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The Westcott Neighborhood of Syracuse, NY

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Saturday April 6 2019
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visioning Voices – Our Town Our Trails

Hosted by: visioning voices

Syracuse Eastside Neighborhood is hosting this Visioning Voices Community Design Speaker Series event focusing on how residents can build and activate urban trails throughout the city.

Visioning Voices is a series of neighborhood-based events which are open to the public and professionals. Visioning Voices events focus on the design of our built and natural environments and its effect on our community health and quality of life. Take lessons learned and connections made back to your community.

Register for the activities that work best with your schedule:

9 AM – Sign in, Coffee and snacks. Welcome and Syracuse organizers will share some trail initiatives going on in our city.

9:30 AM – Rick Manning, Executive Director of Friends of Stewart Park; Coordinator of Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative in Ithaca, NY, presents his experience as a professional and a community volunteer in fostering enthusiasm and excitement in others to plan and complete meaningful trails.

10:45 AM – The hands-on workshop will provide facilitated activities to practice and apply ideas introduced in the presentation. You can take what you’ve learned and materials to work with others in your neighborhood.

12:15 – Join in a community lunch during which you can meet and talk with people interested in this topic and building connections.

1:00 – Regroup at Oakwood Cemetery for a tour hosted by Historic Oakwood Cemetary Preservation Association and lead by Professor Sue Greenhagen. The tour is titled “Live Oaks and Dead Folks” and will include how Oakwood Cemetery is working to activate and interpret the historic, cultural and ecological trails. Please indicate in the sign up if you need transportation to the tour location.

Children and teens are invited to attend. Supervised activities for children ages 4 and up will be provided. Children and teenagers are also encouraged to participate in the presentation and workshop.

Wesctott Community Center is located at 826 Euclid Ave, Syracuse. Parking will be available at the Erwin Church lot, 920 Euclid Ave, and accessible parking is along the side of the Westcott Community Center. Street parking may also be available.


Visioning Voices Steering Committee is a group of Syracuse based volunteers working with the SUNY ESF’s Center for Community Design Research.