The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced a full schedule of activities for 2024, including numerous Ranger Walks and hikes in the Park Ranger Program, along with the return of the popular Pints in the Park series.

Ranger events are happening weekly and offer free, easy ways for families and individuals to observe and learn about the nature, wildlife and geology of Erie County parks while enjoying time outdoors. Hosted by Resurgence Brewing Company along with 42North Brewing company, the Pints in the Park partnership returns for 2024 with events rotating between four of the county’s heritage parks.

“Erie County parks are a natural jewel that’s right here for everyone to enjoy and explore year-round. Our parks are free, accessible, and in great shape following millions of dollars of investments,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “The Park Ranger program gives families an opportunity to learn more about our Parks from one of our Rangers. It is a tremendous way to stimulate children’s fascination with nature, including their ‘residents’, and is a good way to spend time outdoors.”

Also returning for 2024 is the popular Pints in the Park series, a partnership between the Parks Department, Resurgence Brewing Company, and 42 North Brewing Company. These are fun, free, family-friendly “beer garden” style pop-up events in parks throughout the County in the summer. The Pints in the Park series complies with all Erie County and NYSLA regulations/ permitting guidelines. A portion of all sales are donated to the Erie County Parks Donation Account to support free, public special events and programs.

2024 Pints in the Parks series schedule: 

  • Pints in the Park – Hosted by Resurgence Brewing Company; Friday June 7, 4pm – 9pm and Saturday June 8, 12pm – 9 pm Location: Chestnut Ridge – Top of the Sled Hill
  • Pints in the Park – Hosted by Resurgence Brewing Company; Friday June 14, 4pm – 9pm and Saturday June 15, 12pm – 9pm Location: Ellicott Creek – Shelter 6
  • Pints in the Park – Hosted by 42 North & Resurgence Brewing Company; Friday June 21, 4pm – 9pm and Saturday June 22, 12pm – 9pm Location: Como Lake – Shelter 11
  • Pints in The Park – Hosted by Resurgence Brewing Company; Friday July 26, 4 – 9pm and Saturday July 27, 12pm – 9pm Location: Chestnut Ridge – Top of the Sled Hill
  • Discover Emery- Hosted by 42 North Brewing Company: Saturday, August 17, 12pm – 9pm                Location: Emery Park – Amphitheater

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