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The Terrace at the Marcy Casino Input and Informational Session

By July 26, 2016October 10th, 2016No Comments


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Since February of 2016, a proposed ala carte restaurant on the upper level of the Marcy Casino has been in active discussion between the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Magnolia Events, the City of Buffalo and the community.

On Wednesday, July 27, the community is invited to attend the third input and informational session, which will be held in the cafeteria at Buffalo Seminary. Facilitated in collaboration with Dean Robert Shibley, attendees will hear a brief recap of the proposal and have an opportunity to give input, voice concerns or express reasons for support through breakout sessions. Details regarding the public process between the Conservancy, the City of Buffalo, Magnolia Events and the community will be addressed in evaluating proposed plans for this city-owned facility.

DATE: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Buffalo Seminary
205 Bidwell Parkway
Buffalo, NY  14222
TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.
Robert Shibley, Professor and Dean, UB School of Architecture & Planning
Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Additional representation from: D-District, City of Buffalo Parking Enforcement, City of Buffalo, Magnolia Events and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Attendees may state their opinion during face-to-face discussions via breakout groups, or by filling out the input cards that will distributed at the informational session, or by submitting their comments through the ‘Contact Us’ section of the Conservancy’s website at

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy will also discuss plans to establish an Olmsted neighbor ‘Advocacy Council’ which will be designed to address current and future park system communication in fostering ongoing community support and engagement.

For questions or additional information, please contact the Conservancy at 716-838-1249 ext. 10.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to the Ronald McDonald 5k run, street access and parking may be limited. Race begins at 6:30 p.m. and the race route is scheduled to include Bidwell Parkway, attendees are asked to plan accordingly.

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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, which consists of 850 acres of beautifully designed 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 145 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. In 2014, the American Planning Association recognized Delaware Park as one of the 2014 Great Places in America. Last year, The Guardian named Olmsted’s park system as one of the top ten parks 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, South Park at McKinley Parkway.

Seven Parkways

Bidwell, Chapin, Lincoln, McKinley, Porter, Red Jacket, and Richmond.
Eight Landscaped Circles

Agassiz, Colonial, Ferry, Gates, McClellan, Soldiers, and Symphony


Contact: Maureen Hanagan, Director of Marketing & Communications
Cell: 716/909-4454