Wendt Park

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Park Features

  • Birds
    Songbirds, Waterfowl, and Shorebirds are some of the migratory birds that can be watched and photographed.
  • Water Life
    Pan Fish, Catfish, Walleyes, Northern Pike, Bass and Perch are always there to challenge all anglers in Lake Erie.


Park Facilities

A beautiful park, picnic tables and a playground.

Camping, open fires and alcohol are prohibited at Wendt Park. Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry regulations apply.


Wendt Park is a 164-acre lakefront estate and was used as the Henry W. Wendt, Jr. family's summer residence, which they later renamed the "The Ridgewood."

The grounds present a panorama of cropped lawns, picnic tables, and a playground. This passive park is a great picnic location, but rocky/shale beach conditions and a non-lifeguarded beach make swimming prohibited.

Swimming does not open at Bennett Beach until 6/16 (weather permitting). There is no swimming at Wendt Beach.

Park Information

7676 Old Lake Shore Road | Derby, NY 14047 | (716) 947-5660


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Modified: February 6, 2020 4:24pm


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