Phase V: Chadakoin Park Trail and Bike Path
8th Street to Clifton Avenue
June 29, 2018
For an historical look back at correspondence from 1974 between a young Jamestown resident and former Mayor Stan Lundine regarding the bike path, see the Phase V Jamestown Riverwalk Chadakoin Bike Path Fact Sheet.
$262,581 – NYS Department of State’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Environmental Protection Fund Grant
$262,581 – City of Jamestown match (labor, materials, equipment)
Project Total: $525,162
- Construction of 10-foot-wide blacktop bike and pedestrian path over the former J&W rail bed that runs along the Chadakoin River from West 8th Street to Clifton Avenue (near Fluvanna Avenue).
- Construction of parking areas at the trail heads on both ends of the path.
- Construction of a scenic overlook across from the McCrea Point and the Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association that affords long views up and down the river.
- Construction of three footbridges to cross existing drainage ditches.
- Decorative lighting is placed at both of the trail heads.
- Construction of an access path from the Bike path to Chadakoin Park.
- Placement of park amenities including benches, picnic tables and trash cans.
- In conjunction with NYSDEC the City conducted a Wetlands Mitigation plan which included an intensive program to remove 30 years of City leaves that had been placed within the 100’ Floodplain buffer, and an Invasive Species Management program to control/eradicate Japanese Knotweed and Amur honeysuckle in and along the Bike path.
- Planting of trees, grass, and other landscaping from a selection of Native Plant Species for use in Riparian Buffers & Adjacent Uplands in Chautauqua County.
- Construction and landscaping was completed by City of Jamestown Public Works and Park, Recreation and Conservation employees. Chautauqua Hydroseeding planted grass along the path.