Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park

Thomas O'Neil-White

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. 

City of Buffalo

Erie Basin Marina and Ralph C. Wilson Junior Centennial Park are already closed and utility crews are standing by in anticipation of today's windy weather. A High Wind Warning will be in effect today as gusts are expected to reach nearly 60 miles per hour.

Mike Desmond/WBFO

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.

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

A first draft of what will be the transformation of Buffalo's LaSalle Park into the future Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park was put on display on the University at Buffalo's South Campus Friday morning, as images and as a large model laid out for viewing. Planners say it's not a done deal, and more public input is sought.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

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.

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

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.