Creekwalk wisteria
Image by Martha Gioumousis

Purple Wisteria growing on the back of the Cayuga St. parking garage next to Creekwalk.

Columbine and Clematis bloom on the fence above Six Mile Creek.
Image by Martha Gioumousis

Columbine and Clematis bloom on the fence above Six Mile Creek.

Butterfly Weed at Creekwalk attracts Monarch Butterflies.
Image by Martha Gioumousis

Butterfly Weed attracts Monarch Butterflies

The previously closed bed next to the closed bridge.
Image by Martha Gioumousis

This bed was blocked after the bridge was closed and recently re-opened

Creekwalk

Behind the Tompkins County Public Library and the Cayuga St. parking garage along Six Mile Creek is a pedestrian walkway known as Creekwalk.  It is accessible from Green St., Cayuga St. and Clinton St. by the bridge and the Police Station.  Several gardens along Creekwalk are planted with shrubs, perennials, bulbs and annuals, including vines on the fence, hibiscus, phlox and coreopsis. The bridge across the creek was declared unsafe several years ago and closed with no immediate plans to re-open.

After several years of being blocked off, the fence was moved and Beautification was able to get in and do some clean up of the site.  It was planted with perennials in fall of 2019.  Look for new flowers in spring of 2020.

Last updated February 5, 2020