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Ralph Wilson Park Bridge: Community watch parties!

Please check our Instagram for up-to-the minute updates.  The Ralph Wilson Park Bridge is in Buffalo on 716 DAY!  Join us for a 716 DAY celebration! There will be 2 community watch parties starting around 12:30pm. We anticipate the first barge carrying sections of the Ralph Wilson Park Bridge will pass through around 1:00pm. Join…

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A New Bridge Down An Old Canal

The Erie Canal is a huge part of the historic identity of New York State. While this man-made waterway transformed our nation and state’s history, it’s a part of our park’s story as well. This month, a new bridge to connect communities to a park built for the present and future, relies on the past…

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Community Kick-Off to Summer Was a Blast!

THANK YOU to the more than 700+ community members who attended our summer kick-off party on Sunday, June 30th! We were beyond thrilled with the turn out and the ENERGY! Check out our photos to see the fun for yourself! THANK YOU to our partners – you all helped make our first summer event at…

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Partner with Ralph Wilson Park: Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities 

The Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy invites businesses to partner with us and take advantage of unique opportunities to engage with our diverse community. As a sponsor, your business will benefit from extensive visibility and exclusive event participation. The Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy is an independent non-profit, and your donation is tax deductible.  Why Sponsor the…

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Construction Watch: July 2024

Something BIG is on its way to Ralph Wilson Park! It started in 2018 when the community driven design project, Imagine LaSalle, identified that the community’s #1 priority is better, safer access to Ralph Wilson Park. In 2020, a community-based design competition resulted in the selection of schlaich bergman partners (sbp), known for its creative, stylish, sustainable design of long-span…

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Baseball as Heritage

Few things represent quintessential American heritage like the game of baseball. Playing baseball and softball has a long history. In places dedicated to keeping the game alive, it is also a legacy for the future. Thanks to improvements coming to the lakefront, baseball, softball and tball at the new Ralph Wilson Park will be around…

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Construction Watch: June 2024

This past month, construction focused on: Excavating the inlet; Shaping and grading the Great Lawn on the south end of the park; and Building the bridge abutment of the new pedestrian bridge (the structure that connects the bridge deck to the ground). For context, the pic on the left below is a rendering of the…

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Community Gathers for Update on Ralph Wilson Park

Last week, almost 200 members of the Buffalo and West Side community came out to Waterfront Elementary School to hear about the progress of work being done at Ralph Wilson Park. In the year since our last community meeting, construction has started on Phase 1 of the park, with teams working year-round to ensure that…

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Q&A From Update to the Community

Below are the responses to the questions we received online following our May 7, 2024 Update to the Ralph Wilson Park Community. If you have additional questions, please email info@RWParkBuffalo.org and we will respond. Thank you! How many phases are anticipated in this project? We anticipate that the current project contains 2 phases. We are…

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