Niawanda Park

Photo credit: Jenna Harper


200 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150
8:30 am - 6:30 pm/sunset (hours differ each season)
(716) 505-1172

Niawanda Park has a pathway for both walkers and bicycle riders. Enjoy a nice walk by the water and walk alongside the park's geese and ducks. Looking to relax, as well? With numerous benches and picnic tables available, the park offers a large stretch of land for relaxing. Glaze at the sunset, snack on food, and take in nature's beauty with loved ones. The options are endless with what family and friends can do down by Niagara River. 

Niagara River

Niawanda Park is alongside the Niagara River and is Tonawanda City's largest park. Niagara River runs to Niagara Falls and flows north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. The Niagara is 36 miles in length and is estimated to be 12,000 years old! In addition, The Great Lakes (the planet's largest surface freshwater system) all the flow to this body of water.

Over 1,000,000 people have access to Niagara's water supply and use the water for a number of reasons. Americans and Canadians both use the water for drinking, recreation, hydro-power generation, and as a industrial cooling water supply. These are only a few of the many examples as to how Niagara River is beneficial. 

Photo Credit: Aliyah Carroll

Things to Do

With over two and a half miles of land, Niawanda is a perfect place for the family to spend a day at. Here are just a few of the many activities to participate in!

  • Walking, running, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading  
  • Picnic or dine in at a local restaurant across from Niawanda Park
  • Fishing
  • Water sports, boating


Niawanda is a popular attraction when it comes to the park hosting events. Listed below are the park’s most attended events and events in which visitors can host too. (Note: COVID-19 may have delayed and/or cancelled certain events. However, the park has continued to remain open to the public throughout the pandemic. For more information, check out Tonawanda Park’s recreational website). 

  • Live music 
  • Fitness classes
  • Fireworks
  • Art on the river
  • Weddings, graduation ceremonies, birthday parties (requested through pavilion rental)

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