Y(our) Olmsted Parks
His Legacy. Our Inheritance. Yours to Enjoy … and Support!
His Legacy. In 1868, after designing New York City’s Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted visited Buffalo and designed the first urban park system in the country.
Our Inheritance. Since 2004, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, a membership-based nonprofit organization, has cared for and maintained Buffalo’s most historic treasure. The key to the Conservancy’s success has been the public-private partnership with the City of Buffalo and all of its generous park supporters. One-third of the $3.4 million annual budget comes from our trusted partner, the City of Buffalo, while the Conservancy raises the remaining two-thirds from members, donors, foundations and special events.
Yours to enjoy … and support! We invite you to enjoy your beautiful Olmsted parks … walk, jog, golf, picnic, play, relax and refresh. And we also invite you to become an Olmsted parks supporter. Your support today will allow the Conservancy to carry on Olmsted’s vision and maintain this historic gem for the generations of tomorrow.
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About the Conservancy
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire historic urban park system that consists of 850 acres of beautifully designed parks, parkways and circles.
Our mission is to promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations.