homesteads and barns can still be seen. In the park's interior, a large log cabin was constructed as a hunting lodge for the Kellog Family. Only the fieldstone chimney and foundation remain.

The park was purchased by the County of Erie in the early 1970s, using Federal and State funding. In 1983, the Erie County Legislature voted unanimously to approve a resolution to rename Hunters Creek Park to Sgt. Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park, although the park was not formally recognized by this name until 2012. Mark Rademacher was a 20 year old Town of Wales resident who was killed in the Grenada Invasion in November of 1983.

Access to the park is from either Hunters Creek Road on the east or Centerline Road at Vermont Hill Road to the south. There are parking areas at both locations.

Park Information

Hamlet of South Wales| 2 miles north of Emery Park on Hunters Creek Road


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Modified: May 11, 2017 4:43pm


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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