Welcome to East Aurora Driving Society
KNOX FARM STATE PARK
CHUR EQUESTRIAN CENTER
Knox Farm State Park is what was once the Knox Family’s beautiful and historic EssKay farm property in East Aurora. In 2002, New York State acquired the 633 acre property, renaming it Knox Farm State Park.
A coalition of interested groups responded in 2010 when a State budget shorfall threatened to close the park. East Aurora Driving Society, Inc., Friends of Knox Park, Western Chapter New York State Horse Council, and Aurora Trail Riders met with representatives of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation to preserve this park for equestrian use. Through the efforts of these groups and support of the community, there was a commitment by all parties to work in partnership to insure continued equestrian access to the park.
The park is now open for passive use, and it is one of the few regional parks that still permit horseback riding and carriage driving.