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  • The Amherst Youth & Recreation Department offers programs for residents of all ages. Program registration requires a resident ID card which is good from January 1 through December 31.
  • Program activities are held at various Recreation and Community Center locations throughout the town.
  • Year round indoor ice skating is available through the Northtown Center at Amherst. The facility offers Public Skate sessions for people of all ages. In addition to 3 NHL ice rinks and one Olympic sized rink, the complex grounds also include softball fields.
  • Amherst is home to over 20 outdoor park/playground locations which encompass both active and passive recreation.
  • Park amenities include playgrounds, shelters, bike paths, tennis courts, sports fields and picnic areas. Picnic shelters and select facilities are available for rental by large groups.
  • Two beautiful pools along with a splash park are available for resident use during the summer months.
  • From spring through late fall, area residents and non-residents alike can enjoy golfing at three (3) public golf courses. Each course offers its own unique challenge. A driving range is also available for those who want to brush up on their game or take a few swings.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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    (716) 631-7000
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    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221