BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 6TH, DELAWARE PARK’S RING ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC AS PART OF BUFFALO’S CONTINUING PUBLIC SAFETY EFFORT TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.
By limiting the number of vehicles traveling and parking on Ring Road, park space will be maximized for passive uses like walking, jogging, and biking.
Mayor Brown stated, “I want to emphasize the importance of being physically distant while getting exercise in our parks. We continue to hear reports of residents playing basketball or other sports. These activities involve physical contact and can aid in spreading the coronavirus. Your health, your family’s health, your neighbor’s health, everyone’s health is on the line right now. Parks remain open but for passive use only. All playgrounds, skate parks, athletic fields and courts, golf courses and park facilities are closed. Buffalo Police will be patrolling to ensure compliance.”
“Public safety during this unprecedented time requires that we all do our part and follow leadership decisions,” said Stephanie Crockatt, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Executive Director. “As the essential nonprofit partner managing and caring for the city’s Olmsted parks, the Conservancy thanks Mayor Brown for his directives pertaining to Delaware Park, and urges patrons to comply in reducing density issues in any city park. Partnerships and cooperation are vital. Sincere gratitude goes to the Zoo for opening their parking lot to the public. We owe it to each other and our families to do our best, so please take heart, stay smart and keep six feet apart.”