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Viewing Opportunities and Expectations for Eclipse on April 8, 2024

By March 19, 2024No Comments
Google maps screenshot of MLK Jr. Park. showing yellow stars designating viewing spots for the Eclipse. Please call 716-495-7880 for more information.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | City of Buffalo Contact: Mike DeGeorge, | BOPC Contact: Catie Stephenson,

Buffalo, N.Y. – Today, the City of Buffalo, Department of Public Works, Division of Parks and Recreation and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced specific locations and park rules for safely viewing the total solar eclipse set to take place in the afternoon of Monday, April 8, 2024, in open park spaces.
Mayor Byron W. Brown said, “The total solar eclipse in Buffalo is coming up quickly and we continue to ask City residents and visitors to take this rare celestial event seriously. Plan ahead if you haven’t already. Follow the rules. And be patient and prepared. With Buffalo so uniquely positioned to view the eclipse, people from around the country will be flocking here to see it for themselves. Public safety is our top priority. I thank the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy for collaborating with us to ensure this event will be a safe and enjoyable experience for all.”

While all City of Buffalo Parks are open on Monday April 8th from sunrise to sunset, to ensure the safety of the public and to protect our valued green spaces, the City and the Conservancy would like to inform those interested in viewing the eclipse from a public park, to either walk to their neighborhood park or gather at one of the locations detailed here and follow the protocols listed below. A limited number of viewing glasses will be available at these locations.

Important information for Monday, April 8, 2024

  1. All golf courses will be closed.
  2. All athletic fields and baseball diamonds will be closed, please stay off of diamonds and fields.
  3. There are no scheduled special events in parks.
  4. Tifft Nature Preserve parking area will be closed to vehicles and building facilities will be closed.
  5. All vehicles must be properly parked. Motorists can park in legal street parking spots nearby or designated off-street parking locations as detailed on park maps. Designated off-street parking locations are limited.
  6. Consider walking, biking, or taking public transportation to parks.
  7. Please pick up after yourselves, by taking everything you bring into the park with you when you leave.

Park Rules

  1. No vehicles on grass, open fields, or park pathways.
  2. No grills or open fires.
  3. No glass bottles.
  4. No camping or overnight parking in any City of Buffalo park or parking lot.
  5. No littering, please place all trash in designated totes or pack it out
  6. All dogs must be leashed.

To stay best informed, City of Buffalo residents should text ECLIPSE to 38276. More eclipse information can be found on the following websites:

City of Buffalo –

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy –


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, operate and maintain 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 steward Buffalo’s historic Olmsted park system to welcome and benefit all. To accomplish this, the Conservancy collaborates with community and strategic partners, advocates for quality parks for all, and enhances the park system through beautification, maintenance, and capital projects. More than 2.5 million visits occur in Buffalo’s Olmsted Park system annually for recreation, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

The Buffalo Olmsted Park System includes: Six parks: Cazenovia, Delaware, Front, Martin Luther King, Jr., Riverside, and South Seven parkways: Bidwell, Chapin, Lincoln, McKinley, Porter, Red Jacket, and Richmond Eight landscaped traffic circles: Agassiz, Colonial, Ferry, Gates, McClellan, McKinley, Soldiers, and Symphony Smaller spaces: Days, Heacock and Prospect

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