Riverside Park Buffalo

Riverside Park Buffalo Page dedicated to events and activities in Buffalo's very own Riverside Park.


: Designed in 1898, the 22-acre Riverside Park was the last park the Olmsted firm designed in Buffalo. To avoid problems relating to stagnant water, the restoration of the original minnow pools was reinterpreted to form the River Rock Garden, with several of Olmsted's features incorporated into the design.


: Built in 1887, this bridge was originally called the Dell Bridge and spanned the space between the Beech Banks picnic grounds bordering the present Shakespeare Hill and the Childrenโ€™s Green playground which is now a soccer field. It became known as the Ivy Bridge in the early 1900s. Today, it is a beautiful park feature adopted by Ingram Micro. bfloparks.org/adopt

[Pictured is circa 1916]


Dedicating a tree, brick paver and/or bench in your Olmsted Park are some ways you can create a lasting and meaningful gift for your loved ones! Find out more at bfloparks.org/commemorative


BOPC MEMBERS' SPECIAL: This holiday season, head over to The Terrace at Delaware Park to enjoy a complimentary bottle wine when you spend $30 or more at dinner! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰ Learn more about members' perks @ bfloparks.org/membership


Gorgeous vibes at Chapin Parkway! Support our operations team's efforts to keep Buffalo's Olmsted Parks beautiful this season. Make your year-end gift at bfloparks.org/support
(๐Ÿ“ท: Robert Nehin)


to this panoramic view of Gates Circle in the early 1900s! We are proud to be the caretakers of your Buffalo Olmsted Parks and hope you can support our daily efforts at our annual appeal: bfloparks.org/support


Splendid fall views at Riverside Park ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ˜ A huge shout out to our amazing operations crew who care for our Olmsted Park System everyday! Thank you for your hard work. bfloparks.org/membership


Autumn's splendor at Front Park! ๐Ÿ‚ Learn amazing and historic stories of Olmsted's West Side (including Front Park, Days Park and Ferry Circle) at the self-guided mobile audio tour, presented free by Rich Products: Tourwand.com/Olmsted


to Ingram Micro for adopting the Ivy Bridge in Delaware Park! Learn more about the Adopt a Zone/Park Feature program at bfloparks.org/adopt


Thank you The Maine, 8123 and their fans for volunteering at MLK Jr. Park this afternoon! bfloparks.org/volunteer


Golden view of Front Park ๐Ÿ˜ How are you spending autumn in ? Learn the stories behind several points of interest of Olmsted's West Side, including Front Park, Symphony Circle and Ferry Circle at the self-guided mobile audio tour, presented by Rich Products: Tourwand.com/Olmsted (๐Ÿ“ท: Stacy Bisker, )


Splendid autumn vibes at Cazenovia Park! Share your fall pictures with us by hashtagging ! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚ (๐Ÿ“ท: Ashley) http://bfloparks.org/membership


We are excited to have two NEW membership park partners this month - Undergrounds Coffee House and Roastery and Yoga Parkside! Join/renew your BOPC membership and enjoy perks at these amazing local businesses: bfloparks.org/membership/


to Yoga Parkside (NEW membership perks!) and all of our amazing park partners for supporting your Olmsted Parks! Sign up/renew your BOPC membership to enjoy benefits at the following organizations: bfloparks.org/membership

Sign our Petition to

Buffaloโ€™s beautiful park system was designed 150 years ago by Americaโ€™s first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. In the 1950โ€™s, construction of the Scajaquada Expressway divided and destroyed acres of parkland the jewel of Olmstedโ€™s system, Delaware Park. Right now, we have an unprecedented opportunity to reverse this mistake and restore Olmstedโ€™s legacy โ€“ but only if we can convince the Governor to help us .

Please make your voice heard by signing our petition. Tell the NYS DOT to rethink its current short-sighted plan and join with the community on a comprehensive approach that would reunite the park and reconnect the community, improve accessibility through safe complete streets, and enhance the economic vitality of this corridor for our City. We wonโ€™t have this chance again for another 75 years. https://www.change.org/p/new-york-state-department-of-transportation-save-delaware-park-restore-olmsted-s-legacy

Your Voice Matters! Help us reunite the park and reconnect communities.


to "The Park" in the early 1900s! Today, this gorgeous landscape, Delaware Park, remains the favorite of many and is under the care of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. It was also named one of the Great Places in America by the American Planning Association in 2014. bfloparks.org/membership


Looking forward to fall colors? Us too! In the meantime, lets enjoy a beautiful autumn view of Cazenovia Park from last year! Share your fall captures by tagging us and we will select a few to repost weekly! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‚ (๐Ÿ“ท: Keith Kelly)


It was a gorgeous day out (Oct 7) for the final Historical Bike Tour of Olmsted's West Side, presented by Rich Products, led by Brian Dold, Olmsted's Director of Advocacy & Planning ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿ˜Š Check out its self-guided audio tour at: Tourwand.com/Olmsted


Bidwell Parkway, one of seven parkways in our Olmsted Park System, and home to exciting community events such as the Elmwood Village Farmers Market and the Elmwood Village summer concert series! When were you last here? bfloparks.org/membership


to employees from RJ Reynolds for helping to w**d and mulch the River Rock Garden at Riverside Park earlier this month! Park volunteers support Olmsted's operations team in several ways - find out how you and your organization can get involved: bfloparks.org/volunteer


to a concert at Front Park in 1907! In the early 20th century, it remained Buffaloโ€™s most popular park due to its easy access to the most densely populated part of the city. Learn more at the self-guided mobile audio tour of Olmsted's West Side, presented by Rich Products: Tourwand.com/Olmsted


to Lawley for sponsoring a seasonal employee this past season! Seasonal employees play crucial roles in our operations team from summer through fall. Thank you all for keeping our Olmsted parks beautiful! ๐ŸŒท bfloparks.org/support


Splendid view of McClellan Circle in South Buffalo! Thank you to our amazing operations team for taking care of our Olmsted parks, parkways and circles. YOU can show your support by becoming a member today: bfloparks.org/membership (๐Ÿ“ท: Scott Balzer)


From the gentle curves of this dry stream path to the carefully placed stones, rocks and pebbles, learn about the significance behind this beautiful area of the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park at its self-guided mobile audio tour, presented by Wegmans: Tourwand.com/Olmsted


Signs of fall at gorgeous Cazenovia Park! Are you ready for some autumn foliage?๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ (๐Ÿ“ท: GO Buffalo Niagara)


: Frederick Law Olmsted favored water views above all others for their ability to soothe and uplift the human spirit. When Olmsted came to Buffalo in 1868, Front Park, at the confluence of Lake Erie and the Niagara River, attracted his attention and became one of three proposed locations for the future Buffalo Olmsted Park System. Learn more at the upcoming Historical Bike Tour of Olmsted's West Sideโ€‹ on Oct 7, presented by Rich Productsโ€‹: https://app.donorview.com/m0JN

Denim & Diamonds Dinner & After Party for the Parks

SEPT 8 @ MLK JR. PARK: We are excited to have Crespo Beats be our DJ at Denim & Diamonds Afterparty for the Parks! Get your pre-event tickets at $50 per pax and enjoy an open bar, food and a silent auction as you support your favorite Olmsted parks! More info @ https://app.donorview.com/qREZ

You are cordially invited to the 15th annual fundraiser for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Please join us Friday, September 8, 2017 for a...


Gorgeous view of the Cottage Garden at MLK Jr. Park ๐Ÿ˜ Join us at Denim & Diamonds Afterparty for the Parks on Sept 8, 8pm - 11pm at MLK Jr. Park to enjoy a splendid evening with fellow Olmsted parks lovers! Support your parks with $50 per ticket at: https://app.donorview.com/qREZ


We are excited to welcome on board the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens as our new membership park partner! Join/Renew your BOPC membership today and enjoy FREE boating on Hoyt Lake (weather dependent), discounts to our walking and bike tours and awesome perks at our membership partners โฌ‡๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š bfloparks.org/membership


HAPPENING NOW at Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park: Family Movie Night, presented free by Wegmans. Film screening ๐Ÿ“ฝ: Shrek.
Special thanks to Scott & team from Shakespeare in Delaware Park and the Parkside Community Association for making this event possible.
PSST! Wegmans brought everyone some yummy MVP drinks, free for all on a first-come-first-serve basis. Come grab yours at the top of Shakespeare Hill!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜


TUESDAY is the day! Not happy with what you heard from the NYSDOT at the August 8th Public Meeting? We weren't either! The deadline for public comment is this Tuesday, August 22. Support the community's vision for the 198 and reconnecting Delaware Park. Tell DOT this is not acceptable to you and your community. There IS a better solution.

The New Buffalo is Progressive โ€“ Together we can correct a 1960โ€™s mistake.

For more information on how to write and send your letter to the NYSDOT, please visit bfloparks.org/198


: Special thanks to Rich Products employees and their family at Front Park last Friday (Aug 11). They helped to beautify Front Park by w**ding and spreading compost around the shelter house. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please visit bfloparks.org/volunteer


Did you know that you can organize your very own golf tournament at Delaware Park, Cazenovia Park and/or South Park? Contact our golf operations manager, Dave Hoover, at (716) 838-1249, ext.19 or [email protected] to find out more! bfloparks.org/golf


A peek inside Olmsted's working greenhouse at MLK Jr. Park. This is where more than 15,000 plants are grown for our Olmsted parks, parkways and circles! Support our team at the greenhouse by becoming a member today: bfloparks.org/membership ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒท


BOPC believes the design philosophy for a new boulevard first and foremost should be in harmony with the surrounding historic landscape. Within Delaware Park, โ€œharmonyโ€ is to be defined as the least possible intrusion for the park user experience. Please share your comments about this project with the NYSDOT by emailing [email protected] by Aug 22, 2017.

Read BOPC's full position statement: bfloparks.org/198


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