The 156-acres South Park, with its picturesque lake, tree-studded meadow, winding carriage drive, and pedestrian paths, was a smaller version of a “country park” like the earlier Delaware Park.
Designed: 1892 – 1894 by Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot | Location: South Park Avenue and McKinley Parkway
South Park became the location of an arboretum displaying trees and shrubs that could grow in Western New York. To cultivate and exhibit plants that could survive only in warmer climates, including desert and tropical flora, a conservancy structure was aligned with the terminus of McKinley Parkway.
Planning Your Visit
The Conservatory, Botanical Gardens, and Arboretum
South Park Lake
9-Hole Golf Course
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is responsible for the rental of the Parkside Lodge, the fenced picnic area next to the lodge, croquet courts in Delaware Park, and the Caz Casino in Cazenovia Park.
The Delaware Park Marcy Casino, Rose Garden, and Japanese Garden are rented through Magnolia Events. (716- 886-0088)