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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Important Updates to Buffalo’s Recovery From the Covid-19 Pandemic 08-09-21

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Mayor Byron W. Brown announced 10 City splash pads will be open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. tonight to offer residents an extra hour to cool down.

“When the heat index pushes into the 90s, we are pleased to keep the splash pads open an extra hour and encourage residents to take advantage of this way to beat the heat,” Mayor Brown said. “I also remind residents to be cautious about over-exertion during this week’s high heat and excessive humidity. Please check on your older family members, neighbors and friends to make sure they are staying cool and hydrated.”

Weather conditions will be evaluated on a daily basis to decide if splash pads will remain open until 8 p.m. Here’s the list of City of Buffalo Splash pads:

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park - foot of Porter Ave. Allison Park - Reese St., adjacent to Asarese Matters Center

Masten Park - Best St., adjacent to Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavilion MLK Jr. Park Basin - Best St. and Fillmore Ave.

Lanigan Park - South Park Ave., west of Louisiana St. Lincoln Park - foot of Quincy St.

Cazenovia Park - behind the park casino Houghton Park - foot of Spahn St.

Schiller Park - Sprenger St. side of park Roosevelt Park - foot of Roosevelt Av

The Kensington Park splash pad is closed while pool is under reconstruction.

Swimmers can cool down at two of the City’s indoor pools. The Cazenovia-Connors, Kait, Harrity Memorial Pool and Lovejoy pools are now open for lap swimming. Both pools are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


It’s Bulk Trash Week in the Ellicott District


The City’s Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets has kicked-off the Late Summer/Fall 2021 Bulk Trash schedule. During the week of August 8th, crews will be picking up bulk trash in the Ellicott District.

Residents are reminded to have their bulk trash items at the curb as collection will take place through Saturday, August 14.

The 2021 Late Summer/Fall Bulk Trash Schedule is:

Ellicott District – Week of Aug. 8 

Fillmore District – Week of Aug. 15 

Niagara District – Week of Aug. 22 

Masten District – Week of Aug. 29 

Lovejoy District – Week of Sept. 12 

South District – Week of Sept. 19 

Delaware District – Week of Sept. 26 

North District – Week of Oct. 3 

University District – Week of Oct. 17

Curbside bulk trash piles cannot exceed 12 ft. long, 3 ft. wide and 3 ft. high.

Electronic trash, such as televisions and computers, are not allowed to be placed in bulk trash.

Residents can dispose of electronic trash at 1120 Seneca Street, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - Noon. The Seneca Street E-Waste station is also open for drop-offs on the first Saturday of every month, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Senior Citizens and disabled residents may call 311 to make special arrangements for pickup.

Tires are not permitted to be disposed of in bulk trash. The City will hold its next Tire Drop-Off on Saturday, September 11th. Tires can be dropped off on those dates at the Broadway Garage, 197 Broadway, from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Buffalo’s City Hall Dome and Landmark Illumination Team Sites Will Be Lit Up Scarlet Red, Blue and White Tuesday Night for Buffalo Bisons “Reopening Day”

Downtown Buffalo will be light up Tuesday, August 10 to welcome the Buffalo Bisons back home to Sahlen Field for the first Buffalo home game in 700 days. The Herd has called Trenton, NJ home for the first half of the 2021 season to make room for the Toronto Blue Jays. Mayor Brown is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at Tuesday night’s game against the Rochester Red Wings.

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