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Free Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night at Front Park – Coco


Special thanks to presenting sponsors Wegmans for making this free family movie night series possible! Bring your picnic mats, favorite snacks, friends and family!

>FREE Admission

>Film begins at dusk

>Weather dependent

For any inquiries, please email Sarah@bfloparks.org or call (716) 838-1249, ext. 18.

Learn more about summer events in your Olmsted Parks at www.bfloparks.org/summer2019

Olmsted Community Alliance Meeting #1


As we conclude the community engagement process that guided the development of the Buffalo Olmsted Park System Five Year Plan (2020-2024) Report, the Conservancy is excited to launch the Olmsted Community Alliance (OCA).


A stakeholder driven group representative of each of our significant Olmsted Parks across the City of Buffalo. The OCA will ensure continued engagement and participation among the community as we move forward with implementing the projects, studies and assessments identified in the Five Year Plan.


  • Mainly informational and free for all to attend
  • Begin an open discussion of the goals and objectives of the OCA
  • Raise awareness and excitement among potential stakeholder group representatives surrounding our Olmsted Parks


  • Do you align with the mission of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
  • Are you passionate about public parks and the natural landscape?
  • Do you represent a community or neighborhood in the City of Buffalo?
  • Do you enjoy meeting other park enthusiasts?

Special thanks to Community Beer Works for hosting us!

To RSVP or for any questions, please email 5yearplan@bfloparks.org or call (716) 838-1249, ext. 31.

Visitors at Bark in the Park 2018 at Hoyt Lake

Buffalo Bark in the Park 2019 at Hoyt Lake


Love Your Pets and Olmsted Parks? Join us for Buffalo Bark in the Park 2019! Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Univera Healthcare!


Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Place: Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park, parking is available along Lincoln Parkway and on Rumsey Road
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


FREE Welcome Bags for the first 200 attendees
Dog Parade/Contest (see categories below)
FREE Demonstrations by Dog Days of Buffalo
Instagram Photo Contest
Awesome Prize Give-a-ways
Live Music by Grace Lougen


716 Dog Pack
Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue
City of Buffalo Animal Shelter
Buffalo Underdogs Rescue
Paws & Awws Photography
The Silver Lining for Pit Bulls, Inc.
BrewDogs & FeWines
Cooper Loves Sophie
Nickel City Animal Hospital
Dog Days of Buffalo
Laura’s Critter Care, LLC
The Laundromutt
Hound Fresh
Nickel City Animal Hospital
Rebel Riders Rescue
Ashker’s Juice Bar – Bistro – Gallery

Fat Bob’s Smokehouse
Sweet lisa


Owner look-alike
Best Dressed
Most “Olmsted Orange”
Curliest Tail
Most Buffalonian
Best Smile
Best Strut

Interested to become a vendor at Bark in the Park 2019?

Download the vendor application here: http://bit.ly/buffalobarkinthepark2019-vendors

View Photos from Bark in the Park 2018!


For event and/or vendor inquiries, please reach out to Sarah Larkin at Sarah@bfloparks.org or call 716-838-1249, ext. 18.

View Facebook event here!

Back to School Party & Movie Night 2019


Join us for a Back to School Party and Movie Night at Riverside Park, presented by YourCare Health Plan!

Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Place: Riverside Park, Hotaling Drive, Buffalo, NY 14207
Time: 6:00 p.m. — Free family and kids-friendly activities | 8:00 p.m. — Movie screening begins, featuring School of Rock

We are excited to have the following activities, partners and vendors at the event:

View Facebook event here! 

YourCare Health Plan & BOPC Partner Together to put on Back to School Party & Movie Night

By News, Press Releases

The event includes backpack and school supply giveaway


Join us for a Back to School Party and Movie Night featuring School of Rock, presented by YourCare Health Plan.

Event Highlights Include:

WIN a Texas Instrument Scientific Calculator (3 Winners)

Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway (While Supplies Last)

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Bookmobile

Tim the Balloon Guy

FREE Popcorn & Snacks


Riverside Park

Located off Hotaling Drive, next to the Ice Hockey Rink


Friday, August 16th  

6:00pm: Activities Begin

Sundown: Movie Begins


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 and operate 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 promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations.  Since 2004 the Conservancy has held responsibility for the management and care of these nationally registered historic green spaces, and in 2019 the Conservancy and City signed a new 12-year partnership agreement with an approved update to its five-year plan for the Olmsted parks in continuing to assist the City in bringing recognition to its collective renaissance. Designed by America’s first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted more than 150 years ago, these 25 iconic connective spaces represent the nation’s first urban park system. More than 2.5 million visits occur in Buffalo’s Olmsted Park system annually for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation. Most recently, the American Planning Association recognized Delaware Park as one of the 2014 Great Places in America, The Guardian publication named Buffalo’s Olmsted park system as one of the best park systems in the world, and in 2018 the Conservancy set a Guinness World Record in historic Bidwell Parkway. www.bfloparks.org

The Buffalo Olmsted Park System includes:

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

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

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

 About YourCare Health Plan

YourCare Health Plan, Inc., provides access to high-quality, affordable health insurance for residents in seven counties across the Greater Buffalo and Rochester regions. Always putting its members first, YourCare offers Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan and other government-sponsored programs to eligible individuals. It is a not-for-profit subsidiary of Monroe Plan for Medical Care, a healthcare services organization for the safety net population. As a Monroe Plan company, the team has held a dynamic rapport in the communities it serves for more than 45 years. YourCare embraces a highly collaborative approach to working with a vast network of local, respected providers and community organizations to coordinate care, improve health outcomes, and enhance quality of life. Consistent with its mission, YourCare’s approach is to uniquely provide thorough, compassionate, and extraordinary care to every member. To learn more, visit yourcarehealthplan.com or call 1.866.273.6121.