FLOATmingos of Hoyt Lake have been named

FLOATmingo paddle boats at Hoyt Lake in Buffalo

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy has announced that four Floatmingo paddle boats in Delaware Park have been named.

The Conservancy and Buffalo Maritime Center launched a community wide naming contest on July 1st.  Over 500 entries were received, with over two thousand suggested names.

“Buffalonians are proud of their City and region, especially when it comes to football and food,” said Stephanie Crockatt, Conservancy Executive Director. “This naming contest was inspirational as there were so many creative names to choose from, and with over 500 entries it was great to see such enthusiasm for this FLOAT-astic project.”

Winning Names of the FLOATmingos of Hoyt Lake

  • Billa FLOtilla (In honor of Pancho Billa)
  • Bird on Weck (Beef on Weck)
  • Cheeri-FLO (Cheerios)
  • FLOganberry (Loganberry)

Happy #4thofJuly! For July 4-5th, FLOATmingo paddle boats & row boats are available for rent at Hoyt Lake from Noon to 9pm (last boat rental at 8:30pm). Row boats @ $10/30min & FLOATmingos @ $15/30mim. Weather dependant. https://t.co/DgDX227sDF-- Dreams, https://t.co/f95av0I3fF pic.twitter.com/cywWIKOjRz

— bFLO Olmsted Parks (@bfloparks) July 4, 2020

The Floatmingos are a new option for park users this Summer in addition to other rental boats.

“Boating in Hoyt Lake is a time-honored tradition,” said Joe Koessler, President of the Buffalo Maritime Center Board of Trustees. “Our partnership with the Conservancy aligns with the Maritime Center’s mission of promoting knowledge and appreciation of our community’s maritime heritage, and that now includes our fancy flock of FLOATmingo paddle boats. We hope everyone in the community comes to Hoyt Lake to experience beautiful water views of Olmsted’s Delaware Park.”

Rowboat and FLOATmingo rentals are available daily from noon to 8pm, weather depending. Rental rates are $10 for 30 minutes for rowboats and $15 for 30 minutes for theFLOATmingo paddle boat.