Pathways Park.

A park dedicated to our committed Ride community.

Kathy and Joe Curatolo Pathways Park is the embodiment of the spirit of the Ride for Roswell.

Kathy and Joe Curatolo Pathways Park is the embodiment of the spirit of the Ride for Roswell.

Not only does it provide a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Buffalo’s Medical Campus, but it also serves a significant purpose.

Pathways to Hope abstract metal sculpture by Ellen Steinfeld.

In June 2015, local business leaders Ron Schreiber, Michael Joseph, and Gary Crosby commissioned a sculpture to honor Ride for Roswell founder Mitch Flynn on the occasion of the event’s 20th  anniversary.

Entitled “Pathways to Hope”, the work was created by internationally recognized local artist Ellen Steinfeld and installed at the entrance to the Roswell Park campus at the corner of Ellicott and Carlton streets.

In 2017, the space around the sculpture was named Pathways Park and, to recognize their singular dedication to Roswell, pavers inscribed with the names and achievements of more than 100 top volunteers and fundraisers dating back to the first Ride in 1996 were placed at the base of the sculpture. 

In 2020, thanks to a generous gift by late Roswell Park Alliance Community Board member Kathy Curatolo, and her husband Joe, the space was reconfigured, expanded, and re-dedicated as The Kathy and Joe Curatolo Pathways Park.

At the end of each Ride season, commemorative pavers with the names of new top individual and team fundraisers and volunteers are added to the space in recognition of the Ride community’s dedication to our common cause of finding cures for cancer.

The park is maintained thanks to the generosity of longtime Roswell Park and Ride for Roswell supporters, Kathy and Joe Curatolo.

Kathy and Joe Curatolo
A group of people sit in Pathways Park on a sunny day
A young boy and girl crouch near the grass in Pathways Park
Closeup of the engraved bricks denoting volunteers in Pathways Park
Man squats by his engraved brick in Pathways Park
People in stye dye shirts shit on a bench in Pathways Park with Oishei Children's Hospital in the distance