• Submit your original artwork by April 2nd to be used on the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk 2015 posters!
  • The University Heights Collaborative's new website is now LIVE! We will be adding additional features and content as time progresses. If you encounter any glitches please let us know. Thanks to board member Darren Cotton and Buff State Professor Brent Patterson for their hard work!
  • The University Heights is home to many unique and interesting public spaces. The "Gardens along the Median" showcase the Minnesota Avenue Block Club's passion to beautify their street.
  • Did you know University Heights is home to the third largest art gallery in the City of Buffalo? Visit UB's Anderson Gallery for FREE!
  • This year's Capen Garden Walk is on Saturday, July 11th. Be sure to mark your calendar and think about entering your garden on the walk!

Our Mission

To maintain and enhance the quality of life within the University Heights by working with residents, property owners, block clubs, UB staff and students, law enforcement, business owners and elected officials in order to coordinate and develop resources and responsibilities within the community.


The University Heights is a unique, diverse, and affordable community located in the northeast corner of Buffalo. The Heights has seen incredible change since it’s original development in the early 20th century. It remains a highly walkable and dynamic neighborhood, with vibrant commercial districts filled with local small businesses, an eclectic mix of historic homes, a multitude of parks, and access to public transit.

Get Involved

The UHC is an umbrella organizations for the many block clubs in the neighborhood as well as acting as a sponsor for the Capen Garden Walk, University Community Farmers Market, and the University Heights Tool Library. Learn how you can get involved with these and other neighborhood initiatives.

News & Events

Christine Brooks Memorial Fund

April 15, 2015
University Heights resident, long-time Capen Garden Walk Committee Member, and garden enthusiast Christine Brooks passed away in January of this year. In Christine’s honor, the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk Committee has decided to plant a Gingko tree in Templeton Park, which is just down the street from Christine’s house in Buffalo.  If you would like […]
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Bulk Trash 2015 Schedule

April 12, 2015
Bulk trash day is an important part of keeping our communities clean. Please see the 2015 schedule below: DISTRICT SPRING COLLECTION FALL COLLECTION ELLICOTT APRIL 12, 2015 AUGUST 2, 2015 FILLMORE APRIL 19, 2015 AUGUST 9, 2015 NIAGARA APRIL 26, 2015 AUGUST 16, 2015 MASTEN MAY 3, 2015 AUGUST 23, 2015 LOVEJOY MAY 10, 2015 […]
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ReTree the District is just ONE WEEK AWAY!

April 10, 2015
ReTree the District is a collaborative project of community partners in Buffalo’s University District that is working to plant 1,000 trees across the community. By planting trees we are not only creating a healthier environment, we’re also creating a stronger community and building relationships between residents, students, and neighbors. We can’t thank you enough for volunteering your […]
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Gloria J. Parks Community Center Newsletter

April 4, 2015
Be sure to check out the latest issue of Gloria J. Parks Community Center’s monthly newsletter.  Learn out all the benefits that come with an annual membership  as well as all the housing, athletics, youth, and senior programming offered through the Community Center. Sign up to have the newsletter delivered to your inbox here month.
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Community Garden Planning Meeting for the 2015 Season

April 1, 2015
Planning is well underway for the Tyler Street Community Garden’s 2015 season! Join us on Thursday, April 2nd from 6PM – 7PM at the Community Space next door to the Tool Library (9 W. Northrup Place). You can RSVP on Facebook. Let’s brainstorm and schedule some events for the garden. We will also discuss adopting […]
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