Support Your Olmsted Park System

When you give to the Conservancy, you support important efforts in every park, parkway and circle in the Olmsted Park System. Every year, we raise 60% of our operation budget via donations, memberships, grants and sponsorship.

With your generous gift, we are able to care for Buffalo’s Olmsted landscapes today and for future generations. To view the Conservancy’s Donor Bill of Rights, click here.

Ways to Support Your Olmsted Parks

Your support allows our team preserve, restore, enhance and maintain Buffalo's historic Olmsted Park System.

Make a General Donation to Help Sustain Your Olmsted Parks

At the Conservancy, we care for 850 acres of Buffalo’s Olmsted Park System. Your donation helps fund for over half of our operational budget, and makes it possible for us to meet our mission to proudly steward Olmsted’s legacy in Buffalo.

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Adopt FLOmingos as a Holiday Bundle!

A key highlight of celebrating Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th birthday is our plan to take back our Guinness World Records title for the Longest Line of Garden Flamingos “FLOmingos”! Support this exciting opportunity by pre-adopting FLOmingos. You may adopt just one or two, or get a holiday bundle when you adopt more!

Pre-adopt your FLOmingos online here:
1 for $10, 2 for $30, 3 for $40, 4 for $50, 5 for $60

To adopt more than 5 FLOmingos, please contact [email protected] or call (716) 495-7880:
6 to 49 FLOmingos – $8 per FLOmingo
50 or more – $5 per FLOmingo

Adopt FLOmingos
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Make a Donation to Help Restore the Grand Staircase in Delaware Park

Over the decades, the Grand Staircase’s massive granite stones have shifted as large sections of the foundation beneath them eroded away. Periodic repairs have kept the steps in relatively fair working order. However, over the last ten years, the Grand Staircase has reached a point of critical need. Capital investment and restoration will ensure the safety of park users and prevent further deterioration of this historic and exceptional park feature.

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Commemorative Giving Opportunities

Due to a back log of commemorative gift fulfillment caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Conservancy has decided to pause all commemorative giving for the time being, with the exception of Tribute Gifts. Please check back in the fall for updated information. If you have questions on your past gift, contact Catie Stephenson, Director of Development & Communications at [email protected].

Make a Tribute Gift

Make a Tribute Gift

Honor your loved ones and support your favorite Olmsted landscape at the same time. You will receive a certificate for keepsake or to gift to your honoree.

Make a tribute gift

Gift a Bench - PAUSED

Gift a Bench

PAUSED – Adopt a bench for a birthday, anniversary, new baby, graduation – it is the perfect gift for any occasion!

Gift a Paver - PAUSED

Gift a Paver

PAUSED – At the Siegel Landing in Delaware Park, you can honor the people and events that matter to you, and support the Conservancy’s efforts, one brick at a time.

Gift a Tree - PAUSED

Gift a Tree

PAUSED – Commemorate a loved one by planting a tree in your Buffalo Olmsted Park System.

Commemorative gifts are weather dependent and subject to changes. For latest updates/more information, please contact Catie Stephenson, Director of Development & Communications at [email protected].

Other Ways to Give

Your support will help us care for 850 acres of our nation's first urban park system.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Create a lasting impact on Buffalo’s Olmsted landscapes. A planned gift helps to ensure our park system is preserved for future generations. Please contact Catie Stephenson, Director of Development & Communications, at [email protected] or call (716) 838-1249, ext. 22.

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Corporate Giving

Corporate Giving

Corporate sponsors can support events, general park maintenance, specific projects, and more. In return, the Conservancy provides corporations with marketing exposure and other exciting benefits.

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Event Sponsorship

Event Sponsorship

Throughout the year, the Conservancy hosts events with proceeds to support maintenance and preservation of Buffalo’s Olmsted Park System.

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Adopt a Zone/Park Feature

Adopt a Zone/Park Feature

Help the Conservancy care for your favorite park, parkway and/or circle. Plus: Plan a volunteer day at your chosen feature to allow everyone in your organization to pitch in — great for team-building!

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From planting trees to administrative support, volunteers play important roles in our daily efforts.

Give Your Time

Volunteers help ensure that our Olmsted Park System is clean, safe and beautiful for park users. From tree-planting to administrative support, there is a wide range of volunteer opportunities available at the Conservancy. Thank you for supporting our daily efforts as a the caretakers and stewards of your Olmsted landscapes.

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We are thankful for the continued support of our community.

A copy of the latest annual report filed with the NYS Charities Bureau may be obtained, upon request, at the office of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc., 84 Parkside Ave., Buffalo, NY 14214 or from the NYS Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10271. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.