FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hoyt Lake Fountain Reinstalled And Running
(BUFFALO, NY) – The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy has reinstalled the Hoyt Lake Fountain.
“Since last year, the Conservancy has worked with a number of special partners to help restore and resituate the fountain in Hoyt Lake,” said Stephanie Crockatt, executive director. “The fountain had seized both mechanically and electrically, so the entire mechanism with its electrical conduit had to be carefully lifted out of the lake, cleaned, recalibrated, rewired, and now lowered back into the water. We have many to thank, as this was literally a heavy lift.”
Working on the fountain in a concerted team effort have been Conservancy staff, led by operations director, Bob Stotz, as well as crane assistance from Don Poleto and Don Maloney from the City of Buffalo DPW, and two service companies, MGM Electric and Thermal Mechanical.
The fountain, which originated from a grant from then NY Senator Mark Grisanti, has become a scenic compliment to the challenged lake, and is one of the most photographed features in that part of Delaware Park. As with many gifts to the park, the lingering maintenance costs and expenses are born to the Conservancy, the park’s non-profit steward. Thankfully, Councilman Joel Feroleto stepped up to assist the Conservancy and provided the funding for the repairs as a contribution from his district.
“I am pleased to support the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and am thrilled the fountain at Hoyt Lake will be up and running this summer. Hoyt Lake is one of the most serene and picturesque locations in the City of Buffalo and neighbors and visitors are excited about the fountain,” said Delaware District Councilman Joel Feroleto.
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