Wednesday 30 November 2022
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City Unveils New, Historical Signs Along Onondaga Creekwalk

By Staff


Creekwalk_logo_2Mayor Stephanie Miner has unveiled a series of new signs along the Onondaga Creekwalk, aimed at educating users about the history of the Onondaga Creek corridor, and Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, city officials stated.

Creekwalk users will be able to access related videos produced by the Onondaga Historical Society by scanning a code on each sign with a smart phone.

A map of the sign locations will also be available on the city’s website.

“The Onondaga Creekwalk is an asset which links growing neighborhoods, and the natural beauty of Onondaga Creek, and the lake,” Miner stated. “These signs will highlight the role the creek corridor has played in the history, and development, of our community.”

Historical markers had been a part of the original design concept for the Creekwalk, and, in 2012, the city partnered with communications design students at Syracuse University to develop a new logo design, and basic design elements for signage along the creek.

The city selected the final version of the logo using an online poll, which officials conducted in collaboration with the Syracuse Media Group, the city stated.

Then, in 2013, the city began working with the Onondaga Historical Association to develop content, and the final designs for the project.

“OHA is thrilled to help add value to the Onondaga Creekwalk with this project that highlights the great history along the waterway,” said Gregg Tripoli, executive director of OHA. “The banks and waters of Onondaga Creek have played significant roles in our local history for generations, and we are glad to share some of those wonderful stories through this project.”

According to the city, the signs had been paid for with funding from the Phase I budget, as well as a donation from accounting firm Testone, Marshall, and Discenza (now known as the Bonadio Group). The city installed the signs late last fall and early this spring.