|Majors Park is a 160-acre park located just south of the Village of East Aurora in the Town of Aurora on 441 Olean Rd. A long-time local resident Ken Majors donated 40 acres of the property to the town in 1999 and the town purchased the remainder, under Town Supervisor William Green. With funding from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Environmental Protection Fund, and the Town of Aurora, development of this park has been made possible.
The East Branch of the Cazenovia Creek is the most distinctive natural feature defining the character of Majors Park. It flows from west to east bisecting the park into a north section and a south section, and sits within the 100-year flood plain. There is currently not a bridge within the boundaries of the park, although you’ll find remnants of an old vehicular bridge that at one time did span the creek.
The north section of the park is home to 11 acres of wetland, which contains typical emergent wetland species in addition to areas of ponding water with dense rooted aquatic vegetation. An area of robust emergent vegetation is located along the northwest portion of the north section of the park, with a boardwalk for viewing. The wetland complex is considered a high quality wetland, great for amphibian breeding such as salamanders, frogs, and toads, as well as wading birds and waterfowl nesting. The wetlands also offer escape cover, resting, and rearing habitat for other forms of wildlife.
The south section of the park offers trails through old hardwood forests, open meadows and creek access. Entrance to that end of the park is off Hubbard Rd.
This park is intended for the peaceful enjoyment of its natural beauty, waterway, vegetation and wildlife. Please enjoy this passive park and take in all the nature has provided.