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The VCA has completed neighborhood beautification projects including the creation of a welcoming entrance into the community and the development of the Valley Nature Park and Habitat Trail, which won the Civic Empowerment Award from the Buffalo Niagara All American City Committee. Working in conjunction with then New York State Assemblyman Mark Schroeder, with the help of the the New York State Power Authority, the VCA acquired land along the Buffalo River and created a public park on the banks of the river now called Buffalo River Fest Park. Learn more about the Opened in June 2011, Buffalo River Fest Park was the beginning of the redevelopment along the shore of the Buffalo River.

VCA Parks

Buffalo River Fest Park

The Valley Community Association created and now owns and operates Buffalo River Fest Park (BRFP) – a beautiful 3 acre park on the shores of the Buffalo River.

Mutual Riverfront Park

Located adjacent to Buffalo’s historic “Elevator Alley”, Mutual Riverfront Park offers scenic views of a cluster of grain elevators that tower above the Buffalo River.

Waterfront Memories & More Museum

Waterfront Memories & More was born when the lifetime personal collections of Bert Hyde and Peggy Szczygiel merged, and was shown at the Buffalo River Fest. Soon after, families began donating their collections.

The Tewksbury Lodge

The Tewksbury Lodge is located at 249 Ohio Street. It is part of a three acre public access park on the Buffalo River which includes a band shell, boardwalk, pergola, gardens, covered wharf, interpretive signage, and banquet facility.