One of the great sports figures of the 20th century will be visiting Buffalo on Monday on business.
Jack Nicklaus will be in town to help pitch Kevin Gaughan’s Buffalo parks improvement project.
Nicklaus and Gaughan will visit proposed sites for Nicklaus’ design work, meet with community leaders, and visit with children.
“We’re honored to have Jack in Buffalo,” Gaughan said in a news release, “and after four years of effort by so many people who believe in our mission, we’re thrilled that this day has arrived.”
Gaughan said his plan for improving Buffalo parks includes:
a) Jack Nicklaus re-designing the golf course located in Delaware Park. The plan includes using less space and permitting restoration of a portion of Olmsted’s original meadow.
b) Nicklaus designs a second course on land adjacent to South Park and owned by Gaughan, permitting removal of the South Park golf course and full restoration of Olmsted’s renowned Arboretum.
c) The construction of an Education Center to provide vocational training to Buffalo’s inner-city youth.
Gaughan and Nicklaus will be accompanied by Lucy Lawliss, the Chair of the National Association for Olmsted Parks.