Ever wondered about:
- the stories behind the iconic Ivy Bridge?
- how the Statue of David came to be a landmark in Delaware Park?
- the history behind the Bridge of the Three Americas (which happens to be one of the places to get an amazing view of Hoyt Lake and the Marcy Casino)?
- the mystery of the concrete ring between Shakespeare Hill and Hoyt Lake? (hint: Gazebo)
Fans of “Gala Water,” as Hoyt Lake was originally called, are invited to view its sights and learn its history and lore during the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 2nd SaturdayWalking Tours Around Hoyt Lake.
Two 90-minute tours will depart from the grand staircase at Lincoln Parkway and Hoyt Lake every 2nd Saturday of the month from June to September.
Olmsted Parks members enjoy a 50% discount on all official guided walking and bike tours, including this! Sign up or renew at http://bfloparks.org/
Tour Dates this summer:
June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8
Morning tour: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon tour: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
To ensure a good experience for everyone, each tour is capped at 10 attendees.
$10 per person
Olmsted Parks members enjoy a 50% discount!
Not a member? Sign up/renew at http://bfloparks.org/
To purchase your ticket(s) for any tour:
Please visit https://www.bfloparks.org/
Tour departs from the grand staircase at Lincoln Parkway and Hoyt Lake
199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14222
Free Parking is available along Lincoln Parkway
For June, August and September: Jim Mendola, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Volunteer Archivist (July’s tour guide TBA)
Just in case you need another reason to become a member:
Besides a special discount on your ticket, Olmsted Parks members can also enjoy exclusive perks at our membership park partners! Learn more at http://bfloparks.org/
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Celebrating 150 Years of Olmsted in Buffalo!!
In 2018, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is celebrating the 150th year since Frederick Law Olmsted came to Buffalo and began his work to design and build our nation’s first urban park system! That means: More movie nights, guided tours, and a Grand Celebration Weekend in August! Take a sneak peek of the full calendar of events here or stay tuned for the next partner tip!
For any inquiries, please contact Zhi Phua at Zhi@bfloparks.org or call 716-838-1249, ext.31.