Located along the Buffalo River, 200 feet east of the Michigan Ave. life bridge, Buffalo River Fest Park is a three-acre public access area that gives members of the Buffalo community a place to go and relax with family and friends all year round.
Opened in June 2011, Buffalo River Fest Park 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.
Buffalo River Fest Park 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. The park features Tewksbury Lodge, boat docks, a wharf, a boardwalk, trails and gardens, an amphitheater and interpretive signage.