Sgt. Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park

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Sgt. Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park
Sgt. Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park is located in New York
Sgt. Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park
Location of Sgt. Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park within New York State
Type Regional park
Location Town of Wales
Erie County, New York
Nearest city Buffalo, New York
Coordinates 42°44′55″N 78°31′54″W / 42.74861°N 78.53167°W / 42.74861; -78.53167Coordinates: 42°44′55″N 78°31′54″W / 42.74861°N 78.53167°W / 42.74861; -78.53167
Area 760 acres (3.1 km2)[1]
Operated by Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry
Open All year

Sgt. Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park, commonly known as Hunters Creek Park, is a 760-acre (3.1 km2) park located in the Town of Wales in the U.S. state of New York. The park is operated by Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry,[1] and is a popular destination for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

According to the 2003 Erie County Parks System Master Plan, Hunters Creek Park is classified as a conservation park. These parks are managed primarily for conservation of the natural environment and passive nature-based outdoor recreation activities, and are intended to generally remain in a natural state.[2]

The largely-undeveloped park sits upon land purchased by Erie County in the 1970s. The park was renamed "Sgt. Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park" in 1983 in honor of a 20-year-old US Army Ranger from the Town of Wales who died in the Invasion of Grenada.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Erie County (N.Y.) Department of Parks, Recreation, & Forestry; Erie County (N.Y.) Department of Environment & Planning; Parsons; Envision: The Hough Group; Paradigm Consulting; Wendel-Duchscherer Architects & Engineers (2003). Erie County Parks System Master Plan, Volume 2, Section 5, Subsection 5.1 - Hunters Creek Park (PDF). Erie County. pp. 19–25. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ Erie County (N.Y.) Department of Parks, Recreation, & Forestry; Erie County (N.Y.) Department of Environment & Planning; Parsons; Envision: The Hough Group; Paradigm Consulting; Wendel-Duchscherer Architects & Engineers (2003). Erie County Parks System Master Plan - Executive Summary (PDF). Erie County. pp. 1–16. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 

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