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The first major project in the creation of Ralph C. Wilson Centennial Park broke ground Tuesday with the start of repairs to over 1,300 feet of the seawall which sits up against the old LaSalle Park. 


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The Buffalo District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $6.11 million dollar contract to repair more than 1,300' of deteriorating seawall along the northern section of LaSalle Park.

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The Buffalo Urban Development Corporation has learned it is the recipient of a $5.97 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Junior Foundation for a new "signature" pedestrian bridge across the Niagara Thruway between the new Centennial Park and area neighborhoods.

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On a chilly but sunny Wednesday afternoon, there were some visitors walking around Canalside or sitting on a bench looking into a clear blue sky, across the harbor. However, this year, that waterfront scene is buried in the fog of coronavirus, leaving the events of the next few months unclear.


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Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release $5 million in emergency funds to make urgent repairs to the LaSalle Park seawall on Buffalo’s waterfront.

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Another $18 million is coming to LaSalle Park for its redevelopment.

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The Ralph C. Wilson Junior Foundation has awarded the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation a $2.8 million grant to help the city with its downtown waterfront planning and development.

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Planning for the new LaSalle Park took a big step forward Wednesday night, when landscape architects unveiled a model of what the park and the new park across the Thruway might look like.

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The event in International Preparatory School Thursday night wasn't unusual: an auditorium, a crowd, rows of renderings and drawings about a project, speakers. What was different about this "Imagine LaSalle" project is that the money - $50 million - is in hand for the transformation.

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What improvements and renovations should come to Olmsted parks on Buffalo's West Side? That was Monday night's topic at Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Library on Porter Avenue, as the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy continued its public meetings on a new five-year plan.

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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.


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The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Wednesday announced a $200 million investment in parks and trails in Western New York and Southeast Michigan. The funds will be split evenly between the two regions and are being dedicated in honor of what would have been the 100th birthday of the former Buffalo Bills founder and owner.

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LaSalle Park on Buffalo's waterfront was lit in blue Thursday night as citizens held a vigil for Police Officer Craig Lehner.

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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.

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The City of Buffalo is reporting a significant increase in the number of swimmers at its outdoor pools for the month of July.

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There was little support at a packed house Tuesday night for Buffalo's latest plan for rehabbing part of LaSalle Park.


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Buffalo has a new skateboard park, formally opened Wednesday afternoon by city officials and several eager young people, many of whom were already using the swirling concrete during the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.

LaSalle Park upgrades arriving early

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The recent run of nice weather has bumped up the construction schedule in LaSalle Park by a month. 

The project includes rebuilding the park road along I-190, adding new streetlights, and a new parking lot, complete with a tree, shrub and grass 'rain garden' to filter runoff. 

Mayor Byron Brown says the early start means work should wrap up before the early July opening of Centennial Pool, which underwent a $3 million renovation in 2010.