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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy continues 5-year plan discussion


Wed, Oct 10th 2018 05:35 pm
Second round of community meetings will be conducted in October, November
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the first nonprofit organization in the nation to both steward and maintain a historic urban park system, announced a second set of community meetings to discuss improvement priorities for the city's Olmsted-designed parks. With support from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, and assistance from the University at Buffalo Regional Institute, the conservancy seeks to gain community feedback and suggestions on operational and project planning priorities for the Olmsted Park System.
The community engagement process will culminate in a five-year plan report to be presented to the public at the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy's State of the Olmsted Parks address in May 2019.
This second set of meetings will focus on a review of comprehensive comments and suggestions for park improvement projects acquired from this summer's meetings. A brief presentation and dialogue will provide detail on consistent project recommendations, as well as highlight some emerging themes for improving the Olmsted Parks systemwide. Meetings are being promoted in partnership with City of Buffalo Councilmembers and are scheduled as follow:
Riverside Park - Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6-6:30 p.m. - St. Mark's and All Saints' - Parish Hall (256 Riverside Ave.) - in conjunction with a ReDiscover Riverside Meeting
  • Delaware District - Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Marcy Casino (199 Lincoln Parkway)
  • MLK, Jr. Park - Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Buffalo Museum of Science (1020 Humboldt Parkway)
  • West District - Monday, Nov. 5, 6-7 p.m. - Niagara Branch Library (280 Porter Ave.)
  • South District - Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Tosh Collins Community Center (35 Cazenovia St.)
The third and final series of community meetings will be conducted in late January 2019, prior to concluding the five-year plan report. Notice for meetings will be advertised through the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy website (www.bfloparks.org/events), social media, neighborhood newspapers and in partnership with City of Buffalo Common Councilmembers.
Learn more at www.bfloparks.org.

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