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. Buffalo River Fest Park is privately owned park that we grant public access to the Buffalo River Community.
Opened in June 2011, BRFP was the beginning of the redevelopment along the shore of the Buffalo River. Once a bustling area for the shopping of goods and grain, the river fell victim to a period of decline as industries disappeared from the waterfront.
BRFP initiated new opportunities, accommodating both the lake freighters to serve the remaining elevators, and introducing the river as a recreational venue for rowing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boating. Rather than the vast industrial wasteland with overgrown weeds and debris, Buffalo River Fest Park claimed three acres and has now become a beautifully landscaped park. BRFP features a wharf, a boardwalk, boat docks, walking paths, landscaped gardens, an amphitheater, public bathrooms, and interpretive signage offering a glimpse of Buffalo’s rich industrial past on the river. Within the park is The Tewsbury Lodge, a one story brick banquet built in 2016, serves as a gathering for family parties, graduations, weddings, rehearsals, reunions, and the like. Situated on the Buffalo River, this beautiful venue would like to host your event.
The Tewksbury Lodge is open now as a banquet venue –