Originally Posted by StorageShedSmart
I'm not sure if I'm explaining this properly, but I'll give it a shot.
In the pictures you have up there it appears that the original downspout ran directly into a pipe in the ground. There is roughly one foot of pipe remaining above ground level and the down spout has been rerouted roughly 1/2 foot above that to snake around the corner of the house an into the garden.
My thought would be to have the downspout cross the path to the house close to ground level to redirect water to the lawn. A small "decorative" foot bridge would then be built overtop of the downspout to allow for people to cross over without tripping.
It would require some clever positioning to ensure there is still proper drainage without making your footbridge too obvious. The key would be to make something attractive as well as practical so that it would seem more like decorative landscaping than an attempt at an inexpensive fix to a drainage problem.
I hear what you are saying but in order to cross the walkway it would have to go over the garden wall which would mean it would have to angle up at some point. I also don't really like the idea of a big hump halfway down the walkway that you have to step up and over everytime you go in or out of the house. I do appreciate your help though.