The Erie County Department of Parks and Recreation is asking the public for input on the future of the county’s parks. 

They are holding three public meetings to discuss the Erie County Parks Master Plan. The first meeting was held on Saturday at Chestnut Ridge Park. 

The county’s goal is to lay out a plan for improvements for the parks for the next 15-20 years. 

“This is actually an update to the 2000 plan. Basically, it took the plan and enhanced it to today’s needs. It was built on recommendations from our user groups. We also sent out random surveys to county residents to see what they would like to change and see where the future of the parks might lead,” said Erie County Parks Commissioner Daniel Rizzo. 

To read the entire plan, click on this link. 

There will be two more public meetings. 

Those meetings will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Ellicott Creek Park Friendship House and on Thursday November 15th, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Como Lake Park Casino.