June 18, 2016 2-4pm: Carousel Celebration at Stewart Park

June 14, 2016

Stewart Park Carousel Celebration Saturday, June 18 , 2016 2-4pm Join Friends of Stewart Park on Saturday, June 18th from 2 – 4pm for treat, face painting and free rides on the newly restored Stewart Park Carousel, along with an official unveiling of the sign honoring the donors of this carousel restoration project.  The Friends […]

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FSP in the News: New Carousel Fence

January 26, 2016

The new carousel fence is in the park and in the news! Ithaca Journal article & video With your help FSP has led the effort to repaint all of the Carousel horses and now installed a new Carousel fence! The restored and repainted carousel has a new fence!  With the help of many generous donors […]

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Boating Access Improvements are on the way!

December 12, 2015

Two additional launches are coming to Stewart Park as part of the development of the Cayuga Blueway Trail, a recreational water (paddling) trail along Cayuga Lake! The 2015 New York State Regional Economic Development Council Awards were announced recently and Tompkins County was granted an award of $101,245 for Project: Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail Implementation […]

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FSP Video Update: Why a New Playground for All, Nov. 2015

November 11, 2015

Friends of Stewart Park is working with designers, school children, parents and the Ithaca community to craft a plan for a new Stewart Park Playground with both traditional beloved playground features and new features that will be accessible to all (including those who are inadvertently excluded from using many traditional playground features). Essential to the […]

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FSP Video Update: What We’ve Done Lately & What’s Next – Mar. 2015

November 9, 2015

Did you know that Stewart Park, our lakefront gem, is being revitalized? On July 4, 2021, just 6 years from now, Stewart Park will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The Friends of Stewart Park, the City of Ithaca and many community organizations, businesses, and volunteers are coming together to make a variety of improvements, large and […]

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Come and Play With Us!

April 8, 2013

Stewart Park Spray Play & Playground Design Workshop Saturday, April 13 @ 10am Ithaca Youth Bureau Join the Friends of Stewart Park with playground designers Parkitects and Play by Design for a visioning session on a new playground and spray park for Stewart Park. Bring your ideas, expertise, energy, and most importantly, your kids for […]

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Grant for the Boathouse in the News

January 23, 2013

Late in December 2012 the City of Ithaca received word that it has been awarded a New York State Consolidated Funding grant to make limited access to the second floor of the Cascadilla Boathouse possible again.  With this $75K funding, the City can construct a stairway/fire egress to the second floor, improve insulation and lighting, […]

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Friends of Stewart Park releases Summer 2012 postcard.

May 30, 2012

The Friends of Stewart Park has released their 2012 Summer promotional postcard. The postcard features the painting “Summer Lake Heat on Cayuga”, which is a 30″ x 36″ oil panel by artist Brian Keeler.  Please contact us if you are interested in copies of the postcard for handing out at tables or to friends and neighbors.

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Celebrate a New Proclamation with the Ithaca Motion Picture Project

May 8, 2012

Please join the Ithaca Motion Picture Project, one of the amazing partners of Friends of Stewart Park, on May 24th at noon as Mayor Svante Myrick signs a proclamation designating October as Ithaca Silent Movie Month. The signing will take place at the former Wharton Studio in Stewart Park. Check back soon for more information […]

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Ithaca is Community! Day a Great Success

April 24, 2012

Thank you to all of our volunteers who participated in the Stewart Park clean-up during Ithaca is Community! Service Day on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. Volunteers leveled soil and repaired the lawn around the Mayor Stewart Memorial Flagpole Garden. More than twenty volunteers, including community members and organizations as diverse as the Ithaca Youth Council, […]

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