Nurture. Grow. Sustain.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s South Park Arboretum Restoration Project (SPARP)

Support SPARP

Make a donation to the South Park Arboretum Restoration Project to ensure that this important community resource is available for generations to come. Fifty percent of every gift will be added to the Arboretum endowment fund and will support ongoing maintenance of this special space. To learn more on how to support this project, read the options below or download the SPARP brochure.

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Ways to Give

Individual Gifts

Your individual gift to the Arboretum Restoration Project allows the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to build and maintain this landscape in alignment with Olmsted’s original vision.

Commemorative Gifts

Create a legacy that will last a lifetime. With a commemorative gift to the South Park Arboretum, you can honor a loved one, a pet or a special moment while helping to create a more beautiful South Park for everyone in our community. Choose from the following options:

Individual Trees and Shrubs:

  • Original Olmsted Tree (180 available) – $5,000 each
  • New Specimen Tree – $2,000 each
  • New Specimen Shrub – $750 each

Individual Park Amenities and Structures:

  • Picnic Tables – $5,000 each
  • Benches – $5,000 each

South Park Arboretum has secured Level One Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum.

The accreditation is awarded for achieving standards of professional practice deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is the only global initiative to officially recognize arboreta at various levels of development, capacity, and professionalism. Buffalo Olmsted’s South Park Arboretum is also now recognized as an accredited arboretum in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a database of the world’s arboreta and gardens dedicated to woody plants!