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Celebrating Olmsted and his vision

By From Stephanie

A CENTURY BEFORE THERE WAS AN EARTH DAY OR ARBOR DAY TO CELEBRATE, THERE WAS A MAN WHO ADVOCATED FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH THE DESIGN OF PARKS.

His driving passion was to bring nature and people into a healthy balance within a world fast becoming urban and industrialized. Read More

Virtual Walk: South Park

By Videos, Virtual Tours

Enjoy a virtual walk around South Park, a 156-acre Olmsted Park designed in 1894 that included plans for an impressive arboretum. Plans also proposed a conservatory (now the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens).

Phase 1 of the South Park Arboretum Restoration Project began in 2019, with support from several founding donors along with the First Niagara Foundation, in partnership with KeyBank. Learn more here: bfloparks.org/sparp

Olmsted Parks Conservancy spring prep, virtual giving campaign underway

By News

THE CONSERVANCY IS ASKING THE PUBLIC TO CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO SUPPORT THE OLMSTED PARK SYSTEM.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — This week would normally be a busy one for the Olmsted Parks Conservancy — Earth Day and Arbor Day planting events, along with some sort of celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed things a bit this year. Read More

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.