Proposal for 21st Century Park on Outer Harbor

Date(s) - Monday, Oct 13, 2014
12:00 pm

St. Matthias Episcopal Church


The proposal for the 21st Century Park will be discussed at the meeting of the East Aurora Garden Club at noon Monday, Oct. 13, in St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 374 Main St., East Aurora.

Joanne Bozer, former Erie County legislator, and Jeanne Kahn, chairman of the 21st Century Park, will give a presentation on the proposal for the park that would be situated on the Outer Harbor in Buffalo.

The park would include some of the innovative ideas Frederick Law Olmsted
originally proposed for a waterfront South Park. This never-realized plan included a picturesque canal connecting the waterfront with downtown Buffalo using electric boats and water taxis, activity islands accessible only by boat. the use of windmills to power lights, and islands for wildlife and birds.

The 21st Century Park would be a public park at the edge of the city, a place for residents of Erie County and beyond to enjoy Lake Erie and its beautiful sunset, a place to hike, bike, boat, and appreciate natural habitats year-round.

This program is especially timely because of the current public hearings on the uses for the Outer Harbor.