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Delaware Park-Front Park System is a historic park system and national historic district located in the northern and western sections of Buffalomarker in Erie County, New Yorkmarker. The park system was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and developed between 1868 and 1876.

The system encompasses the following parts:

1) Delaware Park: It is the centerpiece of the Buffalo, New York parks system and located in the North Buffalo neighborhood. The park was named simply The Park by Olmsted; it was later renamed Delaware Park because of its proximity to Delaware Avenue, Buffalo's mansion rowmarker. It is divided into two areas: the 243-acre "Meadow Park" on the east and the 133-acre "Water Park", with what was originally a 43-acre lake, on the west. The 12-acre ravine and picnic grove on the south side of the lake comprise a subdivision of the latter. A widening of Scajaquada Creek, which flows westward through the park, is called Hoyt Lake (originally Mirror Lake). The lake was a feature during the Pan-American Exposition. The Scajaquada Expressway bisects the park west to east.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallerymarker occupies the park's western edge, overlooking Hoyt Lake, and the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society is situated on its northern edge, overlooking Scajaquada Creek. The park is also home to a noted replica of Michelangelo's David. The park is home to Shakespeare in Delaware Park, a summer tradition since the mid-1970s, and the second-largest outdoor Shakespeare festival in the United Statesmarker (after New York Citymarker's). It is also the location of the Buffalo Zoomarker on the east side of "Meadow Park. The park also has a golf course, four baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and a soccer field.

Contributing structures are: Caretakers Cottage (1889); Lincoln Parkway Bridge (1900),designed by Green and Wicks; Rose Garden Pergola (1912); Stone Bridge (ca. 1887), the only remaining structure from the original Olmsted plan; Parkside Lodge (1914); Rumsey Shelter House (1900); Main Zoo Building (1935-1940); Shelter House (ca. 1900); and Elephant House (ca. 1912). Located adjacent to the park are the Parkside East Historic Districtmarker and Parkside West Historic Districtmarker, both added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

2) Gates Circle (originally Chapin Place): Originally a five acre plot, 500 feet by 420 feet, at the intersection of Delaware Avenue, West Ferry Street, and Chapin Parkway. The circle's center contains a monumental sunken fountain constructed in 1904.

3) Chapin Parkway: Connects Gates Circle and Soldier's Place; 1,904 feet in length.

4) Soldier's Place: Consists of an area 700 feet in diameter, 8.8 acres, at the juncture of Bidwell Parkway, Lincoln Parkway, Bird Avenue, and Chapin Parkway. Frank Lloyd Wright's William R.marker Heath Housemarker (1904) overlooks the circle at Bird Avenue.

5) Lincoln Parkway: A 200 foot wide, 9 acre thoroughfare, connecting Soldier's Place to Delaware Park; 1,965 feet in length.

6) Bidwell Parkway: A 200 foot wide, 10.7 acre thoroughfare, connecting Colonial Circle to Soldier's Place; 2,323 feet in length. At its intersection with Soldier's Place is a large bronze sculpture by Larry Griffiths titled Birds in Flight (1980).

7) Colonial Circle (formerly Bidwell Place): A 5.4 acre plot, 510 feet by 465 feet, at the intersection of Richmond Avenue, Bidwell Parkway, and Lafayette Street. The circle's center contains an equestrian statue of General Daniel D. Bidwell.

8) Richmond Avenue (originally The Avenue): Connects Symphony Circle to Colonial Circle; 100 feet wide and 6,022 feet in length. It traverses Ferry Circle at West Ferry Street.

9) Ferry Circle: A 300 feet in diameter circle at the intersection of West Ferry Street, Massachusetts Street, and Richmond Avenue.

10) Symphony Circle: A 500 feet in diameter, 4.5 acre circle at the juncture of Porter Avenue with Richmond Avenue, North Street, Pennsylvania Street, and Wadsworth Street. Kleinhans Music Hallmarker is located on the southeast side of the circle; it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989. The circle is located within the Allentown Historic Districtmarker.

11) Porter Avenue: A former city street incorporated into the parks system; connects Symphony Circle to Columbus Park and Front Park.

12) Columbus Park (formerly Prospect Park): A park located at the intersection of Niagara Street and Porter Avenue; the site of the Connecticut Street Armorymarker. The park is located adjacent to D'Youville College and is home to a branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. The Shelter House (ca. 1908) is a contributing structure.

13) Front Park (formerly The Front): A 32-acre park located at the beginning of the Niagara Rivermarker and overlooking Lake Eriemarker. The park is home to the U.S. entrance to the Peace Bridgemarker, erected in 1927 on the site of the former Fort Porter, and includes baseball diamonds, large open playing fields, and tennis courts. The park contains a monument to Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. The Picnic Shelter (ca. 1900) is a contributing structure.

The park system was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

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