Governor Cuomo Announces Gateway Harbor Park in North Tonawanda Improvements Complete

Park Reopens with Enhancements for Boaters and Pedestrians

August 7, 2019

Upgrades Funded by Smart Growth Community Fund as part of Buffalo Billion II Initiative

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of improvements at Gateway Harbor Park in North Tonawanda. The project - with funding from the Smart Growth Community Fund, a Buffalo Billion II initiative - provides enhancements for both boaters and pedestrian park users, including the construction of a modern, ADA-compliant harbor master facility; extended dockage with upgraded utility hookups; improved lighting; and picnic facilities. The improvements at this municipal urban park help to expand waterfront amenities in this already very well-visited location by residents and tourists in North Tonawanda, further creating a sense of place and attractive community where people want to live and work. See photos of the enhancements here.

"The Smart Growth Community Fund uses targeted, strategic investments to deliver on improvements for neighborhoods throughout Western New York," said Governor Cuomo. "This investment will give the community a park with modern, accessible facilities and more attractive features, which will help bolster tourism for North Tonawanda and the region as a whole."

"With the support of targeted state resources as part of the Smart Growth Community Fund, places like North Tonawanda are transforming public infrastructure and investing in the future," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who made today's announcement. "The new Gateway Harbor Park will improve the waterfront experience for North Tonawanda residents, and help to bring more visitors to one of our state's unique canal communities." 

Read the full press release here.