Como Lake Park Capital Projects

Como Lake Park

2012 - 2017 Capital Improvements:


  Project Name


Type of Work Completed

 Cost to Complete


Carpentry Shop

Roof in poor shape, leaking and significant damage/rot.

Roof replaced, replaced rotted wood decking, rafter tails, vinyl soffit and metal flashing.


Bowen Grove

Roof in poor shape and leaking in areas, plumbing, lighting and painting needed.

Entire roof replaced, including rooted roof decking. Siding installed on gable ends, new lights, amenities and painted.


Parking Lot & Roadway Improvements—Phase 1

Several parking lots and miles of roadway were in terrible condition.

Prioritized worse area to patch/resurface and oil & chip (Lancaster Place parking lot, maintenance lot and roadway throughout).


(Estimate- work done as

part of a HWYs bid)

Rich Marino Gazebo


Potential safety issues detected and documented by consultant—structural.

As per recommendation by consultant, repaired/improved structure.


Rich Marino Gazebo Roof

Age and overall poor condition.

Roof replaced while “Out of Service”.


Cook Shelter Roof

Age and overall poor condition.

Roof replaced while gazebo “out of service”.


Shelter #1 Roof

Age, leaking and rotted wood decking.

New Roof and sections of rotted wood deck.



Shelter #4 and #14 Stablization

Consultant discovered potential safety issues with both structures.

Currently making necessary repairs as per recommendation from consultant.


Casino Doors/Windows

Very old and non-efficient windows, doors need replacement.

Replacing all windows and doors as needed.


Lancaster Place

Age and condition of roof, old

non-efficient windows, various carpentry work.

Replaced roof, carpentry work, windows replaced and painting.


Parking Lot & Roadway Improvements—Phase 2

Continue efforts to improve areas within park that are in poor condition/shape.

Replaced DI at Bowen Grove, paved several roads within park and employee parking area.


Dam Sedimentation Study

Dam and lake have become silted in.

Consultant studying potential issues, potential remedies and costs associated with to include in 2016 Capital Budget.


Dam Safety Concern

Top of dam open to the public and possible safety concern.

Vendor provided a fence/gate to block of public from accessing top of dam wall, but allowing to maintain (gate).


Pedestrian Bridge

Fence along bridge in disrepair.

Fence replaced


Shelters 9, 29, 36, 38, 56, 58 and “E” Comfort Station Renovations

Roof in poor shape, concrete pad cracked and uneven, siding in disrepair. Comfort station also had shattered windows, peeling paint

and rotted ceilings.

New roof installed, new concrete pad poured, new hardy board siding installed. Shelter 9 had 2 pillars and 2 interior posts installed to strengthen roof support and a new plywood drop ceiling. Comfort station had new glass block windows installed, ceiling replacement and interior painting.


Park Road Guiderails

Vehicles were going off the road at

the curve.

New guiderail installed along main park road curve


Sled Hill Upgrades

No lighting. Fence in disrepair.

Fence replaced, lights installed


Maintenance Shop Upgrades

Garage doors were broken, falling down and in overall poor condition. Heat not working.

New garage doors and drop down Reznor heating units were installed.


Shelters 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18,

19, 20, 32, 33, 49, 50, Gazebo Comfort Station, “B” Comfort

Station Roofs

Age and overall poor condition.

New roof and face boards installed. Shelter 20 also had pillars repaired.


Multi-Generational Exercise

Recreation Area

Nowhere in park for all generations

to exercise together in one area.

Installed  multi-generational exercise equipment.


                                                                                                                                                                                      Total: $902,711.00


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Phone: (716) 858-8355

Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, Rm 1260
Buffalo, New York 14202