Squaw Island Park - Buffalo, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rayman
N 42° 55.882 W 078° 54.005
17T E 671353 N 4755332
Quick Description: A new park located on the northern end of Squaw Island in the Blackrock section of Buffalo.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 9/18/2006 5:19:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMQTR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 154

Long Description:
This large hidden park can only be accessed by car by driving over the railroad swing bridge. The park is a converted landfill that is being redeveloped as a natural park for fishing, bird watching and picnicking, all of which totaled $11.5 million. At this time there isn't a lot present yet. There are no picnic tables or benches, just a lot of grassy areas and newly planted trees. A paved walking/bike path meanders around the park and island. It can also be accessed by bike from the swing bridge, just look for the Riverwalk signs along Niagara Street. When I visited, and when I drive past on the I-190, I see plenty of people fishing both in the River and the Canal.

The posted coordinates will take you to the entrance to the park off Niagara Street.
Name: Squaw Island Park

Street Location: Squaw Island, off Niagara Street

Local Municipality: City of Buffalo

State/Province, etc.: New York

Country: United States

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Established: 2004

Picnic Facilities: none

Recreational Facilities:
Plenty of fishing opportunities and a walking/bike path


Monuments/Statues: none

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): none

Fountains: none

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Niagara River and Black Rock Canal

Special Events: none

Traditional Geocaches:
Lock & Leak, Eh? (GCYM15)


Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

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