Delaware Park isn’t exactly a hidden gem of Buffalo. The 376 acre park borders the north end of the city, bridging the gap between the Elmwood Strip, and more upscale neighborhoods like Rumsey and Nottingham. The park is divided by Delaware Ave (hence the name), and both sides take on distinctly different personalities. The 243 acre eastern side is dubbed “Meadow Park” and features wide open expanses with tennis courts, a running track, baseball diamonds, and even a golf course. This is the far more populated side of the park, with the running track looking like a mini marathon race most days…people everywhere.
I prefer the eastern side of the park, the 133 acre section dubbed “Water Park”. When I lived on West Ferry for a stretch of almost three years during the end of my college days, this section of the park was within walking distance and I found myself spending time in the park quite often. Unfortunately I’m about a 5-10 minute drive from the park now, but that didn’t stop me from heading over there yesterday to take in some old sights and get some material for a quick write up. Check it out after the jump: