It’s Official: Buffalo’s First State Park is NY’s 180th

Rendering of the proposed promenade for Buffalo Harbor State Park

Rendering of the proposed promenade for Buffalo Harbor State Park

With the transfer of 340 acres of land on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor to New York State on May 12, Buffalo Harbor officially became the 180th State Park in New York’s system and the first in Buffalo.

Through Governor Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion and New York Works initiatives, Buffalo Harbor State Park will receive an initial investment of $15 million for improvements and enhancements. The new park will include a destination playground, picnic pavilions, and a redesigned break-wall at the marina, featuring a pedestrian walkway overlook, fishing access and seating. Renderings of the new facilities can be viewed online.

Construction will begin later this fall to transform the area into a permanent 190-acre park. State Parks will host public meetings later this Spring in order to help plan the future of the park.

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