Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Alpha-Buffalo: D is for Delaware Park

Rose Garden at Delaware Park
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Delaware Park, one of Frederick Law Olmstead’s first three parks in the Buffalo area, is a 350-acre park with numerous features and even more events throughout the year.

The restoration of the park in recent years has included a new playground, restoration of the Rose Garden, improvements to Marcy Casino and new trees. Other features include the Parkside Lodge, home of the Delaware Meadows Golf Course Pro Shop, the Japanese Garden, Hoyt Lake and Shakespeare Hill, home of the free outdoor Shakespeare festival, Shakespeare in Delaware Park.

Sports amenities at the park include an 18-hole golf course, softball and baseball diamonds, lawn bowling courts, tennis courts, football/soccer/rugby fields, basketball courts, picnic tables and playgrounds.

Delaware Park is bordered by a number of other Buffalo cultural jewels, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo History Museum and the Buffalo Zoo.

Find out more about Delaware Park and Buffalo’s other Olmstead Parks and Parkways at www.bfloparks.org

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