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By From Stephanie

TEN WEEKS INTO THIS PANDEMIC, THE BEAUTY AND SERENITY OF OUR OLMSTED PARKS CONTINUES TO UNFOLD IN A LUSH GREEN.

With the nostalgic sounds of distant mowers, the songs of birds and the aromatherapy of flora, we are fortunate to have such an outlet for peace, calm and respite. Read More

Virtual Walk: Cazenovia Park

By Videos, Virtual Tours

Take a virtual walk around Cazenovia Park, with sunshine and bird notes.

At 83 acres, significant features of Cazenovia Park include the Crotty Casino (designed by the Buffalo firm of Esenwein & Johnson and completed in 1912) and the Shelter House (built in 1902 and restored in 2016).

Virtual Walk: Japanese Garden in Delaware Park

By Virtual Tours

Take a virtual walk around the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park.

Kanazawa, Japan, has been Buffalo’s sister city since 1961, and the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park serves as a special friendship initiative between both cities. We are so grateful to have Atsuko Nishida-Mitchell, native of Kanazawa, discuss the unique aspects of our Japanese Garden.

Virtual Walk: Front, Columbus and Prospect Parks

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Take a virtual walk around Front, Columbus and Prospect Parks. Front Park is one of three original parks included in Olmsted’s initial plan for Buffalo’s park system.

Its chief feature was the semi-circular terrace designed to command a panoramic view of Lake Erie and the opening of the Niagara River. Here, Olmsted remarked, one could observe “a river effect such as can be seen, I believe, nowhere else — a certain quivering of the surface and a rare tone of color, the result of the crowding upward of the lake waters as they enter the deep portal of the Niagara.”