Seven WNY parks to get $19.2 million for improvements

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – New York State is investing $90 million statewide to improve and repair 53 parks and historic sites, and $19.2 million of that will go to Western New York alone.

Here is a breakdown of which sites are receiving funds, how much, and what the funds will be used for:

  • Niagara Falls State Park – $9 million – part of the Niagara Falls Revitalization Initiative, including landscape improvements on Terrapin Point and new Park Police station
  • New State Park on Buffalo Waterfront – $5 million – construct new park, including comfort station, playground, picnic pavilions and landscaping
  • Fort Niagara State Park – $2 million – replace deteriorated swimming pool and bathhouse
  • Allegany State Park – $1.5 million – rehabilitate deteriorated Camp Turner Group and Camp Cabin Colony, repair and resurface park roadways
  • Long Point State Park – $1 million – connect to municipal sewage system
  • DeVeaux Woods State Park – $500,000 – repair and resurface park roadways
  • Old Fort Niagara Historic Site – $200,000 – historic fort masonry repair

This is the third round of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Works program. The first two rounds saw $265 million invested back into the park system with improvements made at 81 parks and historic sites.

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