Patches of pathway at Lakeside Park to get thousands of dollars - Tucson News Now

Patches of pathway at Lakeside Park to get thousands of dollars worth of repairs

If you've been to Lakeside Park recently, you've probably seen this. But soon, this will all be fixed. (Source: Tucson News Now) If you've been to Lakeside Park recently, you've probably seen this. But soon, this will all be fixed. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is spending $14,000 to fix portions of the pathway at Lakeside Park on the eastside that have been blocked by barricades due to erosion in the cement.

Spokesperson for the department Sierra Davenport said they're working with a contractor about this issue and workers are scheduled to put up a more permanent barricade surrounding these holes as early as Monday, Oct. 10.

"[The department] doesn't want to shut the path down, but they do want something so vandals won't be able to get to them," said Davenport.

She said the damage is due to a design flaw when the pathway was first laid out. When it rains, Davenport said it starts to cause serious erosion to the cement, causing it break off.

Robert Gomez said he lives just a few blocks down from the park and comes out there to fish. He said there are times people have almost gotten seriously hurt near the holes.

"Honestly, I think it's time they finally do something before somebody really gets hurt," said Gomez. "I would like to come back one day and visit and see that they've done something real nice with this park."

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