Olmsted Community Alliance

Olmsted Community Alliance

Upcoming OCA District Meetings

OCA District meetings are scheduled to occur every quarter. The Q4 meeting schedule is as follow. Click here to RSVP to attend in-person or via Zoom.

  • Riverside District | October 5, 2022, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, DePaul Riverside, Auditorium, 238 Ontario Street Buffalo, New York 14207
  • West District (Front, Prospect & Days Park, Symphony & Ferry Circles) | October 12, 6:00pm-7:30pm, First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201, Explore Buffalo Classroom (2nd floor). Featuring a tour of the historic church at 5:30pm, thanks to Explore Buffalo!
  • South District (Cazenovia & South Parks, McClellan & McKinley Circles, McKinley & Red Jacket Parkways) | October 19, 5:30pm- 7:00pm, Tosh Collins Community Center, 35 Cazenovia St, Buffalo, NY 14210
  • MLK Jr. District | October 27, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, King Urban Life Center, 938 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14211
  • Delaware District (Delaware Park, Bidwell, Chapin, Lincoln Parkways, Colonial, Gates & Soldiers Circles) | November 2, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214

Language translation and sign language interpretation services are available, please email zhi@bfloparks.org for more information.

All meetings will be available for attendance via Zoom, and will be recorded for members of the public to re-watch on a later date. 

RSVP to an OCA meeting

Past OCA District Meeting Resources

OCA District Meeting Q2: Apr – May 2022

View Q2 2022 Zoom meetings

OCA District Meeting Q1: Jan – Feb 2022

View Q1 2022 Zoom meetings

What is the Olmsted Community Alliance?

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Purpose of the Olmsted Community Alliance (OCA)

  • Build representation from every Olmsted park district
  • Provide opportunities for community dialogue, feedback and input throughout the Olmsted parks
  • Enhance collaboration and awareness between BOPC, park neighbors and community partners
  • Increase public knowledge of BOPC’s role and mission for Buffalo’s historic landscapes
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Overall Strategy and Commitment of the OCA and BOPC

  • Members of the OCA and BOPC to meet quarterly at park district meetings
  • Members of the OCA to commit to sharing what they learn with their network and community
  • Members of the OCA to relay feedback to and from their community to BOPC
  • BOPC to send monthly email to OCA members with news, reports, updates, events, call-to-actions relating to their park district and systemwide
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Checklist for OCA members

  • Attend the upcoming OCA meeting for your district(s). Meetings are scheduled to occur quarterly throughout the year
  • Join the OCA Facebook group
  • Keep a lookout for the monthly OCA update email from BOPC. If you are not sure if you are on the email list, please email zhi@bfloparks.org or call (716) 838-1249, ext. 31
Join the OCA Facebook Group