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FLOmingo WEB_June 18

OLMSTED EVENT: FLOmingos On Parade


Enjoyed #FLOmingos On Parade? Watch this video to relive that amazing feat at Bidwell Parkway!

This video is made possible by Tipping Point Communicaitons.

#FLOmingos On Parade, Bidwell Parkway – Part 1

#FLOmingos Guinness World Records | Bidwell Parkway | June 21, 2018 - Part 1

#FLOmingos On Parade, Bidwell Parkway – Part 2

#FLOmingos Guinness World Records | Bidwell Parkway | June 21, 2018 - Part 2

#FLOmingos Flocks, Olmsted Park System

Flocks of #FLOmingos | Olmsted Park System | June 21, 2018

You’re invited! Celebrate with us as we attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the“Longest line of garden flamingos”.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy marks the 150th year of Fredrick Law Olmsted’s revolutionary change to the Buffalo community with a fun and official attempt at the world’s longest #FLOmingos line.

Why Pink Flamingos?

The pink lawn piece which has been popularized by many landscape architecture programs and organizations as a tongue in cheek symbol, has also gained momentum across the country as a symbol of environmental stewardship.

How can YOU participate?

Come by Bidwell Parkway on June 21 at 10:30 a.m. to witness the official judging and announcement of the record and/or adopt one or more of the #FLOmingos to proudly display your support for your Olmsted Parks!

Official #FLOmingos Judging and Announcement

Date: Thursday June 21, 2018
Place: Bidwell Parkway (between West Delavan and Elmwood Ave)
Time: 10:30 a.m.

There are flocks of #FLOmingos throughout the Buffalo Olmsted Park System! Where are they exactly?

You will see flocks of #FLOmingos in every major park, traffic circle (except Agassiz Circle), Days Park, Heacock Park, Columbus Park and Prospect Park.

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For sharing on social media

Share this exciting event with your friends, family and colleagues!

Click here to download a social media collage of #FLOmingos teaser photos. Can you spot the FLOmingo in every one of them?

In the News

Official Press Release, June 18, 2018:Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Attempts to Claim #FLOmingos Guinness World Records Title

The Buffalo News: Olmsted Parks to try to break world record for …. longest line of pink flamingos

Buffalo Rising: The “FLOmingos” Are Coming!

See you this Thursday at Bidwell Parkway!

For any inquiries, please contact the Conservancy at [email protected] or call 716-838-1249, ext. 31.

OLMSTED EVENT: 2018 Annual Meeting & State of the Parks Address


Event Details

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time: 9:00 — 10:00 a.m.

Place: The Buffalo History Museum Auditorium, One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216, located at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace


9:00 a.m.  — Annual Membership Meeting

Welcoming Remarks by Dennis Horrigan, Board Chair

Approval of 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes

Election of Board Members

2017 Financial Report

State of the Parks by Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director

9:45 a.m.    Board of Trustees Meeting

RSVP to Patty Mertens at (716) 838-1249, ext. 10 or [email protected] by May 29, 2018.

Click here to download an electronic invitation.

#Olmsted150 Volunteer Day – Delaware Park


As part of our 150th Celebration of Olmsted in Buffalo, we invite YOU, your friends and family to be part of beautification projects throughout our Olmsted Parks. These volunteer days are great opportunities to spend quality time with your loved ones while caring for your favorite parkland.

The full volunteer schedule is:

April 21, 2018: Delaware Park | Rake and clean plant beds

May 19, 2018: Riverside Park | Spruce up the River Rock Garden

June 16, 2018: Cazenovia Park | Mulch plant beds

July 14, 2018: South Park | Remove invasive species

August 11, 2018: MLK Jr. Park | Mulch plant beds

September 1, 2018: Front Park | Weed flowerbeds and mulch saplings

The tasks for the volunteer days are subjected to changes.


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