Tennis action now under the lights at Chestnut Ridge Park

Mon, May possibly 17th 2021 04:35 pm

Erie County Office of Parks, Recreation and Forestry associates with Chestnut Ridge Conservancy on tennis court docket lighting, updates

The tennis courts at Chestnut Ridge Park are taking pleasure in everyday living under the lights for the initial time in many years as a partnership between the Erie County Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry and the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy has resulted in total substitution of the courts’ lights alongside with other facilities at the web site.

The conservancy secured funding for the about $31,500 financial commitment, which taken off 21 old current lights and put in and wired 15 new, state-of-the-art, 500-watt LED mild fixtures to poles at the upper 4 courts in the park, close to the Route 277 (Union Roa) entrance. Parks’ electricians done wiring and hookups from the routine maintenance constructing to the new lights. Parks’ workers completed necessary trenching to put in new conduit.

“The tennis courts are a person of the initially issues guests see when they enter Chestnut Ridge Park, and to have them totally illuminated as soon as once more for evening participate in is an exciting advancement that tennis gamers will want to practical experience. I performed underneath the lights as a teen and I am happy we can return this practical experience for new generations to enjoy,” Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz reported. “We have far more than 10,000 acres of parks to appreciate, and it will take a large effort and hard work and vital partnerships to make it take place. A person of those people partnerships is with the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, whose enthusiasm and advocacy for this park have served in quite a few techniques. I thank them for their partnership and for signing up for us in bringing another element to Chestnut Ridge Park.”

Chestnut Ridge Conservancy President Gordon Panek claimed, “We at the conservancy are pleased and psyched to be a spouse with the Erie County Parks Division on relighting the Chestnut Ridge Park tennis courts. It is a restoration venture long overdue and 1 that will include extra tennis taking part in possibilities and several hours – specially for people who function later on into the evenings. It is also boosting the opportunities for USTA-sponsored children’s tennis programming. We appear forward to observing the general public reward this restoration challenge will be for the WNY tennis participating in group.”

Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel added, “This new lights is a terrific addition for the tennis courts and demonstrates once again how powerful partnerships gain absolutely everyone. Our parks are a all-natural source and treasure for the community to delight in and it’s excellent to have companions who share that check out and get the job done with each other to make improvements to them for long run generations.”

The relighting is the most up-to-date advancement to Chestnut Ridge Park, accompanying in excess of $1.5 million in updates Erie County has invested in the park in the past three several years by yourself. These incorporate several shelter and lavatory upgrades, as well as advancements to the on line casino and its concession stand intensive work on the park’s Martin Lodge window replacements and water line installations and the restoration and set up of the well-known tow rope on the Chestnut Ridge sled hill that allowed for the return of downhill snowboarding to Chestnut Ridge. In addition, Erie County is partnering with the conservancy to create a “Playground for All” at Chestnut Ridge, an inclusive and entirely accessible perform place for youngsters and grownups with actual physical and developmental disabilities. Development is predicted to start out afterwards this year.

For a lot more info on the Erie County Section of Parks, Recreation & Forestry, check out or on the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, visit