Weekly Feature



2017-11-09 / Editorial

Out of the Past


CHESTNUT RIDGE PARK — A pictorial history of Orchard Park would not be complete without mention of the community’s greatest recreational asset, Chestnut Ridge Park. Erie County’s first park, it was founded in 1925 on 350 acres of land. Today, it contains more than 1,200 acres. The central lodge is situated on the crest of a hill and offers a spectacular view of Buffalo and Lake Erie. There are 12 miles of roadway in the park, and native wildlife abounds. 
Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron CHESTNUT RIDGE PARK — A pictorial history of Orchard Park would not be complete without mention of the community’s greatest recreational asset, Chestnut Ridge Park. Erie County’s first park, it was founded in 1925 on 350 acres of land. Today, it contains more than 1,200 acres. The central lodge is situated on the crest of a hill and offers a spectacular view of Buffalo and Lake Erie. There are 12 miles of roadway in the park, and native wildlife abounds. Photo courtesy of “Images of America: Orchard Park” by Suzanne Kulp and Joseph Bieron 20 Years Ago - Nov. 13, 1997

Plans to either remove or retain the cluster and planned unit development sections from the Town of Orchard Park’s Zoning Ordinance were delayed once again last week.

Any dwelling in the Town of Orchard Park is now prohibited from converting into a condominium.

The Orchard Park Board of Education gave the go-ahead last week for the development of a proposal to eliminate traffic congestion in front of Orchard Park Middle School.

A special exception use was granted 3-2 last week by the Orchard Park Town Board for at least two restaurants in the Quaker Crossing Retail Center.

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