The Strathmore Speaker Series is proud to announce that the Syracuse Parks Department will present on “Syracuse Parks – 100 Years of Fun and More to Come!” at the Onondaga Park Firebarn on Thursday, May 18th at 7 pm. Like all Strathmore Speaker Series events, this presentation is free and open to the public.
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Syracuse City Parks Department which oversees more than 170 parks and 1,000 acres of city land, while hosting countless public events and programs each year, including the Strathmore Speaker Series which is held in a Parks Department venue.
This event will highlight the past, present, and future of parks in our community, with a special focus on Onondaga, Schiller, Elmwood, Kirk, and Thornden Parks.
In honor of the centennial, Syracuse history website and Instagram account, Storycuse.com, will be doing monthly features highlighting Syracuse parks throughout 2017. The Parks Department will also be sharing momentos from their history every Thursday throughout the year on their Facebook account.
More on the history of some of Syracuse’s Parks:
Syracuse Parks Centennial: The History of Lincoln Park
See the Postcard that Depicts Forman Park in 1911
Perseverance Park Design to Reflect Seasons & History of Syracuse
Thornden Park: A Historical Review
Harlow Park Provides a Common Ground for Sports, Community, History
The Other Onondaga Park with a Lake
100 Years Ago, German Immigrants Honored Two Writers From Their Homeland with Statues in Schiller Park
Syracuse’s Interconnected Parks: Kirk and the Onondaga Parks