AUTHOR: STEPHANIE CROCKATT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BUFFALO OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY
Who would have imagined that 2020’s health pandemic would illuminate Buffalo’s lightbulb overhead as an “ah-ha moment” on why parks and access to healthy outdoor environments are absolutely essential? At the same time, a second humanitarian crisis commanded our focus for accountability, respect and decency for equity and the diversities of life. Was fate already in motion that 2020 would indeed become a year for both hindsight and vision on health and humanity? And what does the future hold as we reimagine our urban living-infrastructure in the wake of such jarring occurrences? Read More
LET’S DARE TO DREAM | AUTHOR: LUKE MEDINA, GOBIKE
I’m a first-generation Buffalonian. I grew up on Rounds Avenue on Buffalo’s northeast side, near University at Buffalo’s south campus. My parents were the first generation in their families to grow up in the contiguous United States. My father was raised in East Harlem, and my mother grew up in Brooklyn, primarily in the Flatbush area.
MEL AND EMILY WERE LIVE AT HOYT LAKE BECAUSE WE HAVE A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH OLMSTED CONSERVATORY. IT IS CALLED #MYPARKS.
Anytime you come out to the parks this Spring and Summer make sure you use that hashtag because we are celebrating so much that these parks have to offer. Read More