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Enjoy some “Peace In The Parks”

As part of World Mental Health Day, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy participated in an interactive exercise that saw stenciled hearts painted at three parks – Cazenovia, Delaware, and Riverside. The hearts offer visitors a peaceful spot to sit and relax while thinking about life.

Ah, yes… life. Life is a lot different these days. A lot of people are feeling the pressures brought about by the pandemic. These stenciled hearts signify a space where people can take a break from the rigors or doldrums of their new routines.

The “heart spots” are meant for sitting, practicing yoga, meditating, reading a book, listening to the birds, or simply watching a cloud… anything to clear the head and be at peace with one’s self. 

To learn more about this project, presented by Molina Healthcare, visit


Written by queenseyes


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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