The work involves bringing up the existing pathway elevation to a level that will reduce water pooling. The pathways will then be re-paved to create a new uniform surface for the public to enjoy.
In recent years, areas of the River Valley such as Botterill Bottom Park and Indian Battle Park have experienced a higher rate of flooding in the spring. Much of this flooding occurs because the pathways have severe low spots which accumulate water and silt. This accumulation of water and debris tends to remain on the pathways until the restoration process occurs, which could take months, due to provincial disaster relief funding. Another issue is that the adjacent vegetation growth surrounding these paths funnels water onto the pathways and causes water to pool for long periods of time, further destroying the paths.