Parks & Public Spaces
Streetscape Improvements & Public Safety
OWB works with residents to ensure the West Bayfront streets are safe, clean, and well maintained to ensure that all residents feel comfortable walking and bicycling around the community. We work with residents to plant street trees, particularly on blocks that lack adequate tree coverage with our Tree Planting Initiative. To reduce litter, OWB has installed 16 trash receptacles that are regularly emptied by committed neighborhood volunteers, as well as frequently coordinating cleanup days involving the community.
Our Lights On OWB project also encourages residents to leave an outside light on for neighbors and provides grant assistance to help repair or install exterior lighting at properties where they are missing. OWB has coordinated the installation of security cameras at 15 properties throughout the community to reduce crime. If you have a security camera at your home or business, please add it to the Erie County District Attorney’s Camera Registry to make it easier for law enforcement to conduct investigations.
Public Art Projects
Since 2017, OWB has coordinated the installation of 5 new works of public art created with community involvement. These pieces include Sun Gate, an ornamental sculpture at the top of Cascade Path, We The People, a piece that includes wooden portraits of 50 West Bayfront residents at People’s Park at West 4th and Cherry Street, and The Pontiacs, a mural on the backstop at Pontiac Field in Bayview Park.