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    schillerPark

    LOCATION:

    The park is bounded by Oak Street, Rugby Road, Farmer Street, and Whitwell Drive.

     
     

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    • Total Acerage: 37.36
    • Type of Park: Community Park
    • TNT Sector: Area 7 – Northside
    • Directions:
      From the North: Interstate 81 southbound to the exit for Clinton St/Salina St, exit 19.  Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Clinton St.  Slight right towards Butternut St (265 ft).  Continue straight onto Butternut St (.1 mi).  Turn right onto 3rd Ave (1.3 mi).  Turn left onto Highland St (340 ft).  Turn right onto Park Roadway (75 ft) to enter Schiller Park.
      From the South: Interstate 81 northbound to the exit for Court St/NY-298, exit 22.  Keep left at the fork, follow signs for NY-298 and merge onto Sunset Ave.  Turn right onto Court St (.1 mi).  Turn right onto Park St (.2 mi).  Turn left onto Butternut St (.5 mi).  Turn right onto 3rd Ave (.3 mi).  Turn left onto Highland St (340 ft).  Turn right onto Park Roadway (75 ft) to enter Schiller Park.
      From the West: Interstate 690 eastbound to the exit toward W Genesee St.  Keep right at the fork to continue toward W Genesee St (.1 mi).  Turn left onto W Genesee St (.2 mi).  Continue onto James St (.4 mi).  Turn left onto Oak St (1.1 mi).  Turn left onto Rugby Rd (.6 mi) to enter Schiller Park.
      From the East: Interstate 690 westbound to the exit for Teall Ave.  Keep right at the fork, follow signs for James St.  Turn right onto Teall Ave (165 ft).  Take 1st right onto Burnet Ave.  Turn right onto Oak St (.6 mi).  Turn left onto Rugby Rd (1 mi) to enter Schiller Park.

    FEATURES:

    • Bova Community Center
    • Swimming Pool 
      The pool at Schiller park is a 50 meters long by 25 yards wide, ten lanes outdoor pool, with a capacity of 485 bathers. There is a 125 foot long shallow end deck top water slide. The water depth ranges from 3 feet to 12 feet, and children must be a minimum of 3 feet, 10 inches to swim. The pool also has a children's spray fountain.
    • Athletic Fields and Courts
      Schiller Park has a softball diamond and a hardball diamond, 6 tennis courts, 1 basketball court, and 2 handball courts.
    • Playground
      Playground consisting of swings, slides, seesaws, and climbing bars.

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    HISTORICAL INFORMATION:
    Prior to the development of Schiller Park, this site was a forested hilltop with an open clearing around a drumlin-like landform believed to be an ancient burial ground. In 1901, the City purchased 23.5 acres for a public park and in 1911, landscape architect David Campbell implemented his design. Unique to the park, honoring the German neighborhood population, is a monument to Goethe and Schiller. Some of the park's built elements retain vestiges of the arts and crafts movement. At the park's highest point, one can view a great panorama of downtown Syracuse

     
     
 
       
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