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Community Involvement

Queen City Rail Trails is a design team of local students and professionals that aims to improve the quality of life of Buffalo Niagara residents through the re-use of rail beds as green space and pedestrian walkways/bike paths. Take their survey to help gauge public interest in converting the rail line that runs from Main to Kenmore in the University Heights and North Buffalo into a multi-use recreational trail: [Click here for the survey]

While the University Heights neighborhood is home to many entertainment and transportation options, the best aspect of this area is the people who live there. The neighborhood is blessed to have an abundance of dedicated and caring citizens, as well as several active neighborhood associations and block clubs. Several, including the University Heights Collaborative, are listed below. The dedication and care of these organizations and the people of University Heights is evident throughout the neighborhood. One aspect of this is the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, an annual, self-guided, and free tour that not only allows residents to view private and public gardens in the area, but also to become better acquainted with local residents. The growing University Community Farmer’s Market, held every Saturday from May to October at UB’s South Campus, provides an opportunity to purchase fresh produce and locally grown food while helping local entrepreneurs. The University Heights Tool Library acts as a non-profit resource center for individuals, block clubs, and organizations looking to reinvest in their neighborhood through home improvement and gardening projects by providing access to tools and equipment.

Community Groups
- The Heath Street Block Club
- The Minnesota Street Block Club
- St. Joseph’s University Parish VOICE