Green­way panel to vote on funds for two Falls projects

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS -

The com­mit­tee that con­trols Ni­a­gara River Green­way fund­ing for state parks will vote Thurs­day on two Ni­a­gara Falls projects.

A new com­fort sta­tion, priced at $630,000, would be built in De­Veaux Woods State Park, us­ing some re­mains of the 1863 car­riage house de­mol­ished last May after its roof col­lapsed in a wind­storm.

Also on tap are par­tial re­con­struc­tions of the stone stair­ways lead­ing into the Ni­a­gara River Gorge from Whirlpool and Devil’s Hole state parks, to­tal­ing $2.1 mil­lion.

Plans call for re­build­ing 600 feet of stairs at Whirlpool and 450 feet at Devil’s Hole. Each trail was built in the 1920s and is about 1,200 feet long. The new project will com­plete re­con­struc­tion work be­gun in 2016.

The com­mit­tee meets at 2 p.m. Thurs­day in the ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing in Ni­a­gara Falls State Park.

– Thomas J. Pro­haska

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