Ithaca is home to many beautiful parks, which can include breathtaking views of nature or just playgrounds for children. In many cases they include both.

City Parks

The City of Ithaca maintains 22 parks and natural areas that are open to the public: (Official City Parks Directory)

State Parks

New York State Parks are numerous in the Ithaca Area and throughout the Finger Lakes. For an overview of state parks in the region, visit the regional webpage at the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation or the parks page at the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance.

The 4 state parks in Tompkins County are: