Times Beach Nature Preserve

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Park Features


There are great outdoor activities to experience in all seasons.

  • Summer
    We can experience nature by hiking through the trails, photographing the animal kingdom or bird watching.
  • Winter:
    We can snowshoe through the nature trails.

Park Facilities


It is believed that Times Beach Nature Preserve was once a shantytown which eventually faded to become a confined disposal facility (CDF) used by the US Army Corps of Engineers starting in 1972 for dredged materials from the Buffalo River and Harbor. The site was abandoned from dredging in 1976 when a new CDF was installed adjacent to the turbines along Lake Erie. Now Times Beach is owned by the City of Buffalo and is maintained by both the City and the County of Erie. The park has naturally blossomed into a wildlife sanctuary after being left to natural succession to become the wildlife haven that we enjoy today. Check out what The US Army Corps of Engineers has to say about Times Beach here Times Beach.

Park Information

North End of Fuhrmann Boulevard, next to the Coast Guard Station


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Modified: September 13, 2019 10:54am


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