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Buffalo mayor adds new safety measures to Delaware Park

Closes Delaware Park loop to vehicle traffic
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Posted at 4:49 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 16:49:01-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced on Sunday that additional safety measures are being taken at Delaware Park.

Effective Monday, April 6, the park's loop will be closed to vehicular traffic. The City of Buffalo is partnering with the Buffalo Zoo to add additional parking for park-goers.

It is free to use the zoo's parking lot, but Mayor Brown is asking those who use it to make a donation, since the zoo is closed at this time.

The park loop is still open for those wanting to walk, run or ride their bicycle.

“As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Erie County continues to grow, we need to do more to try to stop the spread of the virus. Social distancing is our defense that can protect public health and safety. With the arrival of sunshine and warmer temperatures, many will want to spend more time outdoors, especially at the popular Delaware Park. But we need to do more to get park patrons to spread out. So today, I am announcing that we are closing the Delaware Park Loop to vehicular traffic. Pedestrians and bicyclists can still use the loop, only vehicles are restricted,” said the mayor.