Buffalo Blueway Ohio Street Boat Launch to Open in Fall 2021

OSBL Design Concept

Expansion and enhancement of the existing public access facility will encourage paddling, boating, fishing and passive recreation along the Buffalo River waterfront.

A. Debris Deflect - two floating deflectors will be installed to help dampen wave forces, as well as deflect floating debris and flowing ice away from the shoreline and boat launch.

B. North Path - to provide pedestrian connections to Ohio Street and the Shoreline Trail that evokes the former rail line.

C. Boat Launch - the improved boat launch will feature carry-in, car-top fishing boat access and paddlecraft launching with timber guiderails.

D. Central Dropoff - new vehicular and pedestrian traffic pattern will allow for more efficient hand launching.

E. Wheelchair Accessible Fishing Pier - A pedestrian promenade/walkway and fixed pier overlook platform will provide universal access to the river.

F. Parking - upgrades to parking area pavements and pathways to allow for improved access.

Partners include: Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Buffalo Billion, Empire State Development, Anchor QEA, Watts Architecture & Engineering and Edgewater Resources.