The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) initiated a comprehensive planning process to identify capital rehabilitation and improvement projects that should be undertaken in Niagara Falls State Park, where 8 million people visit each year.
Erdman Anthony was retained to provide schematic design, design development, and bidding/construction document services for two of the first projects envisioned under this ambitious program.
This project involved an extensive rehabilitation to improve safety, aesthetics, natural habitats, and accessibility. Project highlights included:
Maintaining the historic characteristics of the park’s original design also was an integral part of this project. A temporary pipe and stone bridge to access the Three Sisters Islands was created upstream to deliver materials and equipment to the project sites so that the existing historic stone structures would be avoided completely.