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Canandaigua looking at ways to improve its five major parks at north end of lake: Total cost would be around $9M

The City of Canandaigua isn’t standing by idly with its five public parks on the north end of Canandaigua Lake. It’s looking for ways to make them better.

The city’s five parks include Kershaw Park, City Pier, Lakefront Park, Atwater Meadows Park, and Lagoon Park. Each provide access to the public and are important to the community.

Kershaw Beach in Canandaigua closes early this year due to staffing shortage

The City’s new master plan suggests adding a gazebo and event space to Kershaw, adding a spray park, correcting traffic issues, and a two-way bicycle track with more pedestrian space. The cost there is around $4.9 million.


Meanwhile at Lakefront Park include an ADA compliant kayak launch, and improvements to trails and walking areas.

City Pier improvements include expanding pedestrian walkways and adding benches, bike racks, and picnic tables. The estimated cost here is approximately $1.9 million.

Lagoon Park is the city’s largest park and include added kiosks, bridge and overlook maintenance and more, since it’s a designated wildlife preserve. The cost would be approximately $272,000.

Finally Atwater Meadows Park would see a new bike rack, parking upgrades, sidewalk work to area streets, better signage, and tree-cutting.

State grant programs, local bonds, tax levies, business or corporate sponsorship, and private funding will all be utilized to pay for the upgrades.

However, the entire proposal remains in draft status at this time. So, a final approval would still be weeks, if not months away.



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