is located in Buffalo
, New York
. It was designed as part of a coordinated system of parks
, and traffic circles
in the city
by Frederick Law Olmsted
. Constructed in 1871 and covering , Delaware Park is the centerpiece of the Buffalo, New York parks system
. It is home to Shakespeare in Delaware Park, a summer tradition since the mid-1970s, and the second-largest outdoor Shakespeare festival in the United States (after New York City's).
A widening of Scajaquada Creek, which flows westward through the park, is called Hoyt Lake.
Named simply The Park by Olmsted, it was later renamed in ultimate reference to the Lenape Eastern Algonquian tribe known to Europeans as the Delaware.