New York Times Article Prompts Change to Niagara Falls Park

June 15, 2011 Updated Jun 15, 2011 at 3:17 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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June 15, 2011 Updated Jun 15, 2011 at 3:17 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - A New York Times article criticizes Niagara Falls Park saying that it has unsafe railings, and failing sewer, water and electrical systems, among other problems.

Now, Assemblyman John Ceretto and Senator George Maziarz are holding a meeting with the State Parks Commissioner to plan for improvements. Both politicians say letting the parks go down hill pushes tourists to the Canadian Side of the falls therefore hurting the economy in the United States.

The duo also plans to offer another solution by passing the "Niagara Parks Reinvestment Act" which would mandate that 50 percent of parking revenue generated at the state parks in Niagara County be deposited in that fund. This would allow the park to use the money for improvements, instead of sending it to Albany.

The legislators hope that the commissioner will begin making changes immediately to be ready for the summer rush of visitors from around the world.