Parkside Picnic Area

COVID-19 Update: All public park facilities and buildings including restrooms, rental spaces, concessions, etc. will be CLOSED until further notice.

  • As part of the Governor’s requirement for restaurant closures, The Terrace restaurant and banquet facilities at the Marcy Casino are suspended until further notice.
  • Only Conservancy personnel will be allowed in Olmsted parks buildings as necessary.
  • Any current facility renters should contact the Conservancy for steps on reimbursement or rescheduling.
  • For more information, visit

About Parkside Lodge’s Picnic Area

    • It can hold 100 – 150 guests depending on type of event
    • There is no shelter, however, you can rent a tent for that space
    • Restroom facilities are available in the Parkside Lodge building
    • Click here for directions to the Parkside Lodge

Rent the Picnic Area in 5-hour blocks at:

  • $300.00 for 5 hours on the weekends, OR
  • $150.00 for 5 hours on the weekdays
  • For every additional hour above the 5-hour block, $50.00 per hour.
  • Each 5-hour block includes your time needed for set-up and clean up

A Security Deposit Fee of $250.00 is required for all rentals

  • Any violations, damage or falsification of rental terms will result in forfeiture of the security deposit fee
  • Rental payment and security deposit must be fully paid 30 days prior to your event, no exceptions allowed

Permits that you may require

  • Currently, there is no assigned caterer for this venue – all caterers must have the appropriate permits/licenses/insurance, including a liquor permit, and must provide a copy to the Conservancy
  • If alcohol will be served at the Parkside Lodge and you do not have a caterer, a permit is needed to be purchased from the NYS Liquor Authority. Details for this can be found at
  • Some events may require city permits, depending on the size and type of event. The event organizer is responsible for securing all necessary permits

Thinking of renting BOTH the Parkside Lodge and fenced Picnic Area?

  • Rent both the Parkside Lodge (Great Room and Cafe) and the fenced Picnic Area in 5-hour blocks for $400.00 for 5 hours on the weekdays OR $600.00 for 5 hours on the weekends
  • For every additional hour above the 5-hour block, $100.00 per hour.
  • Each 5-hour block includes your time needed for set-up and clean up

Other things to note

  • Golf courses are open from late April – late October, there will be golfers in the immediate area
  • Parking is limited near the building. Ample additional parking is nearby in the lot at the entryway, on Ring Road, and in the neighborhood

For further inquiries, please contact Patty Wolfsohn at (716) 838-1249, ext. 11 or email

To apply for a permit to use the Olmsted Parks for sports, special events, or shelter rentals, please email Arlene Mustafa at