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Forms & Applications

General Permit Information:

  • Deadline: You must submit your permit request no less than four (4) weeks in advance. Issuance of park permits are at the discretion of the Erie County Parks Department.
  • Please fill out permit requests to the best of your ability. If a certain section does not apply to you and a response is required, enter "NA". Insurance can be left blank unless you have the specific documents that you know will be needed. Otherwise, we will request it upon review of your permit. 
  • ATV riding no longer requires a permit. ATV use is only allowed on approved trails at Chestnut Ridge Park during snowmobile season. The trails must be frozen in order to ride.

Special Event Permit Information:

  • Special Event Permits are NOT rentals. You must rent your building/shelter separately through the reservations page.
  • Special Event Permits are only required if your function includes any of the following:  
    • early access request (prior to 10AM); outside vendors involved (catering, DJ's); large crowds anticipated; impacts to safety and traffic patterns; special accommodations needed; extra amenities needed (extra garbage totes, etc.); fee-based function of any kind  
  • Insurance: If your permit request requires insurance, we will inform you when you submit your permit application. The certificate of insurance must be approved by the Erie County Department of Law before the permit may be issued. Please refer to the "Insurance Requirements" document below for more information.
  • Tents: Please call 858-7037 if you would like to use a large tent for your event. Tents larger than 19' x 19' are prohibited. Tents do not increase shelter capacity. Large tents require additional permitting.
  • Bounce houses, inflatables, dunk tanks and other outdoor recreational equipment are prohibited in any shelter, rentable building, or at any permitted special event.
  • Bandwagon (Stage) rental is available from April 16th - November 14th.


Bandwagon (Stage) Application | Bandwagon (Stage) Photos  Bandwagon is only available 4/16 - 11/14 

Park Special Event Application

Park Ranger Program Request

Volunteer Project Form

Research Project Form

Law Enforcement/Military Training Form

Partner Form

Eighteen Mile Creek County Park Ice Climbing Application

Insurance requirements

Golf Pass Application

Golf Pass Rules and Regulations Form

2024 Golf League Tee Time Request Form



Donation Policy

Donation Form

Memorial and Commemorative Tree Policy

Commemorative Tree Application