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Repairing weather-worn Delaware Park after J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

Posted at 2:16 PM, Jun 26, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is teaming up with several local groups to help support the turf restoration of a section of Delaware Park that was torn up this Spring thanks to severe weather conditions and record race attendance at this year’s Corporate Challenge.

Nearly 60,000 square feet including two golf holes were affected. The damage is estimated at $25,000 for the initial work and over $60,000 has been raised toward the effort. The funds will be used for ground preparation including rolling and intensive aeration, installation of sod on the golf fairways and a fall reseeding of the surrounding areas.

As Delaware District Councilmember and a runner, I applaud those companies who have come forward to assist with this restoration,” said Joel Feroleto, Council Member. “The essence of the Corporate Challenge is team building, and it is great to see the teamwork happening to rebuild our park.

According to park officials, the phased turf restoration process begins in July and will last through September.