Black Rock Canal Park project moves forward in the City of Buffalo

Mark Grisanti

August 19, 2011

 Senator Grisanti supports the concept of Black Rock Canal Park to help remedy the many deficiencies in the current designs of the Ontario Street Boat Launch as well as the south end of the park.

Phase I work represents a collaboration of community, city, county, state and federal entities working together to improve the waterfront and create a regional asset.

A formal announcement and celebration was recently held at the Ontario Street Boat Launch. The press conference occurred during the second annual Ride Along the Waterfront, a yearly event that encourages people to come out and enjoy the Niagara River with a bike ride, kayak paddle and Wellness Fair.

Black Rock Canal Park is envisioned to bridge the old and new in waterfront design. With a focus on highlighting the Erie Canal which ran through the park site, BRCP will tie in design elements also seen in the waterfront developments in Downtown Buffalo and a modern focus using waves as the focal point.