Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

October 17, 2016

Randy Simons | Dan Keefe (518) 486-1868 | news@parks.ny.gov

Niagara Falls State Park Seeks Partner

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced that a Request for Proposals (RFP) has been released for Niagara Falls State Park.


The RFP seeks to identify a qualified private sector partner to continue operation of the Niagara Adventure Theater in the Orin Lehman Visitor Center as well as to continue the targeted marketing and sale of the Niagara USA Discovery Pass to out-of-market tours and groups. There is no mandate that the space continue to operate as a traditional theater as new and innovative ideas are welcome.  The Term of the RFP is three years with the option to extend for two additional years commencing approximately January 2017 and terminating December 2019. Request the full RFP by contacting Concessions@parks.ny.gov or download it from the NY Contract Reporter at nyscr.ny.gov.


Niagara Falls State Park is the nation’s oldest state park and hosts over 8 million visitors a year and is also home to the Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist attractions. The theater currently shows a movie based on the legends and myths of Niagara Falls but the RFP encourages creative suggestions for the space.


New York State Parks welcomes inquiries on various business opportunities within the 
park system and consistent with our mission that encourage new and innovative ways to serve our patrons. Examples include restaurant and hotel management, golf pro shops, souvenir and camp store sales, hot air ballooning, white water rafting, firewood sales and more. For more information, visit http://nysparks.com/business/business-opportunities.aspx.