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The Riverline will be a nature trail and greenway that links downtown Buffalo to the Buffalo River.

The Land Conservancy is developing The Riverline based on a vision created by the community. Once completed, The Riverline will transform the former DL&W rail corridor along the Buffalo River into a vibrant and engaging nature trail everyone can enjoy—right in the city, only minutes from downtown.

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Concept Designs for The Riverline

After four years of public engagement, these concepts are built around a common theme: The Riverline as a place of Refuge.

 

The Riverline will provide a place for residents to find refuge, in whatever ways they define it: a place of security, a place of shelter; a place of safety; a place for small social gatherings; a place of sanctuary. The Riverline is a place of coming together and a place of personal growth: a place where we can find ourselves amongst a living history and heritage along our shared waterfront.

Moore St Gateway
Moore St Gateway

Chicago St Welcome Garden
Chicago St Welcome Garden

Double Bridge
Double Bridge

Moore St Gateway
Moore St Gateway

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Take a deeper dive into the Concept Designs with the videos below

The Riverline Concept Design 
Introducing The Riverline 
The Riverline as a Game Changer 
Elements of The Riverline
Neighborhood Ambassador 
Ecology of The Riverline 

Funding for this phase of work comes in part through an Environmental Protection Fund grant (EPF #180842) administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funding is provided by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York Blue Fund; The First Niagara Foundation in partnership with KeyBank; Moog Inc.; an Erie Canalway IMPACT grant awarded by the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund funded in part through the generous support of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor; Nancy and Tom Smith; Peggy and Jay Elliott; Kathy Lasher and Scott Bieler; and other individual community donors. The Land Conservancy continues to seek additional funding for The Riverline.