Old Falls Street, USA is a three-block destination connecting Niagara Falls State Park with the Niagara Falls Convention Center, and downtown hotels, restaurants and attractions. Serving as a welcome center for residents and visitors alike, Old Falls Street, USA provides exciting spaces for free family-friendly games and activities, seasonal concerts, festivals and special events. This project aims to turn this area of the city into an active public space through a quality and environmentally sustainable design that provides key pedestrian amenities.
In 2009, USA Niagara and the City of Niagara Falls completed the $7.9 million Old Falls Street – West Mall Initiative. Updates included major infrastructure investments toward the full-depth reconstruction of Old Falls Street from Prospect Street to First Street; the restoration of the public right-of-way; re-introduction of vehicular access during off-peak and off-season periods.
In Summer 2020, Cataract Commons, a public square or “commons” space located on Old Falls Street, was completed. The project transformed an empty parcel into a more usable and inviting outdoor facility that has permanent structural seating and shade, as well as flexibility for hosting various events.
Destination Niagara USA manages Old Falls Street, USA, and the Niagara Falls Convention Center.