Access to the park is provided at three entrances: Porter Ave., Hudson St., and Lakefront Blvd. At the Porter entrance, visitors can arrive by bike, foot, or car. When entering at Hudson, visitors will soon cross over a signature pedestrian bridge on foot or bike, currently under construction (the original bridge is still in place for crossing). Visitors arriving via Lakefront can enter by foot or bike, but not by car.
From I-190 North & South: Take Exit 9, Porter Ave.
Turn left onto DAR Drive
There are six NFTA bus lines with stops within a 10 minute walk from the park entrances. Bus #22, #5, & #3 all have stops less than a mile from the park.
On Foot & Bike
The Empire State Trail, the 750-mile train connecting bicyclists and hikers across New York State, runs through the park, providing access from Buffalo Harbor State Park through Tonawanda, and across the New York State.
The new pedestrian bridge will increase neighborhood access. The first phase of park construction includes a new pedestrian bridge connecting the park to the neighborhood east of the 190.
We are working with the various mapping tools to update the name of the park in their systems to Ralph Wilson Park. In the meantime, here’s a Google Maps link to the center of the park.