Welcome to the official website for Buffalo's Olmsted Park System. One of Buffalo's most treasured cultural assets, this public urban forest is maintained, preserved and restored by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in a successful public-private partnership with the city of Buffalo. We invite you to learn more about these historic open spaces, about their creator, Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture, and about the stewards of this green legacy, the BOPC. Don't miss boating on Hoyt Lake! BOPC members boat for free.
Senior VP for Trust for Public Land impressed by the state of Buffalo's own Olmsted parks. Take two and a half minutes (literally) to listen to Adrian Benepe's remarks. Thank you for your support, Buffalo! Make a gift to support the Olmsted parks and keep up the good work.
Why are some areas not mowed?
Have you seen those areas that look like they need to be mowed? You might have also seen the signs: Maintained Meadow Area (MMA). Why are they not mowed? These are sections of lawn that have been allowed to grow un-mowed and planted with plant species native to western New York.