The Chittenango Lion's Botanical Park Development History

  1. Sept. 2007: Chittenango Lion's Board of Director's Meeting, a lawyer for the property owners of the 9+ acres of land between Chittenango Creek and Dyke Road, south of the Sun Chevrolet Parking lot presented the idea of his clients donating the property to the Village if the Lions would take on the project of stewarding it's development as a public resource.
  2. July 22nd, 2008: Chittenango Village Board approved Option #2 of the Chittenango Lion's proposal for the Dyke Road Property. Here is the Proposal [Word] [RTF] presented to the Village and the attached exhibits:
  3. Summer 2010: Legal documents to transfer the property to the Village completed & filed.
  4. Land Maps:
  5. Summer 2010: Lions and the Village Trails Committee combine in a joint effort to plan the development of the trails and Park.
  6. Fall 2010: Lions and the State University of NY's College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Center for Community Design Research, embark in a joint effort to allow the ESF students to use the park property as their Fall 2010 Design Studio project.  The results of their design  studies can be viewed in this document.
  7. Nov. 2010: the Lions & the ESF students hold a Public Forum to share high level plans to develop the park into a Botanical Park, presenting many of the designs the student had proposed.
  8. Summer. 2011: The village acquires the adjoining property that includes the old dyke and the old mill pond, and the Lions finalize a trail plan for the park.