LOCATION: The park is bounded by Oak Street, Rugby Road, Farmer Street, and Whitwell Drive.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Acreage: 37.36 Neighborhood Park
FEATURES: Bova Community Center
Swimming Pool The pool at Schiller park is a 50 meters long by 25 yards wide, ten lanes outdoor pool, with a capacity of 485 bathers. There is a 125 foot long shallow end deck top water slide. The water depth ranges from 3 feet to 12 feet, and children must be a minimum of 3 feet, 10 inches to swim. The pool also has a children's spray fountain. Please see the Aquatics page for information on our swimming programs.
Athletic Fields and Courts Schiller Park has a softball diamond and a hardball diamond, 6 tennis courts, 1 basketball court, and 2 handball courts.
Playground A playground consisting of swings, slides, seesaws, and climbing bars.
HISTORY: Prior to the development of Schiller Park, this site was a forested hilltop with an open clearing around a drumlin-like landform believed to be an ancient burial ground. In 1901, the City purchased 23.5 acres for a public park and in 1911, landscape architect David Campbell implemented his design. Unique to the park, honoring the German neighborhood population, is a monument to Goethe and Schiller. Some of the park's built elements retain vestiges of the arts and crafts movement. At the park's highest point, one can view a great panorama of downtown Syracuse.