Erie County Parks Department

Find Erie County New York parks and recreation department, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, recreational land use, and sporting.


Erie County Parks 95 Franklin Street Buffalo NY 14202 716-858-8355


Lancaster Parks and Recreation 525 Pavement Road Lancaster NY 14086 716-684-3320

New York State Parks and Recreation 3435 Main Street Buffalo NY 14214 716-278-1777

Orchard Park Parks and Recreation 200 North Lake Drive Orchard Park NY 14127 716-662-6450

Tonawanda Parks and Recreation 2440 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda NY 14150 716-831-1001

What is a Parks Department?

A parks department is responsible for maintaining and managing local, state or regional parks. Public parks and recreational lands all need oversight to ensure that the properties are maintained and kept safe for citizens to use. A parks department is responsible for all activities and operations at park properties.

There are parks departments at the local, state, and federal levels. This department also oversees certain sporting events in addition to its maintenance responsibilities. In some jurisdictions, the department is responsible for operating programs such as fitness and exercise classes, sports leagues, nature walks, bicycle trails, environmental programs, and research programs. A parks department may also be responsible for some youth training and education programs.