Area 3 – Southside

The Spirit of Syracuse

The Community is one that embraces diversity, live, work and play in unity.

The primary focus of Syracuse South Side (Tomorrows’ Neighborhoods Today) TNT is to recognize, cultivate and promote the personality, the gifting, the individualities, interest and values of each community resident young and old.

It is our expressed purpose to promote and provide safe productive family structure regardless of economic status, or any other impending or perceived limitations.

As an ever growing diverse community represented by six distinct neighborhoods each area is individually identifiable yet cohesive in values.  As represented in the “Five Year Plan” developed from a comprehensive study and community survey, we are diligently working to enhance our neighborhoods by providing provocative measures to identify and cultivate the highest level educational system, promote family equality, employment opportunities as well as technical training/internship when needed.  These training/internships are to be earmarked and offered to community residents in prime economic development ventures throughout the City of Syracuse furthering community management and economic stability.

Area 3:  Is comprised of six unique residential neighborhoods:  Brighton, Elmwood, Southside, Southwest, Strathmore, and Wink worth.

The Southside is also home of six public parks:   Elmwood (which is home to Furnace Brook), Kirk, home to the Youth Enrichment Outreach Project and the Pop Warner Kirk Park Colts.  An extension of the Creek Walk a viable walking trail of the Syracuse community has been extended through the Kirk Park Pathway.

 Lower Onondaga has recently revitalized its space adding unique water features enhancing the grassy play area.  It also houses a unique greenhouse conservatory which services many Syracuse neighborhoods with foliage.  Upper Onondaga (which includes Hiawatha Lake), McKinley; has been overhauled including the newly developed Jim Boehiem Basketball Court, and Wilson Park one of the oldest parks located in the heart ofHistoric Pioneer Homes Housing Complex, the oldest in the country .  Also embodied within the Southside are Bakers Playground, Libba Cotton Grove, and Spirit of Jubilee Park, as well as unique Green Spaces such as the Sankofa and Borden Pocket Parks, each serves as recreational spaces designed for neighborhood residents and community engagement.  Revitalizing open spaces such as the Rahma Garden highly visible to the 81 highway onramps is ongoing by the Beautification Task Force of Southside TNT. The Brady Farm; growing in the mist of the urban setting are fresh produce planted, cultivated and harvested for the total Syracuse population.


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