Chestnut Ridge Park  – A brief History  

Nestled on top of a ridge with an overlooking panoramic vista of Lake Erie, the City of Buffalo, Village of Orchard Park and others sits Chestnut Ridge Park,  the crown jewel of Erie County’s Park System.  

Chestnut Ridge Park consists of 1,213 acres of park land, originally named for the chestnut trees on its hills,  it is currently the largest park operated by the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry.

The Chestnut Ridge Park property was acquired by Erie County in 1926, and it was one of the first parks established by the county. The park’s facilities and landscapes were improved substantially by the Works Progress Administration throughout the 1930s.

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