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Olmsted Parks

Olmsted Parks
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Frederick Law Olmsted believed parks were places where city dwellers could enjoy scenery designed to “refresh and delight the eye, and through the eye, the mind and spirit.” This philosophy inspired Buffalo’s park and parkway system—a wealth of cultural gems that sparkle in virtually every neighborhood. In Buffalo, Olmsted created the first of its kind—an interconnected park system that is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Although none of the Olmsted Parks are located in Downtown, their beauty and amenities are always worth the trip.