Buffalo isn’t BFLO without FLO. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC) is taking part in Olmsted 200, a national campaign honoring Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy and his profound influence on community and connection through public parks.

Olmsted 200

Celebrate with us!

Join us as we celebrate BFLO with a full lineup of special events.

Olmsted Week (April 22–29)

FLO’s birthday week will feature numerous events commemorating Olmsted’s vision for our community.

April 23

FLO documentary screenings at North Park Theatre

  • Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America
  • Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Western New York

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April 26

Olmsted’s 200th birthday celebration

5 pm to 7pm  – Official FLO 200th Birthday Party featuring a special beer release at Resurgence Brewing Company. Learn more!

10 pm – Lighting of Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

TIME TBD – Lighting of the Electric Tower
Downtown Buffalo

April 29

Unveiling and dedication of the restored South Park Arboretum
More details coming soon.

8th annual Spring into Summer Luncheon

May 19

Don your hats and bow ties for this dapper affair.
Purchase tickets or become a sponsor here.

FLOmingo Day

June 21, Front Park, Noon – sundown

Help us reclaim the Guinness World Records title for longest line of garden flamingos at Front Park.

200th birthday concert with the BPO

July 15, Cazenovia Park, evening – exact time TBD

Enjoy an evening of inspired music by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) at Cazenovia Park. Admission is free!

More details coming soon.

20th annual Frederick Law Olmsted Gala

September 9, Delaware District

Support BOPC at our most special event of the year.

For tickets or to be an event sponsor, email [email protected].

FLO 200 Postcards

Join the BFLO movement on social media.

Share what you love about the Olmsted parks with the hashtag #BFLO200 and follow @bfloparks and @olmsted200 on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Help sustain the parks that sustain you.

In honor of FLO’s 200th birthday, we’re aiming to raise $200,000. Your support will help make our park system in Buffalo, NY, flourish for generations to come.


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