City Of Niagara Falls Prepares For Historic Event

May 15, 2012 Updated May 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM EDT

By WKBW News

May 15, 2012 Updated May 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM EDT

Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WKBW) - People are already lining the streets to see the Great Wallenda practice at the Seneca Niagara Casino for his June 15th trek across the gorge.

Mayor Paul Dyster said there are many things to consider for the city and the Niagara Falls Parks Department.

"There is some concern on how to control crowds at certain observation decks," Dyster said

Dyster said it's up to the parks department as to whether they will charge for this event and that hasn't been decided. Both the city and the park police are working together to keep things safe as tens of thousand of people crowd in for this historic event.

"The public safety and police agencies have been meeting weekly for awhile now. Chief Chella said at a council meeting that if the event was scheduled tomorrow, they would be ready," Dyster said.

Officials said they are also concerned about keeping roads open and clear for emergency vehicles but they said parking should not be an issue.

"The city is in the process of revamping the 1600 space parking deck near the Rainbow Mall. It will be complete by mid-June," Dyster said.

If the crowds get to be too much, Dyster said there would be other enjoyable options for families across the city, specifically on Old Falls Street downtown.

"Create a fun atmosphere. Fun events playing off the walk and we'll have jumbotrons playing down there," Dyster said.

Although Mayor Dyster said there are still some details that need to be worked out, Niagara Falls is ready for the main event.