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Transforming Niagara Falls State Park: Lessons in collaboration and successful project management

Transforming Niagara Falls State Park: Lessons in collaboration and successful project management

TYLin is close to completing the construction phase design services for the construction of a new, USD 46 million, 28,000-square-foot Visitor Center at Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls, New York. Our prior success on the Niagara Falls State Park Transformation Initiative, a USD 65 million project that revitalized and upgraded the park, propelled us to be selected as the prime consultant firm for the Visitor Center. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP), our client on both projects, recognized the capabilities of our dedicated team and our collaborative approach.

The Transformation Initiative was a comprehensive capital rehabilitation effort that spanned 400 acres along the Niagara River and lasted more than five years. Almost every major location, feature, and attraction within the park was transformed through a series of interconnected projects, all while ensuring accessibility and safety for the nine million yearly visitors.

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The Niagara Falls State Park Transformation Initiative exemplifies the power of teamwork and collaboration in delivering a world-class rehabilitation effort. It highlights the importance of client relationships, meticulous planning, and effective management. The results of this program will be enjoyed by visitors for generations to come, ensuring that Niagara Falls State Park remains a cherished destination.

Dennis Kennelly
Dennis Kennelly, PE
Principal Project Manager

Dennis served as Program Manager and Project Manager for the Niagara Falls State Park Transformation Initiative. With 41 years of civil engineering experience, he skillfully managed every aspect of the project, including design phases, contract documentation, bidding processes, and overseeing construction administration. He played a crucial role as the main point of contact between our client, the designers of adjacent projects, and the construction oversight team. Currently, Dennis continues to serve as the Project Manager for the Visitor Center project.