The Future of Your Olmsted Parks: 5 Year Plan

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About the 5 Year Plan Process

Through this planning process, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy seeks to develop a list of prioritized projects for the next five years. This is an effort that follows the Plan for the 21st Century, our master plan for the Buffalo Olmsted Park System that was created in 2008. We will be releasing the 5 Year Plan at the State of the Parks in May 2019. For any inquiries, please reach out to the Conservancy at 5yearplan@bfloparks.org.

View Plan for the 21st Century

Three Rounds of Community Meetings across Five Olmsted Neighborhoods

Community engagement is key to this planning process. To ensure that we reach all park neighbors, supporters and visitors throughout the entire Olmsted Park System, the Conservancy is holding a series of community meetings in each of the five park districts: Delaware District, MLK Jr. Park, South District, Riverside Park and West District.

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Community Meeting Round 1: July – September 2018

The first round of community meetings addressed (1) park improvements that have been made over the last 10 years and (2) park improvement priorities and projects to focus on over the next 5 years.

Community Meeting Round 2: October – November 2018

The second round of community meetings (1) reviewed community input from the first meeting and (2) identified priority projects the 5 Year Pan.

Community Meeting Round 3: February 2018

The third (and final) round of community meetings will  (1) review results from the 5 Year Plan Survey and (2) finalize priority projects for the Olmsted Park System over the next five years. Please refer below for meeting dates.

5 Year Plan Survey

In addition to the community meetings, the Conservancy also conducted a public survey across 8 weeks (Dec 2018 – Jan 2019). As of the first week of February, a total of 1,152 survey responses were collected. If you would you like to take the survey, please click here.

Community Meeting Resources: Slides, Agendas, Minutes

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Delaware District Community Meetings

Round 1: Monday, August 6, 2018
Agenda | PPT Slides | Drone Video of Delaware Park – Meadow | Drone Video of Delaware Park – Hoyt Lake | Meeting Flyer | Community Meeting Live Video Part 1 | Community Meeting Live Video Part 2

Round 2: Monday, October 22, 2018
Agenda | PPT Slides | Meeting Flyer | Community Meeting Live Video

Round 3: Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Marcy Casino, 199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14222
View Event on Facebook | View Event on Website | Meeting Flyer | Community Meeting Live Video

MLK Jr. Park Community Meetings

Round 1: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Agenda | PPT Slides | Drone Video | Meeting Flyer | Community Meeting Live Video

Round 2: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Agenda | PPT SlidesMeeting Flyer
No live video of the community meeting available

Round 3: Wednesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Buffalo Museum of Science, Cummings Room, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211
View Event on Facebook | View Event on Website | Meeting Flyer | Community Meeting Live Video

South District Community Meetings

Round 1: Monday, July 30, 2018
Agenda | PPT Slides | Drone Video | Meeting Flyer | Community Meeting Live Video

Round 2: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Agenda | PPT Slides | Meeting Flyer | Community Meeting Live Video Part 1Community Meeting Live Video Part 2

Round 3: Thursday, February 28, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Tosh Collins Community Center, 35 Cazenovia Street, Buffalo, NY 14220
View Event on Facebook | View Event on Website | View Event Flyer

Riverside Park

Riverside Park Community Meetings

Round 1: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Agenda | PPT Slides | Drone Video not available at the moment | Meeting Flyer
No live video of the community meeting available

Round 2: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Agenda | PPT Slides | Meeting Flyer | Community Meeting Live Video

Round 3: Wednesday, February 20, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., St Mark’s and All Saints’, Parish Hall, 256 Riverside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14207
View Event on Facebook | View Event on Website | Meeting Flyer | Community Meeting Live Video

West District Community Meetings

Round 1: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Agenda not available at the moment | PPT Slides | Drone Video | Meeting Flyer | Community Meeting Live Video

Round 2: Monday, November 5, 2018
Agenda | PPT Slides | Meeting Flyer | Community Meeting Live Video

Round 3: Tuesday, February 19, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Isaías González-Soto Branch Library (Niagara Branch), 280 Porter Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201
View Event on Facebook | View Event on Website | Meeting Flyer | Community Meeting Live Video

Special Thanks to our supporters for making this community engagement process possible!

Made possible by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Community Fdn for GB
With assistance from the University at Buffalo Regional Institute
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Have questions or feedback?

Please reach out to the Conservancy at 5yearplan@bfloparks.org.