Next phase of Genesee Gateway Park enhancements underway

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Roc the Riverway initiative is working to revitalize Genesee Gateway Park, and it’s moving at a rapid pace.

Workers Tuesday began upgrading picnic tables, benches, and grills that have been deteriorating.

Phase two will eventually include the construction of a new playground, park signage, and bike repair stations.

Mayor Malik Evans called this just another example of the city’s commitment to transforming the Genesee River.

"This multi-faceted financial support makes Rochester’s riverfront a priority and not only attracts visitors to this natural asset but also enhances the quality of life for city families," Evans said.

The entire project is scheduled to be completed by summer of next year.

Last month, the "Aqueduct Reimagined" project broke ground.