Author: Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation, through a unique public-private partnership, to manage, operate and maintain an entire urban park system consisting of more than 850 acres of beautifully designed historic parks, parkways and circles. The Conservancy is an independent not-for-profit, community organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations. More than 2.5 million visits occur in Buffalo’s Olmsted Park system annually for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation. Learn more at The Buffalo Olmsted Park System includes: Six parks: Cazenovia, Delaware, Front, Martin Luther King, Jr., Riverside, and South Seven parkways: Bidwell, Chapin, Lincoln, McKinley, Porter, Red Jacket, and Richmond Eight landscaped traffic circles: Agassiz, Colonial, Ferry, Gates, McClellan, McKinley, Soldiers, and Symphony Smaller spaces: Days, Heacock and Prospect

^ Lead image: Seasonal gardeners Oo Meh, Plu Meh, and Sey Reh working at the River Rock Garden Designed in 1898 by Frederick Law Olmsted’s sons – 30 years after Olmsted Sr. first came to Buffalo – Riverside Park was the final addition to the park system. It is located between Niagara, Crowley, Vulcan and Tonawanda Streets, and overlooks the Niagara River. One of its original key features was a Minnow Pool, which was restored and reinterpreted as the River Rock Garden in 2014. In 2021, The MolinaCares Accord adopted Riverside Park to support the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s (BOPC)…

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