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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Presentation to the Buffalo Fiscal Stability Board

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Published on March 19, 2009

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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Presentation Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority November 24, 2008

 

GROUNDBREAKING July 1, 2004 Groundbreaking Intermunicipal agreement between Buffalo, Erie County & Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

July 1, 2004

Groundbreaking Intermunicipal agreement between

Buffalo,

Erie County &

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

ECONOMIC IMPACT

ECONOMIC IMPACT # of Employees 2008: 166 2007: 118 2006: 111 2005: 175 2004: 93

# of Employees

2008: 166

2007: 118

2006: 111

2005: 175

2004: 93

ECONOMIC IMPACT $9.1 million paid in salaries

$9.1 million paid in salaries

ECONOMIC IMPACT 1000 workfare Trained, 90 hired by BOPC

1000 workfare

Trained,

90 hired by BOPC

ECONOMIC IMPACT Real Estate Values 76% increase in property values around Delaware Park since 2004

Real Estate Values

76% increase in property values around Delaware Park since 2004

ECONOMIC IMPACT Repairs and Maintenance $269,319 Landscaping Supplies $281,670

Repairs and Maintenance $269,319

Landscaping Supplies $281,670

ECONOMIC IMPACT $1.28 million raised, 2008

$1.28 million raised, 2008

ECONOMIC IMPACT 200 + vendors Payout $4 million in expenses

200 + vendors

Payout $4 million in expenses

ECONOMIC IMPACT

ECONOMIC IMPACT

ECONOMIC IMPACT Positive impact on surrounding neighborhoods, businesses and the community as a whole.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

CULTURAL IMPACT “ Buffalo’s historic Olmsted parks are the most intact in the nation” Charles Beveridge, 11/2008

“ Buffalo’s historic Olmsted parks are the most intact in the nation”

Charles Beveridge, 11/2008

PROGRESS October 12, 2006 Surprise Ice Storm

October 12, 2006 Surprise Ice Storm

PROGRESS Facts: Maintain 1200 acres of historic parkland, year round Planted 2000 + trees to date Produced & updated Tree Inventory 900 acres of grass mowed weekly/seasonal 5 incidents of graffiti handled weekly

Facts:

Maintain 1200 acres of historic parkland, year round

Planted 2000 + trees to date

Produced & updated Tree Inventory

900 acres of grass mowed weekly/seasonal

5 incidents of graffiti handled weekly

PROGRESS MLK, Jr. Park – introduced park to 500 this summer w/ grand fundraising event, pathways built Delaware Park – new pathways, clearing vista, management of Marcy Casino, rebuilding Hoyt Lake trail Riverside Park – Minnow pool reconstruction

MLK, Jr. Park – introduced park to 500 this summer w/ grand fundraising event, pathways built

Delaware Park – new pathways, clearing vista, management of Marcy Casino, rebuilding Hoyt Lake trail

Riverside Park – Minnow pool reconstruction

PROGRESS Front Park – landscape enhancements Cazenovia Park – Landscape enhancements South Park – Bog Gardens, roadway repairs

Front Park – landscape enhancements

Cazenovia Park – Landscape enhancements

South Park – Bog Gardens, roadway repairs

PROGRESS Boating on Hoyt Lake returned in 2008 25,000 + attend Olmsted fundraising Gala & Party for the Parks Olmsted Circles – rebuilt, relit

Boating on Hoyt Lake returned in 2008

25,000 + attend Olmsted fundraising Gala & Party for the Parks

Olmsted Circles – rebuilt, relit

PARTNERSHIPS 4500 volunteer hours in 2008 Value $67,500

4500 volunteer hours in 2008

Value $67,500

PARTNERSHIPS

PARTNERSHIPS

FUTURE IMPACT $1,000,000 in capital projects in 2008 Delaware- Scajaquada Creekside Trail Riverside Park - Minnow Pools MLK, Jr. Park – Wading Pool enhancements Front Park – awareness

$1,000,000 in capital projects in 2008

Delaware- Scajaquada Creekside Trail

Riverside Park - Minnow Pools

MLK, Jr. Park – Wading Pool enhancements

Front Park – awareness

FUTURE IMPACT Volunteer Guild Programming

Volunteer Guild Programming

INVESTMENT $10 per resident vs. $80 nationally

BUFFALO’S RENAISSANCE 21 st Century Plan – Rebuilding the parks, Rejuvenating the city

21 st Century Plan –

Rebuilding the parks,

Rejuvenating the city

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