The Lakeview neighborhood in Buffalo, New York runs along Highway 190 by the shore of Lake Erie, which marks its western border. Lakeview is west of downtown Buffalo. The southern edge runs along Virginia Street. The northern edge jogs between Pennsylvania Street and Jersey Street, and the eastern border is made up of Plymouth Avenue, Cottage Street, and West Tupper Street. La Salle Park is to the west, across Highway 190. Niagara Street runs through the neighborhood.
LaSalle Park was a former dumping ground on the Niagara River. It was purchased by the city of Buffalo in 1911 when it was known as Centennial Park. The park, located on Porter Avenue, is home to the LaSalle Park Performance Center, which is an amphitheater that hosts concerts. The park also contains a variety of sports fields, such as baseball, softball, and soccer, as well as a veteran’s memorial. Picnic tables are provided, in addition to a walking trail and a playground. Visitors also can visit Barkyard at LaSalle Park, the off-leash dog park.
Buffalo Yacht Club is located nearby, as is the Falk School. The Stanley G. Falk School provides specialized education for children ages five to 21. They offer classes for students who need learning programs designed for educational, social, or emotional needs. It is part of the New York State Education Department Special Day Schools program, and its students are referred from other schools in the Buffalo School District.
The TheaterLoft on Elmwood Avenue is yet another attraction in the Lakeview area and is home to a variety of events, including presentations by the Ujima Theatre Company.