The opening of a walking path around Walker Lake is about eight weeks away, although construction on the project is continuing throughout the winter as the weather allows.
That's the news from an update on the project from the Kirkwood city website.
The walking path is the third phase of a project that has been underway in the park for several years. Phase three includes improvements to the lake's perimeter walkway to bring it up to current accessibility standards and to improve control of runoff entering the lake from the park.
A fourth phase will be the naturalization of the concrete channel that feeds the lake from the east.
The first two phases cost about $675,000 and focused on the lake itself, to improve the overall appearance of the lake edge, improve water quality and fish habitat and to rebuild the bridge area and supports for the bridge itself.
Recent work on the lake patch involved construction stone retaining walls, demolition of the two handball courts and work on the rain gardens that are going in that area has started as well.
The path will take another eight weeks to complete, depending on the weather. Landscaping is expected to be completed by May.