First plan for re-imagined LaSalle Park revealed

Posted at 10:06 AM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-04 13:21:22-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Imagine LaSalle Initiative has unveiled their initial design vision for LaSalle Park.

The initiative is a partnership between the City of Buffalo, University at Buffalo Regional Institute and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.

The plan for the new, re-imagined LaSalle Park includes:

  • repaired athletic fields
  • quadrupling the number of walking paths
  • more opportunities for sports
  • a 5K loop
  • more than three miles of cycling paths
  • enhanced dog run
  • closer parking
  • an "outcrop" feature for safely launching kayaks and canoes
  • a "lagoon" to attract migratory birds

LaSalle park will be renamed Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park after the redesign. It was shown through a 16- by 6-foot model which will be on display at various locations throughout the city for public viewing and additional feedback until May 24. Displays are planned for the following locations:

  • Buffalo Central Library (5/4 - 5/8)
  • Canalside Pavilion Tent (5/9 - 5/14)
  • LaSalle Park Pool Building (5/16 - 5/19)
  • Northland Workforce Training Center (5/20 - 5/24)