Ellicott Creek

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Park Features

Ellicott Creek offers a wide variety of activities. Visitors can walk along the creek banks or rollerblade and bicycle along the paved trails. You can cross over the footbridge to the Ellicott Island Bark Park or enjoy a family reunion at our Casino or any of our park shelters.

Plant Life

Beautiful willow trees, sugar and silver maples, smoky gray beech wood trees, red oak, and Eastern Hemlock. In addition, there are an abundance of moss/lichens and ferns.

Mammals

Opossum, white tail deer, rabbits, fox, raccoons, weasels, and many species of squirrels

Birds

Hawks, ducks, geese, woodpeckers, Savannah sparrow.

Water Life

Frogs, turtles, salamanders, blue gills, northern pike, bass, bullheads, carp, muskies, and trout.

Activities

Summer

Enjoy the fun family picnic shelters. The open fields are excellent for kite flying, frisbees or running after the butterflies. Children's play areas, tennis courts, 1 soccer/football field, the Ellicott Island Bark Park (http://friendsofellicott.com/), a cricket field, seasonal kayak launch, and an 18-hole novice-level disc golf course (http://www.nrdg.org/).

Winter

Sled hill, cross-country skiing (not groomed), and snowshoeing. Winter sports are available from 7:00 AM until dusk. For weekday winter sports/ activities updates, please call 858-8513.

History

The Park originated in 1926 with an area of 40 acres of land. The majority of the original park was acquired through the purchasing of private land and County tax foreclosures (1936 & 1937). As with the other three original parks WPA crews built structural construction. The WPA structures included the Boathouse & concession stand (1939), shelters, recreation facilities, and the boat dock. Ellicott Island, A.K.A Island at "three mile bend" was constructed to make the creek more navigable and divert canal traffic. Charles Ellicott, a Landscape Architect, heavily influenced the island in the design process. The spur in development in the late 30's through the 40's created the peak popularity with boaters and families.

Facilities / Activities

  • Bicycling, Canoe Launch, Cricket, Disc Golf, Electric Car Charging Station, Fishing, Off-leash dog area, Picnic Area, Picnicking, Playgrounds, Skiing: Cross-Country, Sledding, Soccer, Tennis

Make your shelter/building reservation online or call (716) 858-8355 from 8:00 to 3:45 weekdays.

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Changed
08/18/2021 - 3:36 pm