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RWP Cited As Example of Leveraging Investments

February 16, 2023

As the Wilson Foundation continues to spend down its funds, Ralph Wilson Park used as example of stacking dollars and leveraging investments. Read more

Site Preparation Begins at Park

December 2, 2022

Phase one of construction begins at Ralph Wilson Park with site preparation and tree replacement process. Read more

RWPC Hires New Executive Director

October 4, 2022

The Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy Board of Director announced that it hired Katie Campos as its inaugural executive director. Read more

Bell Ringer Podcast

August 3, 2022

Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy Board Members Marnetta Malcolm and JJ Tighe talk with Invest Buffalo Niagara’s Greg Pokriki about plans for the new park, the decision-making process behind the investment, and more. Read more

Park Project Continues to Grow in Scope

November 29, 2021

As additional partners come on board and additional needs and opportunities are identified, the scope of Ralph Wilson Park continues to grow. Read more

Additional Funds Will Support Dog Park and Gardens

March 30, 2021

Additional funding from the estates of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.’s daughters, Edith Wilson and Linda Bogdan, have been designated for the reconstruction of the dog park and the new entry gardens, as well as to the Conservancy to support ongoing maintenance of the gardens. Read more

Conservancy Formed to Oversee Ralph Wilson Park

January 27, 2021

The Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy has been created to lead operations and management of Ralph Wilson Park, the former LaSalle Park undergoing a $110M community-led transformation. Read Buffalo News Article | Read BizJournals Article

Pedestrian Bridge Receives Funding

April 16, 2020

Funding is now in place to design and build a signature bridge linking the park to the West Side neighborhood, a key contribution to our goal of increasing access to park space and the waterfront. Read more

A Playland ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

October 3, 2019

Community members met with playground designers to review the design for the custom playground being built based on the community’s – and kids’ – input. Read More

Redesign of LaSalle Park Solicits input from Kids

September 12, 2019

Kids were given the opportunity to show what they would like to see as design development for the playgarden continues. Read more

Kids & Parents meet with Landscape Architects to Share Ideas

September 5, 2019

Renowned landscape architects from MVVA will meet with community members to share work done to date and hear the community’s feedback and ideas for the reimagined LaSalle Park. Read more

Ralph Wilson’s Biggest Gift Yet – $50M to Transform LaSalle Park

October 17, 2018

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced plans to transform LaSalle Park into a world-class destination with increased access to greenspace and the waterfront through a community-driven design initiative. Read more