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Cazenovia Park–South Park System is located in New York
Cazenovia Park–South Park System
Location in New York
Cazenovia Park–South Park System is located in the United States
Cazenovia Park–South Park System
Location in the United States
Location South Park, NW along McKinley Pkwy. to Cazenovia Park, NW along McKinley Pkwy. to Heacock Park, Buffalo, New York
Area 366.1 acres (148.2 ha)
Architect Frederick Law Olmsted
MPS Olmsted Parks and Parkways TR
NRHP reference No. 82005028
Added to NRHP March 30, 1982

Cazenovia Park–South Park System is a historic park system located in the South Buffalo neighborhood at Buffalo in Erie County, New York. The interconnected set of parkways and parks was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as part of his parks plan for the city of Buffalo.


The park system was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, and consists of the following elements:

Heacock Place

A three-acre (1.2 ha) park site that forms the beginning of the Cazenovia Park–South Park System.

McKinley Parkway

Connects Heacock Place to South Park. Named for President William McKinley (formerly Southside Parkway).

McClellan Circle

A 500-foot (150 m) right-of-way at the juncture of McKinley Parkway, Red Jacket Parkway, Choate Avenue, and Whitfield Avenue. Named for General George B. McClellan (formerly Woodside Circle).

Red Jacket Parkway

Connects McClellan Circle to Cazenovia Park. Named for Seneca orator Red Jacket.

Cazenovia Park

An irregularly shaped rectangular parkland plot bisected by Cazenovia Creek. The park features a branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, swimming pool, golf course, and baseball fields. Contributing structures are the Cazenovia Park Casino (1912) and Shelter House (1902).

McKinley Circle

Traversed by McKinley Parkway and Dorrance Avenue; connects McKinley Parkway to South Park (formerly South Parkway Circle).

South Park

An irregularly shaped square parkland plot of 155 acres (63 ha). The main entrance is at the intersection of McKinley Parkway and South Park Avenue. The park is home to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Recreational development of the park began in 1915 with the golf course. Contributing structures are the South Park Botanical Gardens Conservatory (1889, rebuilt 1930) and Golf Shelter (ca. 1927).

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