- Total Acerage: 0.900
- Type of Park: Downtown Park
- TNT Sector: Area 1
From the North: Interstate 81 southbound to the exit for Franklin St/West St, exit 20. Merge onto Butternut St. Turn right onto N Franklin St (200 ft). N Franklin St turns left and becomes Plum St. Franklin Square Park will be on the right (.2 mi).
From the South: Interstate 81 northbound to the exit for Court St/NY-298, exit 22. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for NY-298. Turn right onto Basin St (100 ft). Turn right onto N State St (.3 mi). Take 1st right onto Catawba St, continue onto Spencer St. Turn left onto Solar St (.2 mi). Turn left onto Plum St (.2 mi). Franklin Square Park will be on the left (160ft).
From the West: Interstate 690 eastbound to the W Genesee St exit. Keep right at the fork to continue toward W Genesee St. Turn right onto W Genesee St. Take 2nd right onto Leavenworth Ave (.2 mi). Slight right onto Evans St (.2 mi). Take 2nd left onto Plum St. Franklin Square Park will be on the left (.2 mi).
From the East: Interstate 690 westbound to the exit for N Geddes St, exit 10. Turn right onto N Geddes St. Take 1st right onto Spencer St. Turn right onto Solar St (.6 mi). Turn left onto Plum St (.2 mi). Franklin Square Park will be on the left (160 ft)
- While in Franklin Square, be sure not to miss a stroll through Franklin Square Park, adorned with trellised gardens, an elegant fountain, and etched quotes from the park's namesake, Benjamin Franklin.
- Many brides and grooms choose picturesque Franklin Park as a backdrop for their wedding photos and/or ceremony. This lovely green space at the corner of Plum and Solar Streets features a fountain, arbors and magnificently-colored flowers in season. The arbors and fountain make beautiful backdrops for wedding photos. But stand back from the fountain so you don't get splashed!Please note: If you need chairs, you would be responsible for obtaining, transporting and removing them from the site. Please do not staple, tape or nail anything in or on any structure, fountain or statue of Benjamin Franklin. There are no restrooms at the park. The space must be reserved through the City's Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs (315) 473-4330. The Parks department will provide a permit application and waiver form, and will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Syracuse's Oldest New Neighborhood
The creation of an entirely new urban neighborhood called Franklin Square is a remarkable accomplishment and indicative of the fertile development environment that exists in the Lakefront area. Once an industrial graveyard, Franklin Square has become a charming neighborhood of restored landmarks, brick sidewalks, ornamental lighting and tree-lined streets. With over $80 million in new investments, Franklin Square has become the location of choice for Central New York employers and residents.