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Splish Splash Summer Bash Celebration & Press Conference

By June 23, 2017No Comments


Join us at the splash pad in MLK Jr. Park

Contact: Amber Ciesiulka
Public Relations Specialist

Contact: Stephanie Crockatt
Executive Director
716/838-1249, ext. 16

 Contact: Lorey Schultz
Deputy Director of Communications

Who:                 Stephanie L. Crockatt, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Julie R. Snyder, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
Mayor Byron W. Brown, City of Buffalo
Assemblymember Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, District 141
Councilman Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr., Masten District Common Council Member
Zeneta B. Everhart, NYS Senator Timothy M. Kennedy 63rd District
What: Celebrate the start of summer and school summer vacation at the official opening of the MLK Jr. Park splash pad

 Activities includes: BlueCross BlueShield Healthy Zone Cruiser, splash pad activities, face-painting, balloon art, arts and crafts and healthy snacks

When: Monday, June 26, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Press conference: 12:00
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Park Splash Pad (by the MLK Casino)
Best Street and Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14211


The five-acre MLK splash pad, a designated BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Healthy Zone, is part of the city’s $4.5 million all-season water attraction that opened during the summer of 2013. It is a reflecting pool during the spring and fall and an ice rink during the winter.

Beginning June 26, 2017 through Labor Day, the splash pad will be open everyday from 11:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. (weather dependent).


About the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system that consists of 850 acres of beautifully designed historic parks, parkways and circles. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a not-for-profit, membership-based, community organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations. More than 2.5 million people use Buffalo’s historic, award-winning Olmsted Park system annually for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation. The parks were designed by America’s first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted more than 148 years ago. Basic maintenance of the parks has been greatly improved since the 2004 groundbreaking public-private agreement with the City of Buffalo and Erie County. Since that time, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, now partnering with the City of Buffalo, has retained full responsibility for the management and care of these green spaces which are listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Most recently, the American Planning Association recognized Delaware Park as one of the 2014 Great Places in America and The Guardian named the Olmsted park system as one of the best park systems in the world.

The Buffalo Olmsted Park System includes: 

Six parks: Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo, Delaware Park in Delaware/Parkside District, Front Park at the Peace Bridge, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Fillmore Avenue, Riverside Park at Niagara and Tonawanda Street, and South Park at McKinley Parkway
Seven parkways: Bidwell, Chapin, Lincoln, McKinley, Porter, Red Jacket, and Richmond
Eight landscaped traffic circles: Agassiz, Colonial, Ferry, Gates, McClellan, McKinley, Soldiers, and Symphony