Imagine LaSalle


How does Buffalo Imagine LaSalle?

During the summer, 22 focus group members, 1,164 community members, and a team of local youth contributed their perspectives and ideas to help unveil how Buffalo sees the future of LaSalle Park. Watch the video for a glimpse into this process.


Learn what the community imagines for LaSalle Park

Read the full Imagine LaSalle Community Vision Report to explore LaSalle’s history and current context, see how people use LaSalle Park now, learn what people like and want to change about the park, and discover the big ideas the community has for the park’s future.
Download Imagine LaSalle Community Vision Report (PDF)


This is only the beginning

The Imagine LaSalle Community Vision Report is the starting line of a journey to build a vision that embraces the potential of LaSalle Park. Take the survey and join over 1,100 people who have already shared their ideas, then pass it along to friends, family, and co-workers.

Other exciting opportunities to have your voice heard are coming in the months ahead, so stay tuned.


Take the survey

Help shape a vision for LaSalle Park by sharing what you love about the park and what you imagine for its future.
Share your vision today!
The survey is available in these languages.

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Take the survey in Nepali

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Take the survey in Karen

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About the project

A Community Vision for Buffalo’s LaSalle Park

Parks are for everyone. Community voices from neighborhoods throughout the city and region will guide and shape a vision for LaSalle Park’s future. Whether you visit LaSalle Park on your daily run, or you stop by once a year for a big event, your opinions matter in defining a community vision for the park. Share your vision and let’s imagine LaSalle’s future together.

Focus Group to Guide Planning

Imagine LaSalle has assembled a focus group to guide vision planning and serve as ambassadors to the community throughout the project. Focus group composition is designed to represent the diversity of voices and cultures that regularly use LaSalle Park.

Focus Group members will spend the summer of 2018 exploring LaSalle Park and looking at inspirational examples of parks in other US cities. The following people have volunteered their time to help envision LaSalle Park’s future as part of the focus group:

Tuona Batchelor, Buffalo Quarters Historical Society
Dominic Bonifacio, West Side Little League Baseball/Softball
Dan Brady, Columbus Park Neighborhood
Jamil Crews, Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals
Mateo & Amanda Escobar, West Side International Soccer
Lacy Folga, Fargo Estates Neighborhood Association
Melissa Fratello, Buffalo Audubon Society
JP Gillespie, Sunday Skateshop
Renato Graham, Lakeview Family Homes
Ibrahim Iftin, Somali Bantu Community Organization of Buffalo
Lian Thluhlawng, Chin Community of Buffalo
Daniel Leong, Karen Society of Buffalo
Kevin Lynch, The Barkyard
Frank Lysiak, Waterfront Village
Marnetta Malcolm, Rick James Memorial Funk Festival
Deb O’Shea, Lakefront Commons
Christine Seibert, D’Youville College
Dinorah Santos, Marine Drive Apartments / The Belle Center
Charles and Christian Torres, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade of WNY
George Williams, Pine Harbor Apartments

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