State solicits development proposals for Artpark, Ft. Niagara & Jospeh Davis State Park

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - New York State is looking to create a recreational corridor among three state parks in Niagara County.

On Tuesday, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation released three requests for proposals (RFP) asking private developers to submit potential project ideas for Artpark, Ft. Niagara, and Joseph Davis State Parks.

The State is looking for developers to create opportunities for hiking, cycling, birding, fishing and similar outdoor activities at all three parks that would attract tourists and locals alike.

Specifically, the State would like to see a developer build things like cabins, zip lines and ropes courses at both Artpark and Joseph Davis State Parks. Additionally, a developer could build upon the current dock at Joseph Davis State Park to provide enhanced water activities.

The State would also like developers to consider creative ways to adaptively reuse current structures at Ft. Niagara while also adding cabins and building upon the current dock to provide enhanced water activities.

For more information or to receive a copy of the RFPs please contact State Parks’ Concessions Management Bureau at concessions@parks.ny.gov or 518.486.2932.

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