The improvements revealed today are outlined in a comprehensive landscape improvement plan developed in 2012 to restore the most heavily used areas of Niagara Falls State Park, including its primary viewing points, walking trails, historic buildings and plantings. All landscape improvement projects will be consistent with the design principles utilized by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in his original vision for the park.
These projects represent a multi-year, $25 million commitment to revitalizing Niagara Falls State Park, the nation’s oldest state park. Funding for the Niagara Falls park revitalization initiative will come primarily from money from the Niagara River Greenway fund, courtesy of the New York Power Authority, under commitments made in 2005 as part of a relicensing process for the Niagara Power Project hydroelectric dam. State Parks will continue to consult with the Niagara River Greenway Commission on the projects.
Niagara Falls State Park reopens restored islands, cave and kicks off Prospect Point project by jmaloni, Niagara Frontier Publications