The City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs will temporarily change the traffic patterns entering the loop of Higher Onondaga Park to reduce vehicle activity and improve pedestrian safety during the park’s most active hours. Beginning Friday, May 8, Crossett Street and Clairmonte Avenue will be the sole access point for vehicles to enter and exit the park Monday through Friday until further notice. The loop will remain one-way throughout Higher Onondaga Park and a stop sign will be installed at the end of the park’s loop at Clairmonte Avenue for vehicles exiting the park.

Existing barricades at Onondaga Avenue, Onondaga Park Drive, and Strathmore Drive at Roberts Avenue will remain in place. Vehicles will no longer be able to enter or exit the park loop at the following locations:

  • Arlington Avenue
  • Parkside Avenue
  • Parkway Drive
  • Roberts Avenue
  • Summit Avenue

To further increase park pedestrian access and safety, on Saturdays and Sundays Higher Onondaga Park, along with Burnet Park, Lincoln Park and Thornden Park, will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturdays to 7 a.m. on Mondays for “Weekend Walks in the Parks.” The program provides safer conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, and wheelchair users by restricting vehicles using park roads, and making it easier for people to enjoy several City parks while practicing social distancing.

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