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Winter Sports / Activities

The Erie County Parks System offers a variety of winter activities to enjoy, which runs December 1st - March 31st each season, weather dependent. This page is updated as conditions in our Parks change. Keep in mind that while snow conditions may seem optimal for winter activities, Winter Sports are only open when safe staffing levels, grooming, and plowing of lots, paths and other patron areas can be safely and consistently maintained. Due to these conditions, as well as travel bans and storms, some Winter Sports may remain "Closed" on this page temporarily until unsafe conditions pass. 

For more detailed information on each Park's winter activities including hours of operation, rules, and available restrooms, please select the individual park directly below. 

Akron Falls Park
Chestnut Ridge Park
Como Lake Park
Ellicott Creek Park
Elma Meadows Golf Course
Emery Park
Grover Cleveland Golf Course
Sprague Brook Park

Additionally, we are pleased to offer roped ice climbing at Eighteen Mile Creek Conservation Park BY PERMIT ONLY.  Please click here to download the application form and instructions

In addition to our traditional winter activities, the Erie County Federation of Snowmobile Clubs operates a network of snowmobile trails across Erie County.  Some of those trails go through or near a number of our Parks and we specifically allow snowmobile trailer parking at Chestnut Ridge Park, Emery Park and Sprague Brook Park. For information on the NYS snowmobile trails that run through our parks, please visit Snowmobiling is only permissible on the designated NYS trails.


Park Sledding Ice Skating Groomed XC Skiing Ungroomed XC Skiing Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding Tobogganing Updated
Akron Falls Closed Closed Closed - -
Chestnut Ridge Closed Closed Closed Closed
Como Lake Closed Closed Closed - -
Ellicott Creek Closed - Closed Closed - -
Elma Meadows Park Closed - Closed Closed - -
Emery Park Closed - Closed Closed Closed -
Grover Cleveland Golf Course - - Closed Closed - -
Sprague Brook Closed - Closed Closed - -