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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

150th Celebration: Olmsteducation Week


Olmsteducation Week: Agenda

NOW – May 1 | #Olmsted150 Exhibit @ the Central Library

April 20 | Launch Party: Olmsted Parks Mobile App

  • Join the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Mayor Brown, M&T Bank and community partners to launch the official Olmsted App, complete with augmented reality attraction featuring the Quarry Garden!
  • Venue: Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park, 84 Parkside Ave
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
  • View Facebook event here

April 21 | Earth Day & #Olmsted150 Volunteer Day

April 21 & 22 | #Olmsted150 Movie Day ft. The Lorax

  • Special thanks to the North Park Theater for featuring Dr. Suess’ The Lorax! Don’t miss this exciting double feature!
  • Venue: North Park Theater1428 Hertel Ave
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. on both days

April 24 | Tree Giveaway by NYS DEC

  • Need a new tree for your landscape? Stop by the Cazenovia Park Casino to pick up a new tree!
  • Venue: Cazenovia Park Casino, Warren Spahn Way
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

April 25 – April 27 | Urban Park Practitioners Roundtable

Co-hosted by the Central Park Conservancy Institute and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Click here for more information.

April 26 | Book Signing with Frank Kowsky (and Happy 196th birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted!)

  • Happy Birthday Frederick Law Olmsted! In collaboration with the Library of American Landscape History, celebrate the father of American landscape architecture with the re-release of Frank Kowsky’s book, The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux and the Buffalo Park System.
  • Venue: The Atrium @ Rich’s1 Robert Rich Way, Buffalo, NY 14213
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • View Facebook event here

April 27 | Rooted in History, Growing our Future – What the heck is an Arboretum?!

  • Calling all historic preservationist and tree-enthusiasts, join us for an expert panel discussion on arboreta in the historic landscape, presented by Delaware North
  • The panelists are: Dr. Ned Friedman, Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum (key presenter), Lucy Lawliss, Chairwoman NAOP, Doug Blonsky, former CEO Central Park Conservancy, and Kyle Zick, landscape architect and arboretum consultant
  • Venue: Margaret L. Wendt Archive & Resource Center at Forest Lawn1990 Main St.
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • View Facebook event here

April 28 | Arbor Day Tree Work at South Park

  • April 28 will mark the 18th year local tree care companies and professional arborists volunteer their time and expertise in our Buffalo Olmsted Parks in recognition of Arbor Day
  • This year’s tree care work will take place in South Park
  • A tree will also be planted to commemorate the 150th Celebration of Olmsted in Buffalo

250K Grant will Enable Completion of Rumsey Park Shelter Restoration

By News


Delaware Park is getting a big boost from Bank of America. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy will be the recipient of a $250,000 grant, which will be earmarked for the complete restoration of the Rumsey Park Shelter – near the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Forest Avenue. Read More

MEMBERS’ EVENT: FLO Yoga & Snowshoeing


Sign up/renew your membership at

[NOTE: Due to weather conditions, we would be hosting a guided winter hike around the meadow in Delaware Park instead of a snowshoe tour.]


Join the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Spencer Jones Yoga in a special edition of Yoga & Snowshoeing at Delaware Park, which consists of 350 acres of gorgeous meadow, forest, and lake. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a hike through a historic, nature-filled Olmsted Park followed by a relaxing and invigorating vinyasa yoga class near a fireplace inside the cozy Great Room at Parkside Lodge.

Refreshments Fairy Cakes Cupcakery will be served after the yoga session.

Bring shoes/boots

Please wear or bring waterproof shoes/boots that you can walk comfortably in for 30 to 45 minutes.

Have your own yoga mat?

Bring your own yoga mat, or use some that we have available! Yoga mats will be available to borrow, thanks to Yoga Parkside.

Suggested donation: $10.00. Your donation will help us organize more of such events in the future!

For inquiries, please contact Maggie Henderson, Donor Relations Coordinator, at (716) 838-1249, ext. 14, or email [email protected]

Other Things You May Like to Bring

Flashlight/Headlamp, trekking poles, outdoor winter gear, WATER!!, comfy clothes for yoga.


Event Agenda

5:45 p.m. — Sign-in and Introductions

6:00 p.m. — Snowshoe Guided Walk in Delaware Park meadow (45 minutes)

6:45 p.m. — Bathroom Break

7:00 p.m. — Yoga with Spencer Jones in the Great Room (45 minutes)

7:45 p.m. — Refreshments, provided generously by Fairy Cakes Cupcakery

Directions and Parking

The Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Avenue, is the building in Delaware Park, and at the intersection of Parkside Avenue and Florence Avenue.

Parking is available at:

  • Enter Delaware Park at the Agassiz Circle entrance (corner of Parkside Avenue and the Scajaquada Expressway Rte 198). There is a parking lot there.
  • Along Parkside Avenue, Florence Avenue and other streets in the Parkside neighborhood.
  • VERY Limited parking is available at the parking lot at the entrance of the Parkside Lodge.

For any Inquiries

Please contact Maggie Henderson, Donor Relations Coordinator, at (716) 838-1249, ext. 14, or email [email protected].

Other links: Facebook Event | Sign up here!

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