Buffalo Parks

Francesca Bond

Tucked away behind the Buffalo Museum of Science on Buffalo’s East Side is a quaint cottage garden in need of attention. State Senator Tim Kennedy, whose district contains about half of Buffalo's Olmsted parks, has secured $110,000 in state funding for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to repair the garden landscape.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is getting a financial boost from one of downtown's corporate giants to help its forestry management, while furthering a summertime educational opportunity for local youths.

WBFO's Chris Caya

In the summer, it's a splash pad. In winter, the pad transforms into an ice skating rink. This week, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is collecting new and gently-used skates at its Parkside Lodge office for skaters to use free of charge at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend's hot and muggy weather, splash pads are opened up across the City of Buffalo. Nine of cool down spots are being made available a month earlier than scheduled.

The Trust for Public Land

As City of Buffalo residents kick off the holiday weekend, many may be planning to spend some time in a public park. A recent assessment of those parks says that while conditions are strong, there’s room for improvement.

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy will receive the largest portion of funds from a nearly $2 million distribution for numerous green-minded projects.

City of Buffalo opens public pools for summer season

Jul 1, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The City of Buffalo has officially opened its pools for the summer season, inviting the public to use them from now through Labor Day.

Buffalo parks rank 40th in national survey

May 20, 2015
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Buffalo ranks among the middle of the pack in a newly released survey of park systems in the nation's largest cities.

Newly improved Roosevelt Park officially opens

Jun 28, 2013
Ashley Hassett / WBFO News

City leaders celebrated the latest improvements at Roosevelt Park in Buffalo Friday. The updates include a new slash pad, walkways, grills, and security lights. They also renovated the shelter house at the park, that will be available for the community to use year round.

File photo

The man who has overseen the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy since 2008 has agreed to continue leading the park system for another seven years.

WBFO News file photo

The City of Buffalo parks office is already preparing for the summer season, with construction projects in the works.

Making a West Side park safer

Nov 17, 2011

 City Officials broke ground on the Massachusetts Avenue park renovation project Thursday.

The project was initiated by the members of PUSH Buffalo who said the park wasn't safe, because of broken glass and old equipment.

Over $100,000 of city funding will be used for a new playground, benches, entrance and walking space.

Push Board member Suzanne Montalalou said she lives in the area and now her teenagers wont have to go far to find a safe area to play soccer.