Erie County Parks Department

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


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

About Parks Departments

Are there fees for using parks?

Many programs and activities that are run by Parks Departments or take place at Parks Department facilities are fee-based. Many parks may be open to the public at no cost, though some heavily-trafficked parks may charge an entry or parking fee. State and federal parks that have campgrounds may also charge camping fees.

Are Parks Department programs and activities for residents only?

Parks Department programs and services are often limited to residents of the community. In some cases, Parks Departments may allow participation by non-residents, who must pay a higher fee. Use of public parks and passive recreation spaces is generally open to the public.

Are dogs allowed in public parks?

Local rules vary, but most public parks allow dogs. However, the vast majority of communities have leash laws that apply when bringing dogs to public parks.