Parks are an essential part of community life in Buffalo. Neighborhood parks are where we spend time with friends, family, or to let the kids play. They connect people to nature, improve community health, and keep our city cooler in the summer.

Buffalo has some great parks, but they could be even better. Trust for Public Land partnered with Mayor Byron W. Brown and the City of Buffalo, and Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to release the Buffalo Parks Master Plan, the city’s first comprehensive parks plan in 40 years. While nearly 89% of residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park, the Master Plan highlights targeted improvements to increase equitable access, add amenities like picnic areas and walking trails, enhance park safety with better lighting, and more, all to improve the Buffalo parks we know and love.

With extensive community input and demographic data analysis, this plan can help strategically update and improve Buffalo parks to better serve all residents—giving Buffalonians more reason to celebrate their park system!

To view the Master Plan and interactive park maps, or learn more about the City of Buffalo parks system, visit:


Download the Master Plan


Master Plan Appendices