Parks, Trails and Recreation Plan

The Erie County Department of Planning & Community Development is proud to announce the completion of the Erie County Parks, Trails and Recreation Plan. The purpose of the plan is to set a new direction for the involvement of Erie County government in the planning and support of parks, trails and recreation throughout the County. Specific actions relate to improving the health and well being of its residents and the overall economy of the County. The County will implement this plan through support in programming, funding, and expert assistance to municipalities and organizations.

The Erie County Parks, Trails and Recreation Plan is proposed for adoption as an element of the Erie County Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan has no regulatory authority. However, it is important for policy making and planning purposes, and is often referenced in support of grant applications.

Pursuant to Section 302 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC), the plan is being subjected to a 45 day review and comment period. Following the review and comment period, the plan will be forwarded to Erie County Council for its consideration of adoption as part of Erie County’s Comprehensive Plan.

Please review the plan, and submit any comments by June 19, 2020. Comments may be submitted to pcdinfo@eriecountypa.gov or to the following address:

Erie County Department of Planning & Community Development
150 East Front Street, Suite 300
Erie, PA 16507