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'Make Your Own Park' Day in Niagara Falls postponed

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Updated Sat., July 26, 2:15 p.m.: The event has been postponed due to weather.

Original post: The city and some community groups plan to turn the site of a demolished home into a neighborhood park for the day this weekend.

A vacant lot near the corner of 18th Street and Whitney Avenue will become a park from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. There will be games and crafting as part of the event, which is organized by the city's Community Development Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Niagara Liberty Partnership and ReNU Niagara.

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Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.