COVID-19 Updates

New York State Parks Are Open

  • All year-round state parks, trails and grounds of historic sites are currently open for outdoor recreation and enjoyment.
  • Governor Cuomo has waived all parking fees during the current COVID-19 public health crisis.
  • Niagara Falls State Park’s outdoor restrooms and information booths remain open. The Orin Lehman Visitor Center, Niagara Adventure Theater, Cave of the Winds attraction and Observation Tower are closed until further notice.
  • To encourage social distancing during this crisis, all public programs and events are suspended indefinitely. Many large indoor visitor facilities, such as nature centers, visitor centers, and historic houses, will be closed to the public indefinitely.
  • State Parks will provide updates periodically on social media and at parks.ny.gov. For Niagara Falls State Park updates, please visit our Facebook page.
  • Visitors should remember they are in a public park. While we are making increased efforts toward sanitation, each surface is only as clean as the last person who touched it.
  • Therefore, visitors should take steps to protect your health by following the CDC/NYSDOH’s guidelines for preventing the spread of colds, flu, and COVID-19:

    • Try to keep at least six (6) feet of distance between you and others.
    • Avoid close contact, such as shaking hands, hugging, and kissing.
    • Wash hands often or use a hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
    • Avoid surfaces that are touched often, such as doorknobs, handrails, and playground equipment.
  • State Parks is closely coordinating with state’s emergency preparedness and response efforts.
  • As the situation continues to develop, we will take any necessary actions to protect visitor and staff health.