Challenge Course Opens, Newest Health and Recreation Facility Located at Burnet Park

Newest Burnet Park Facility Offers Timed Races and Obstacle Course

Miner: New Challenge Course Will Be a Longstanding Asset for Syracuse’s West Side Neighbors and Athletes

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner  opened the new Burnet Park Challenge Course, the newest Parks facility located within the historic Tipperary Hill Park. The Challenge Course was completed under the leadership of the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs.

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“This new facility provides an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to test their speed and agility, enjoying a healthy workout in a terrific park,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “The new Burnet Park Challenge Course will be a longstanding asset for neighbors and athletes on the City’s West Side.”

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The new Challenge Course features two race lanes where runners can time themselves or race an opponent. Additionally, the facility features an obstacle course, designed with many aspects used in athletic training. The new course is free and available for public use during regular park hours.

The Challenge Course was part of a nearly $500,000 slate of improvements that have taken place at Burnet Park, including equipping the rink with sport turf and making aesthetic enhancements. One of Syracuse’s largest parks, Burnet Park encompasses 88 acres and is home to a 9-hole, Par 3 golf course and public swimming pool.