Village Volunteer Park originated from the Picture Main Street plan, which called for “a continuous Village commons, where people can meet and escape the sound volumes of Main Street.”
Village Volunteer Park eliminated an unnecessary curb cut and a driveway that was dangerous to pedestrians entering and exiting the Williamsville Library, particularly children.
The park was constructed by utilizing a balance of Department of Public Works and volunteers’ labor to break out the asphalt and put in new plantings and amenities.
It is still a work in progress and it is continuously upgraded as time and funding become available.
Located near picturesque Glen Falls, Glen Park is jointly owned by the Village of Williamsville and the Town of Amherst. It was built in 1976 with funds obtained from a federal grant and includes many interconnecting ponds which are now home for many ducks. Popular activities in this walking park include taking wedding pictures, fishing and nature walks.
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Are you interested in renting the Noll Nature Center in Glen Park?
Glen Park Art Festival
Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31, 2016
Come join us at the Annual Glen Park Art Festival – Always the last weekend in July.
Glen Park Joint Board now has memorial pavers available for purchase! Download a printable brochure!
Located behind Town Hall, this park is the scene of many Village functions including Old Home Days, the Savor-the-Flavor/Taste of Williamsville Food Festival, Music in the Park Series and Christmas Caroling in the Pines. It contains swings, slides, climbing apparatus, barbecue grills and a two foot wading pool. There are two picnic shelters (the large pavilion and small picnic gazebo) which may be rented by anyone. For information on rental, contact Village Hall at 632-4120.
This beautiful Village park located on S. Long St. near Village Square Lane has seen some significant improvements over the past several years!
Amenities include a softball diamond that was greatly improved in 2010 in cooperation with the Amherst Girls Softball League, a soccer field with nets supplied via a cooperative agreement with the Amherst Soccer Association, a basketball court, tennis courts, children’s play pieces, and a recently installed gazebo.
Located at Garrison Road, S. Ellicott Street and Park Drive, Garrison Park is equipped with a wading pool that is 18" deep, swings, slides and a climbing apparatus. There is a small gazebo located in the park which can be enjoyed by Village residents.
The Lehigh Memory Trail runs from S. Cayuga Road to S. Long Street in the Southwest section of the Village. It is the Village of Williamsville's newest park. It was purchased from the Lehigh Railroad and converted into a park in 1990.
Within one square mile area of the Village there are six parks for Village residents. Various shelters are available for use or rental in Glen Park, Island Park and Garrison Park.