Parkside Lodge Great Room and the Parkside Croquet Courts
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is responsible for the rentals of the Parkside Lodge Great Room and the Parkside Croquet Courts in Delaware Park. Please scroll down for more information on each rental facility. For inquiries, please contact Carly Stockton at (716) 954-0748 or email Carly@bfloparks.org.
Olmsted Park Shelters and Green Space Permits
All shelters and green spaces, including those in MLK Jr. Park, Front Park, Riverside Park, South Park, Cazenovia Park, and Delaware Park (including the promenade by Hoyt Lake) are permitted through the City of Buffalo. For inquiries, please contact Arlene Mustafa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-851-9670. Any public events including races, runs, or walks in the park must apply for a permit with the Special Events Department of the City of Buffalo – 716-851-6508.
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Sports Fields and Leagues
Sports Fields, leagues and tennis courts are all reserved through the City of Buffalo. Please visit the City of Buffalo sports webpage for more information: https://www.buffalony.gov/340/Athletic-Facility-Seasonal-Sports-Permit
Japanese Garden in Delaware Park
Japanese Garden bookings are permitted through the Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy. Please email Carly Stockton at email@example.com with your booking request.
The Japanese Garden can accommodate up to 40 people. No beverages, food, chairs, or tables are permitted in the garden. The rental is free up to 2 hours, after 2 hours the fee is $75/hour. No amplified music or sound production, and electricity is not provided.
Special Events are all permitted through the City of Buffalo
Please email Arlene Mustafa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to reserve your date. Factors that can qualify your event as a Special Event include the following:
- Amplified music or any sound production,
- Bounce houses or inflatables,
- Drawing a large crowd (50+ people),
- Petting zoo/pony rides,
- Selling goods or services,
- Solicitation of any kind,
- The use of additional City departments (example: Sanitation)
In addition to this list, the event must be reviewed by the City Parks Commissioner before a permit can be issued. This list is not inclusive and qualifying as a Special Event can vary on a case-by-case basis, as is determined by the Commissioner.