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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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