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Royal Park Improvement Project


Royal Park is a 9-acre public park located at 187 West Royal Parkway. The Royal Park Improvement Project is focused on upgrading and increasing the variety of facilities available for use by Town residents and Daemen University Athletics. Park features to include a multi-use field built to meet NCAA Division 2 standards (approx. 100,000 SF) with locker rooms, restrooms, offices, training room (approx. 4,000 SF), concessions with restrooms and storage space (approx. 3,200 SF); a multipurpose basketball court; six (6) tennis courts; a splash pad; a shelter / picnic pavilion; and a walking path with an adult fitness trail. The existing inclusive playground constructed in 2018 will remain.

rendering of royal park concept plan


The Royal Park Improvement Project is in the Schematic Design phase as of Summer 2023. Engineering work will continue through 2023 with construction expected to commence Spring 2024. Construction expected to last 8 months with final site restoration completed by Spring 2025.

*Overview and Timeline details will be continually updated on this page as the design phase progresses

Community Meetings

The Royal Park Improvement Project was developed collaboratively with Daemen University and the Amherst Community through a variety of community meetings including ones held on July 16, 2020, July 15, 2021 and November 11, 2021.

Recreation Commission Meeting agendas/minutes and Youth Board Meeting agendas/minutes can be found at the link below by searching those keywords near the top of the page under "Group".

Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Videos


Along with Community Stakeholders, the Royal Park Improvement Project has been developed with Daemen University who will contribute funding toward the project from a received NYS HeCAP grant, as outlined in the lease agreement found below Town Board Resolution 2022-261. Additional grant funding has been received from the County of Erie, as defined in the contract found below Town Board Resolution 2023-349.

Town Board Actions

In preparation for the Royal Park Improvement Project, the Amherst Town Board has taken the following public actions:

concept plan showing new areas to be added to royal park dated 11-1-2021

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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