Funding secured to transform High Falls area
Posted at: 09/05/2013 10:37 AM | Updated at: 09/05/2013 12:14 PM
State funding has been secured to transform the High Falls area.
City officials say $200,000 of the $250,000 grant will be used to upgrade the existing Genesee Riverway Trail and complete a portion of the trail on the east side of the river from the Genesee Brew House Visitors Center to High Falls. Lighting for the project will be paid for with the remaining $50,000.
"The High Falls area is one of our city's most significant natural assets, and is tightly woven into the character and history of Rochester," said Rochester Mayor Tom Richards. "I want to thank Senator Robach for his tireless work in Albany to help us increase access to the High Falls so that more people can enjoy this wonder for years to come. The new trail and the addition of lighting at High Falls add to the momentum of Rochester's transformation and to the beauty and unique experience of the High Falls District."