LaSalle Park

Buffalo, New York

LaSalle Park, a 77-acre park is Buffalo’s largest waterfront park and located where the mouth of the Niagara River meets Lake Erie.

On the northern edge of LaSalle Park is the historic Colonel Francis G. Ward Pumping Station, a colossal five-story building constructed during the early 1900s. The station houses several electric pumps delivering water to Buffalo and the surrounding areas.

The path passing through LaSalle Park is part of the Riverwalk waterfront trail system. The park offers a scenic view of the Canadian shoreline and home to various species of water birds including ducks and gulls.

LaSalle Park offers numerous recreational amenities including rollerblading, strolling, biking, sports fields (baseball, soccer, football), and has a large children’s playground.

The LaSalle Park Performance Center is an amphitheater and venue for concerts and other performances organized during the warmer months.

The City of Buffalo declares there is NO SWIMMING ALLOWED in any body of water, except for designated pools with lifeguard staff on duty.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

LaSalle Park is sampled weekly from July 17th to July 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and connecting people to the water. We do this by cleaning up pollution, restoring fish and wildlife habitat, creating public access and enhancing educational opportunities.

During the summer months Waterkeeper staff works with high schools students who are a part of our Young Environmental Leaders Program (YELP). For more information about this program visit our website: http://bnwaterkeeper.org/yelp/

Waterkeeper and YELP students collect water samples from several public access locations within the city limits of Buffalo, NY. These are locations where the public often makes contact with the water either through swimming, kayaking or boating. These locations are also near combined sewage overflow (CSO) outfalls.

Sites are monitored once a week on Mondays in July and August. Samples will be processed in house using Coliscan Easygel. Results are typically available after 48 hours.

These locations are given a "Green" when a single sample is below 235 E. coli / 100 mL.

These locations are posted "Red" when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 mL.

A location may also be posted "Grey" to indicate that water quality information is too old (more than 7 days old) to be considered current, or that info is unavailable, or unreliable (often due to changes in weather).

Waterkeeper also tests basic water quality parameters as part of their Citizen Science Program, Riverwatch, from May through November. To learn more or to view the most recent water quality report visit our website: http://bnwaterkeeper.org/riverwatch/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

LaSalle Park

Buffalo, New York

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

LaSalle Park, a 77-acre park is Buffalo’s largest waterfront park and located where the mouth of the Niagara River meets Lake Erie.

On the northern edge of LaSalle Park is the historic Colonel Francis G. Ward Pumping Station, a colossal five-story building constructed during the early 1900s. The station houses several electric pumps delivering water to Buffalo and the surrounding areas.

The path passing through LaSalle Park is part of the Riverwalk waterfront trail system. The park offers a scenic view of the Canadian shoreline and home to various species of water birds including ducks and gulls.

LaSalle Park offers numerous recreational amenities including rollerblading, strolling, biking, sports fields (baseball, soccer, football), and has a large children’s playground.

The LaSalle Park Performance Center is an amphitheater and venue for concerts and other performances organized during the warmer months.

The City of Buffalo declares there is NO SWIMMING ALLOWED in any body of water, except for designated pools with lifeguard staff on duty.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

LaSalle Park is sampled weekly from July 17th to July 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and connecting people to the water. We do this by cleaning up pollution, restoring fish and wildlife habitat, creating public access and enhancing educational opportunities.

During the summer months Waterkeeper staff works with high schools students who are a part of our Young Environmental Leaders Program (YELP). For more information about this program visit our website: http://bnwaterkeeper.org/yelp/

Waterkeeper and YELP students collect water samples from several public access locations within the city limits of Buffalo, NY. These are locations where the public often makes contact with the water either through swimming, kayaking or boating. These locations are also near combined sewage overflow (CSO) outfalls.

Sites are monitored once a week on Mondays in July and August. Samples will be processed in house using Coliscan Easygel. Results are typically available after 48 hours.

These locations are given a "Green" when a single sample is below 235 E. coli / 100 mL.

These locations are posted "Red" when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 mL.

A location may also be posted "Grey" to indicate that water quality information is too old (more than 7 days old) to be considered current, or that info is unavailable, or unreliable (often due to changes in weather).

Waterkeeper also tests basic water quality parameters as part of their Citizen Science Program, Riverwatch, from May through November. To learn more or to view the most recent water quality report visit our website: http://bnwaterkeeper.org/riverwatch/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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