Frederick Law Olmsted’s Buffalo Tour

Frederick Law Olmsted’s Buffalo Tour

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Join WXXI  as we travel through Frederick Law Olmsted’s Buffalo!

Frederick Law Olmsted was among the first to regard landscape architecture as a profession and a fine art – in fact, with Calvert Vaux he virtually created that profession.  Olmsted was also, far and away, the most eminent and successful person ever to practice it in this country. He was co-designer of Central Park, head of the first Yosemite commission, leader of the campaign to protect Niagara Falls, designer of the U.S. Capitol Grounds, site planner for the Great White City of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, planner of Boston’s “Emerald Necklace” of green space, and created park systems in many other cities. Olmsted’s park and parkway system in Buffalo, N.Y. is the oldest integrated system in America and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This event is now SOLD-OUT.

We have worked closely with the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to craft an informative and enjoyable day trip. A schedule of the day is as follows:

8:00am:    Depart WXXI. Please arrive by 7:45 for check in and light refreshments.

9:30:    Arrive at the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park. Depart on the morning tour, including Delaware Park, Riverside

Park and Front Park.

11:45:  Arrive at the historic Marcy Casino for lunch.

12:45pm:  Depart on the afternoon tour, including MLK Jr. Park, Cazenovia Park and the South Park Botanical Gardens.

3:30:    Depart for Rochester.

5:00:    Return to WXXI.

Please keep in mind that this tour includes a significant amount of walking, with some stairs and uneven terrain. Good walking shoes are strongly advised!