Some area kids and their parents last night had a chance to see a model of what might be built in the heart of a renovated LaSalle Park, what will be known in the future as Ralph C. Wilson Junior Centennial Park.
Wednesday would have been the 100th birthday of former Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. To honor the milestone, the foundation created in his name announced a major investment in the two places he called home.
LaSalle Park on Buffalo’s West Side is well-known for potholes and roller-coaster-like drives along the waterfront. With an infusion of $1.4 million from the city, that reputation will soon be no more.
As the Emerald Ash Borer continues to eat its way through thousands of ash trees across New York State, the infestation is now being felt in the city of Buffalo. Dying trees are being removed from Shoshone Park and city streets.
A recent nationwide rating ranks Buffalo’s parks at 52nd among those of 100 major cities. While the city did well overall in the rankings for various assessments, one area it cited as needing improvement is not what most Buffalo residents might expect.
It’s not even the middle of March and temperatures have broken the 60 degree mark. If you’re getting out your running shoes and baseball gloves, you won’t be the only one at parks in the City of Buffalo, because spring cleanup is already underway.