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By Samantha Lee | Agent in Baldwinsville, NY

Getting a House in Syracuse Next to Thornden Park

Having a house in Syracuse near Thornden Park would be absolutely lovely. Acquired by the City of Syracuse Department of Parks in 1921, Thornden Park has long since become one of the premier wedding venues in the city. It is a place where romance blooms in the air all year long but especially so in February, the month of love.

Thornden Park is also most famous for its rose garden, which was completed in 1924. The E.M. Mills Memorial Garden is a two-acre plot that features nearly 370 varieties of roses – and they number 3,850 rose bushes in all. If being surrounded by this many roses doesn’t make your heart ready to fall in love then perhaps the beautiful gazebo located right in the middle of the garden will.

As one of the city’s Historic Designated Landscapes, Thornden Park was formally listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Taking a stroll through its winding paths and exploring its nook and crannies will provide visitors hours of never-ending enchantment. If you need just one more reason to get a house in Syracuse, Thornden Park should be it. This is a place where you can leave all your sorrows behind you and find another reason to smile.

Thornden Park had humble beginnings, having started out as a farm and later on sold in 1850 to James P. Haskins, an affluent salt miner. This was eventually followed by its transfer of ownership to the local government. Various recreational features had been immediately added, including a swimming pool and several ball fields.

In the 1970’s, Thornden Park was one of the many places in the country that had suffered from the Dutch Elm Disease, which resulted into the death of around 600 elm trees. These however were thankfully replaced later on by maple trees that restored the park to its former glory.

Another popular feature of the park is its outdoor amphitheater, which was built under the Works
Project Administration in 1933. Originally christened as Sylvyn Theater, the amphitheater can
accommodate a 6,000 strong crowd. The Syracuse Shakespeare Festival and the Syracuse Opera both perform in the amphitheater for free every August.

Thornden Park was made a part of the city’s park system in line with the City Beautiful movement. As such, when you get a house in Syracuse, Thornden Park is most assuredly just one of the many places you’ll like fall in love with – and at.

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