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.

Hollyhock bloom in the bed closest to Clinton St.
Image by Martha Gioumousis

Hollyhock at Creekwalk Planting

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

Butterfly Weed attracts Monarch Butterflies

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 in 2019 with perennials including Iris, Baptisia, Gaillardia, Helenium, and Daylilies.

Last updated December 28, 2021