City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, in coordination with the Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets, and public-private partner the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, announced the launch of public surveys to determine the future use of Delaware Park and South Park ring roads.
“Since the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions in the spring of 2020, the ring roads at these two parks have been closed to vehicular traffic,” Brown said. “This decision was made to meet the increasing need from parkgoers and the elevated levels of activity occurring in parks citywide by providing additional and expanded safe space for outdoor recreation.”
The surveys are intended to provide valuable public feedback that will be used to help determine future use of each road. Both surveys can be found on the conservancy’s website: https://www.bfloparks.org/ring-road-surveys/; at Delaware Park ring road: https://www.bfloparks.org/delaware-park-ring-road-survey/; and at South Park Ring Road: https://www.bfloparks.org/south-park-ring-road-survey/.
Hard copies of the surveys will also be provided and can be found and returned at the following locations:
√ Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays
√ Tosh Collins Community Center in Cazenovia Park, 2-8 p.m. weekdays
√ Division of Parks and Recreation office, Room 505, City Hall, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays
Surveys will remain open and accepted through April 30. It is anticipated feedback and data will be reviewed and assessed thereafter, with a tentative goal for a decision by Memorial Day.