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Community Forum On the Scajaquada Corridor

By November 6, 2017 December 13th, 2017 No Comments

MEDIA ADVISORY

A Community Effort To #SaveDelawarePark

Contact: Therese Fuerst
Fuerst Consulting Corp.
(716) 200-3593
Therese@fuerstcc.com

Who:The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Restore Our Community Coalition
What:Are co-hosting a community forum to raise awareness and mobilize support for much needed action to Save Delaware Park
When:Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where:Canisius College, Richard E. Winter Student Center, Grupp Fireside Lounge, 80 Hughes Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14208
Why:The original construction of Scajaquada Expressway not only ripped apart Delaware Park – it also had devastating and long-reaching impacts on the neighborhoods at the east side of the park. Please make sure your voice is heard before the state moves forward with its current flawed plan.

Please click here to view the event flyer. For latest updates on this event, please visit bfloparks.org/198.

For inquiries, please contact Andrew Lloyd, Community Outreach Manager at Andrew@bfloparks.org or call (716) 243-1750.

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About the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system that consists of 850 acres of beautifully designed parks, parkways and circles. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a membership-based, community organization whose 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. More than 2.5 million people use Buffalo’s historic, award-winning Olmsted Park System annually for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation. The parks were designed by America’s first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, more than 149 years ago. Basic maintenance of the parks has been greatly improved since the 2004 groundbreaking public/private agreement with the City of Buffalo and Erie County. Since that time, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, now partnering with the City of Buffalo, has retained full responsibility for the management and care of these green spaces, which are listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. In 2014, the American Planning Association recognized Delaware Park as on of the the Great Places in America. Most recently, The Guardian named the Olmsted Park System as one of the Top 10 Parks in the World. Learn more at: bfloparks.wpengine.com.
The Buffalo Olmsted Park System includes: 
Six parks: Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo, Delaware Park in Delaware/Parkside District, Front Park at the Peace Bridge, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Fillmore Avenue, Riverside Park at Niagara and Tonawanda Street, and South Park at McKinley Parkway
Seven parkways: Bidwell, Chapin, Lincoln, McKinley, Porter, Red Jacket, and Richmond
Eight landscaped traffic circles: Agassiz, Colonial, Ferry, Gates, McClellan, McKinley, Soldiers, and Symphony