The Erie County Parks System has traditionally been positioned to fill a niche in the regional parks and recreation framework. Specifically, the County Park System has emphasized the provision of recreation activities and facilities in natural environment areas as an alternative to localized park settings.
- To provide residents with opportunities to enjoy recreational pursuits in natural settings on a year-round basis;
- To protect regionally important areas of scenic, environmental and cultural heritage significance;
- To contribute to the economic vitality of the County; and,
- To promote public awareness of the resources available within the park system.