Buffalo Olmsted Parks celebrate 150 years with 'Olmsted-ucation' Week

Posted at 4:42 AM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 08:05:30-04

2018 marks the 150th year of when Frederick Law Olmsted changed Buffalo's landscape.

The Buffalo Parks Conservancy will honor the landscape architect with 'Olmsted-ucation' week and a number of events to celebrate his lasting legacy.

The Conservancy will launch a new app that includes an event calendar, trivia and an augmented reality attraction. It's available for both Apple and Android users.

Olmsted-ucation Week will include a volunteer Earth Day cleanup of Delaware Park, a book signing with a local Olmsted scholar to celebrate Olmsted’s 196th birthday, and the release of the South Park Arboretum feasibility study.

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks system includes six parks: Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo, Delaware Park in Delaware and Parkside District, Front Park at the Peace Bridge, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Fillmore Avenue, Riverside Park at Niagara and Tonawanda Street, and South Park at McKinley Parkway. It also includes seven parkways and eight landscaped traffic circles. 

You can find more information here.