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Completion of Phase II Improvements at Black Rock Canal Park


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Erie County Legislator Peter Savage said, “I am very pleased that the second phase of improvements at Black Rock Canal Park has been completed. This has been a true community driven project and it has been my pleasure to work with the County Executive and the Black Rock Canal Park Steering Committee to make this project a reality, and look forward to future phases at this jewel on Buffalo's waterfront."

Phase II improvements at the park include a new parking area with landscaping and clearly marked areas for boat parking and handicapped parking; a new railing along the water’s edge that allows an open view of the Niagara River and replaces a rusted steel wall that had previously blocked the view; a new concrete promenade along the water, formed to resemble wood planking and accompanied by grassy areas with trees; a new, lighted flagpole at the park’s K-9 monument; and a new Parks Department maintenance building. Other visually compelling elements added in Phase II include a large “Black Rock” that represents the famous black rock that protruded into the Niagara River near the Peace Bridge before being removed to build the Erie Canal, and an iconic boat sculpture that symbolizes the old canal barges that travelled the Black Rock Canal.