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    LOCATION:

    655 Onondaga Avenue to 1100 South Avenue

     
     

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    • Total Acerage: 15.60
    • Type of Park: Community Park
    • TNT Sector: Area 3 – Southside
    • Directions:
      From the North: Interstate 81 southbound to the exit for Franklin St/West St, exit 20.  Merge onto Butternut St.  Take the ramp onto S West St (200 ft). Turn right onto W Onondaga St (1.1 mi).  Turn left onto Lower Onondaga Park Dr (1 mi).
      From the South: Interstate 81 northbound to the exit for S Salina St/Brighton Ave, exit 17.  At the bottom of the ramp turn left.  At S Salina St (500 ft) turn right.   Turn left onto W Kennedy St (1 mi).  Take 3rd left onto South Ave (.6 mi).  Take 1st right onto Centennial Dr (.1 mi).  Continue onto Lower Onondaga Park Dr (380 ft).
      From the West: Interstate 690 eastbound to the exit toward S West St.  Keep left at the fork and merge onto S West St.  Turn right onto W Onondaga St (1.1 mi).  Turn left onto Lower Onondaga Park Dr (1.0 mi).
      From the East: Interstate 690 westbound to the exit for West St, exit 11.  Merge onto S West St (.3 mi).  Turn right onto W Onondaga St (.9 mi).  Turn left onto Lower Onondaga Park Dr (1 mi).

    FEATURES:

    • Athletic Fields and Courts
      One Little League diamond.
    • Greenhouse
      The neo-classical greenhouse in which many of the plants used in our parks are grown stands amidst the rusticity of a stone bridge arch and spray fountain.

     

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      HISTORICAL INFORMATION:
      In 1898, the landscape of Lower Onondaga Park was described as "...natural earth works [which] reveal the contribution of man's aesthetic nature to those who seek rejuvenating tonic for the spirit and glorious treat for the eye." Edged by the meandering Onondaga Creek, the 15.6 acres of Lower Onondaga Park were originally designed by renowned landscape architect George Kessler, in 1907, as a park pleasure ground, and many of the impressive trees are as originally planted. The neo-classical greenhouse in which many of the plants used in our parks are grown stands amidst the rusticity of a stone bridge arch and spray fountain. The park also contains a Little League diamond, sunken gardens and grottos with pools and fountains, and a well which supplies Hiawatha Lake with its water.

       
       
     
           
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