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Virtual Walk: Riverside Park

By Videos, Virtual Tours

Enjoy a springtime virtual walk around the River Rock Garden in Riverside Park! This Olmsted Park was designed in 1898 by the Olmsted Brothers, and once had a landing on the river where boats from downtown would load and unload passengers. The River Rock Garden was restored in 2014 and is a reinterpretation of the original Minnow Pool.

Learn more history of your Olmsted Park System at the free self-guided mobile audio tour at http://bfloparks.org/audio-tours.

Virtual Walk: Soldiers Circle, Bidwell and Chapin Parkways

By Videos, Virtual Tours

Take a virtual walk of Olmsted’s signature parkways, Bidwell and Chapin, and Soldiers Circle. Coined by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, “parkways” were designed as a connection between parks and people, allowing park users to travel from green space to green space without leaving a park-like atmosphere.

Learn more history of your Olmsted Park System at the free self-guided mobile audio tour at http://bfloparks.org/audio-tours.

Finding Comfort and Relief in Nature

By From Stephanie

TYPICALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR, WE ARE WATCHING THE LAST BITS OF SNOW RECEDE WITH BUDS OF FLORA PEEKING UP SLEEPILY FROM THEIR FROSTY REST.

Yet our mild winter has sprung forward revealing an early rise to daffodils and crocus across Buffalo. And while these sunny springtime delights begin to arrive, they do so amidst a time of great adversity and anguish. Read More