The Conservancy today announced its exciting 2021 season of summer park events and activities featuring walking tours, movie nights, pop up concerts, and much more! There is something for everyone across the Olmsted Park System.
“As the park season is upon us, our dedicated staff have been hard at work to prepare for and support a fun filled calendar of events,” said Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director of Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. “While the Olmsted parks are a popular choice for numerous events, races, programs, youth sports, etc., the activities listed here are directly supported by the Conservancy with our amazing community partners and corporate sponsors. We are very thankful for the continued support we receive and are proud to announce activities in giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy beautiful Olmsted landscapes all season long.”
With a 40% increase in general park use since the health crisis began, the Conservancy remains determined to provide a high level of service to the community for fun, safe, and accessible events. All Conservancy events will follow current COVID-19 guidelines.
The Conservancy would like to give a special thanks to all 2021 summer program sponsors (in alphabetical order); Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, M&T Bank, MolinaCares Foundation and Wegmans.
June 12th – 2nd Saturday Walking Tour Around Hoyt Lake, presented by M&T Bank
June 21st – Happy FLOmingo Day! Stay tuned for a special announcement…
June 26th – Splish Splash Summer Bash at MLK Jr. Park, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
July 8th – 6 in 6 BPO Concert Series at Riverside Park, presented by Bank of America and Wegmans
July 15th – 6 in 6 BPO Concert Series at South Park, presented by Bank of America and Wegmans
July 22nd – 6 in 6 BPO Concert Series at Front Park, presented by Bank of America and Wegmans
July 29th – 6 in 6 BPO Concert Series at Cazenovia Park, presented by Bank of America and Wegmans
August 5th – 6 in 6 BPO Concert Series at MLK Jr. Park, presented by Bank of America and Wegmans
August 12th – 6 in 6 BPO Concert Series at Delaware Park, presented by Bank of America and Wegmans
August 14th – 2nd Saturday Walking Tour Around Hoyt Lake, presented by M&T Bank
August 20th – Back to School Party & Movie Night at Riverside Park, presented by MolinaCares Foundation
August 27th – 19th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Gala at Riverside Park
Don’t forget about Buffalo’s beautiful fall season!
September 11th – 2nd Saturday Walking Tour Around Hoyt Lake, presented by M&T Bank
September 17th – Family Movie Night at Riverside Park, presented by MolinaCares Foundation
October 9th – 2nd Saturday Walking Tour Around Hoyt Lake, presented by M&T Bank
The Conservancy offers additional activities which anyone can do daily as an individual or with friends and family. Golf at one of the three golf courses (Cazenovia, Delaware or South Park), go on a TREEventure scavenger hunt, presented by Univera Healthcare, around Hoyt Lake and South Park or take a self-guided walking tour.
For more information on all Conservancy supported summer events happening in your Olmsted parks, visit https://www.bfloparks.org/events/.
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 promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations. 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