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FALCONER, N.Y.: — The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Division of Parks and Recreation has announced that Luensman Overview Park and Erlandson Overview Park are now open.

Both parks are open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to dusk from May 7, 2022 through November 1, 2022.

John R. Luensman Overview Park is located on Thayer Road in the Town of Portland. It is situated at the top of the Lake Erie escarpment with a view of the lake plain, villages along the north shore and the Canadian south shore.

Tom Erlandson Overview Park is located on Oak Hill Road in the Town of Carroll. The park is at an elevation of 2,080 feet, making it the second highest elevation in the county. It offers a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside, including Chautauqua Lake to the west, Onoville valley to the east, and the Allegheny Mountains to the south.

Reservations are required for any gathering or organized event that wants to reserve the gazebo at either park.  Reservations can be made by calling (716) 661-8417.

For more information about parks and trails that are operated and maintained by the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities, please visit or , or call (716) 661-8417.