Delaware Park encompasses 350 acres (141.6 hectares) in Buffalo, New York. It is more than just a park; it contains some of Buffalo’s top cultural attractions. With a lake, casino, zoo, theater performances and miles of walking trails, this park will keep you entertained for days.
In 1857, American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed the world-famous Central Park in New York City. Delaware Park, which he designed a decade later, is often called “Buffalo’s Central Park.”
Hoyt Lake is the park’s biggest attraction. Between June and September, rent a rowboat to explore the lake. Swimming is not permitted, but fishing is allowed if you have a license.
Marcy Casino is one of the park’s most recognizable landmarks. Once used as a boathouse, this statuesque building is now a popular venue for events.
Enjoy the tranquility of Rumsey Woods in the southern portion of the park along Hoyt Lake. Step into the fragrant rose gardens, where dozens of flowerbeds burst into bloom during the warmer months.
If you visit during the summer, stop by the Tudor-style stage behind the rose gardens to watch Shakespeare in Delaware Park. As a large outdoor Shakespeare festival, this free event attracts international theater talent.
Play a round on the 18-hole golf course or head to the tennis courts for a match. Put together a team to use the baseball diamonds, basketball courts and fields for football, soccer and rugby. Your kids will find three playgrounds within the park.
Don’t miss the famous replica of Michelangelo's David. This large bronze statue is located just south of the Scajaquada Expressway.
Several museums flank Delaware Park’s borders. On the northern side, the Buffalo History Museum offers fascinating exhibits about the area’s past. See an extensive collection of contemporary art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on the park’s western border. On the opposite side of the park is the Buffalo Zoo.
Delaware Park is open during the day throughout the year, although many of its attractions are seasonal. General parking and admission are free.
Situated in Buffalo, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buffalo History Museum and Albright - Knox Art Gallery. Buffalo Zoo and Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Buffalo, this vacation home is close to Delaware Park, Buffalo Zoo, and Albright - Knox Art Gallery. Also nearby are Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House and Buffalo History Museum.
Situated in Buffalo, this hotel is close to Buffalo State College, Albright - Knox Art Gallery, and Buffalo Zoo. Also nearby are Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House and Burchfield Penny Art Center.
Situated in Buffalo, this hotel is close to Elmwood Village, Albright - Knox Art Gallery, and Kleinhans Music Hall. Also nearby are Wilcox Mansion - Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site and Buffalo Zoo.
Located in Downtown Buffalo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Main Place Mall and Coca-Cola Field. Pierce - Arrow Museum and Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Downtown Buffalo, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Cofeld Judaic Museum, African American Cultural Center, and Benjaman Gallery. Wilcox Mansion - Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site and Buffalo General Medical Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).
This downtown hotel is a half-mile from First Niagara Center and Coca-Cola Field; Niagara Falls is 20 miles away.
Located in Downtown Buffalo, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fountain Plaza, Wilcox Mansion - Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, and Coca-Cola Field. Kleinhans Music Hall and Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).