Request for Proposals for Inner Harbor Park Redesign

On display until April 26, 2024, 05:30 PM

FOR PUBLICATION: Thursday, March 28, 2024 

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Syracuse Department of Neighborhood and Business Development 

TYPE OF NOTICE: Request for Proposals  


The City of Syracuse Division of Planning and Sustainability is soliciting proposals for the redesign of Inner Harbor Park, recently renamed Progress Park, along Onondaga Creek to improve recreational opportunities, pedestrian and bicycle connections, visitor amenities, and safety. The City is seeking qualified firms/consultants to create a planning and design process that will include public engagement and produce construction documents for a redesigned park area.  

The Request for Proposals (RFP) opened on Thursday, March 28 and will close on April 25 at 2:30 p.m. Click Here to view RFP #24-268 Inner Harbor Park Redesign. Written questions about the proposal will be accepted until April 18.  

About Inner Harbor Park 

Inner Harbor Park is a city-owned park located at 396 West Kirkpatrick St. The park currently features off-street parking, a waterfront amphitheater, and a portion of the City’s Onondaga Creekwalk trail, a part of the New York State Empire State Trail system. The park is a frequent pass-through for trail users and provides easy parking and access to the trail network. The park also hosts several larger festivals and events throughout the year. Enhancements to the park will provide a safer, more effective gathering place and complement the ongoing development of the Inner Harbor. 

About the Syracuse Local Waterfront Revitalization Program 

Improvements to the design of Inner Harbor Park will begin implementation of the New York Department of State funded Syracuse Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The program’s current draft plan includes specific projects and policies to re-imagining the City's waterfront area along Onondaga Lake and the Inner Harbor. Click here to learn more about the LWRP.