You may have seen the Floatmingo on Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park. It's been pretty popular already and now there's a whole flock. Three more were just added this week.
On Tuesday, the latest Floatmingos rowed onto Hoyt Lake — creating a completed flock.
"We had been working with the Buffalo Maritime Center and they had come up with the idea and they had talked about just two but I guess with the popularity of the one, they were able to get a few more so we are just elated. It's very much like the swan boats in Boston. Now we have our flamingo boats in Hoyt Lake," said Stephanie Crockatt, executive director of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
Out of these pedal boats, there are now two more, two-seaters, and a single one-seater for people to choose from. Crockett says at first, they weren't even sure if they would be getting the one Floatmingo.
"We were surprised we could even get them this summer, so it was extra special to hear that they were able to construct a few more for us."
Now, they need your help naming these guys. Until July 15, people can submit name ideas to the conservancy's website. When asked how creative people should get, Crockett said...
"Very, I would really like it. I mean we have already thought of well maybe Florence with the FLO but some of these can get kinda crazy so we are really excited to see what people come up with."
The names will then be fixed on the Floatmingos for all to see. The winners will also get a gift certificate to the Terrace at Delaware Park.
If you can't get a Floatmingo, there are also rowboats. They will all be on the water until about Labor Day Weekend.
People can rent the Floatmingos from noon to 8 p.m. every day. They are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.