The jogging path leading around Gala Waters (Hoyt Lake) is being repaired at the moment. This is welcome news for anyone who has tried to bike or run around the lake, as the condition of the asphalt has been extremely poor. At certain sections there are spots that could be hazardous to runners, while at other locations the width of the path makes it hard to accommodate foot and bike traffic coming from two directions. “The project involves the repair and replacement of over 5,000 linear feet of asphalt pathway,” said Greg Robinson, Registered Landscape Architect at Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. “Pathways will be widened to a consistent width of 8′ on the south side of the lake and 6′ on the north side. The project is long over due and will make the pathways around the lake safer and much easier to walk, jog and ride. Construction has begun and it should take about a month for the contractor to complete the work.”
Along with the work being conducted around the lake, the foot path along Lincoln Parkway leading from the bridge to the Rose Garden is also being repaired and replaced. At the same time, crews are also dealing with drainage issues at the bottom of Shakespeare Hill. Poor conditions have kept people away from the site for years due to excessive muddy conditions after heavy rains. The project is being funded with $250,000 from the NYS Dormitory Authority.