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$19.2 million in state budget for state parks in Western New York

Eight projects in state parks in Western New York will receive $19.2 million in the new state budget, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office announced today, though much of the work has been previously announced.

The largest award of funding will go to Niagara Falls State Park for continued improvements, including upgrades to Terrapin Point and a new station for State Parks Police.

The budget also includes $5 million for the new state park on the Buffalo waterfront, tentatively named Buffalo Harbor State Park. It will be the first state park in the city.

Other projects receiving funding are the replacement of a swimming pool bathhouse at Fort Niagara State Park ($2 million); campsite rehabilitation at Allegany State Park ($1 million); a new sewer system connection at Long Point State Park ($1 million); roadway repair and resurfacing at Allegany State Park ($500,000); roadway repairs at DeVeaux Wood State Park ($500,000); and masonry repair work at Old Fort Niagara ($200,000).