Skip to main content
 Park Alerts, Closures and Updates: Click for more information
NewsPress Releases

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Release Position Profile in Search for New Executive Director

By June 26, 2023August 17th, 2023No Comments
Photo of the John E. Brent Garden, featuring fall foliage in yellow colors and a bench


Buffalo, N.Y. – The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC) has released the position profile in their search for the new Executive Director. This person will take the helm of one of the best park systems in the world; the first of its kind in the United States and designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. This role offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to elevate the Conservancy and its work for the betterment of millions of visitors each year and ensure that the historic parks, parkways, and circles under its care thrive.

Reporting directly to the Board, the Executive Director will work in partnership with the Board, dedicated and diverse staff, and key partners to develop a strategic approach to achieve the organization’s goals of impact and advance its mission.

The Conservancy has engaged Koya Partners, an executive search firm that specializes in leading mission-driven searches at the senior level, to conduct a search for this position. If you are interested in the opportunity, or would like to recommend a potential candidate, please view the position profile here or email the Koya search team at




About the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation, through a unique public-private partnership, to manage, operate and maintain an entire urban park system consisting of more than 850 acres of beautifully designed historic parks, parkways and circles. The Conservancy is an independent not-for-profit, community organization whose mission is to steward Buffalo’s historic Olmsted park system to welcome and benefit all. To accomplish this, the Conservancy collaborates with community and strategic partners, advocates for quality parks for all, and enhances the park system through beautification, maintenance, and capital projects. More than 2.5 million visits occur in Buffalo’s Olmsted Park system annually for recreation, relaxation, and rejuvenation.


The Buffalo Olmsted Park System includes:

Six parks: Cazenovia, Delaware, Front, Martin Luther King, Jr., Riverside, and South

Seven parkways: Bidwell, Chapin, Lincoln, McKinley, Porter, Red Jacket, and Richmond

Eight landscaped traffic circles: Agassiz, Colonial, Ferry, Gates, McClellan, McKinley, Soldiers, and Symphony

Smaller spaces: Days, Heacock and Prospect