Vision

Vision & Mission Statement:

Vision:

To protect and preserve over 100 acres of Lake Erie waterfront land dedicated for public use and recreation by creating a modern park for the benefit of the people of Western New York.

Mission:

  • Gather support from all facets of our community – individuals, organizations and government – to secure this land;
  • Create public access to the Outer Harbor
  • Connect green-ways and bike-ways from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie according to Olmsted’s original vision;
  • Use Olmsted’s vision to complete his original plan for a lakefront park for Buffalo and dedicate the park to him;
  • Deploy sustainable practices throughout.
  • Improve quality of life in Western New York by providing recreational opportunities for all people to gather, celebrate, contemplate and engage in activities that promote health, well-being, community and the environment.

Why:

This land happens to be the largest parcel of available urban waterfront land in the Northeast and we see it as vital to the rebirth of Buffalo as the “Queen City.”  A waterfront park would be the best possible of use of this land creating the greatest return for the population.  We are a civic-minded group in WNY actively lobbying for public access of our waterfront i.e. the common good, allied with like Western New York Environmental AllianceBuffalo Urban Outdoor Education and Buffalo Young Preservationists (for a full list of our partners, see here).   Buffalo is the largest city in the northeast that can view a sunset over water, but the best vantage point lies inaccessible and unused.

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