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Delaware Park 

Delaware Park is Buffalo’s central park, occupying 376 acres (152 hectares) of meadow, lake, and forest areas. Initially called the Park by Olmsted, the park was later renamed Delaware Park because of its proximity to Delaware Avenue. Delaware Park includes the 243-acre (98 hectares) Meadow Park in the east and the 133-acre (54 hectares) Water Park in the west, which was originally a 43-acre (17 hectares) lake. In summer, rowboats are available for rent at the picturesque Hoyt Lake. Other points of interest in Delaware Park include a Japanese garden and rose garden.

Delaware Park, Buffalo (New York State)

Delaware Park by Andre Carrotflower
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is located on the park’s western edge, overlooking Hoyt Lake. The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society is situated on the park’s northern edge, overlooking Scajaquada Creek. Buffalo Zoo is located on the east side of Meadow Park, occupying 23.5 acres (10 hectares) and home to a collection of wild and exotic animals. The park is also the home of Shakespeare in Delaware Park, a free outdoor Shakespeare festival held during the summer months. Sports amenities at Delaware Park include a golf course, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and a soccer field.

Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park, Buffalo (New York State_

Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park by Andre Carrotflower 

Location: Parkside and Elmwood Avenues, Buffalo, NY 14214

Website: Olmsted Parks Conservancy

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