Stewart Park at the turn of the 20th century was a quiet lakeside park and a popular waterfront gathering place for both city residents and visitors. New and elegantly designed facilities, including the picnic and dance pavilions, water tower, bandstand, Renwick Pier, and the Cascadilla Boathouse were linked to the City by the Ithaca Street Railway and to many popular lake resorts by steamboats. While still a very popular waterfront destination, many park buildings and landscapes are in need of rehabilitation.
The Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative is collaborating closely with the Friends of Stewart Park to develop and realize a comprehensive rehabilitation plan for this beautiful and historic destination.
The Stewart Park Rehabilitation Action Plan is a prioritized action plan for individual park rehabilitation and enhancement projects that together will create a more vibrant Stewart Park. To learn more about the plan visit the Friends of Stewart Park webpage.