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Outer Harbor: Keep it coming

Earlier this afternoon I paid a visit to the Outer Harbor to check out even more advancements that have been made since March when I last posted on the wind sculptures (see here). Today I found a pretty cool children’s double slide (lead image), a gazebo, climbing stones (see below), rain gardens, tree plantings, repurposed marble perches, plenty of winding paths leading past pedestrian bridges, hills to climb, a beach, and lots of cyclists that are discovering more and more of the fanciful amenities with each passing day. The park has also become a destination for dog walkers, who are often prohibited from enjoying waterfront access. 
More than anything else, I found myself transfixed by the wonderful wind sculptures (see video clip below). The artistic display captivates the imagination and acts as a show-stopping reward for climbing to the top of the small hill located at the edge of the lake. The views from the top of the mound aren’t too shabby either. The Outer Harbor continues to surprise me with each visit. I’m sure that as the plantings take hold, and the greenery emerges, there will be plenty of people choosing this spot to spend the day. In fact, I ran into a couple of bike-picnickers who were scoping out the perfect place to sit down and enjoy a meal. For me, anywhere near the quiet, tranquil wind sculptures would do the trick. And if you’re worried that the kids might be bored if they tag along, there’s plenty for them to do too.

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Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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