Created By: Friends of Stewart Park
The Picnic Pavilion was constructed around 1895 and is now rented every summer for day camps and parties. The Picnic Pavilion (often called the Large Pavilion) is the public face of Stewart Park for many Ithacans and visitors to the park. Most every summer evening it is rented for parties and special events. The pavilion has been the home of the Stewart Park Day Camp, which has served thousands of children from Ithaca and Tompkins County over the past thirty years. Age and heavy use have taken a toll on this beautiful shingle-style building and major renovations are now underway. Volunteers have painted the building’s exterior and city crews have repaired columns. The city of Ithaca rebuilt the bathrooms with support from the Town of Ithaca and the Topmkins County Tourism Program. On the spring of 2016, 3 north-facing semi-circular door and window units were restored. Funds are now being raised by the Friends of Stewart Park to complete building restoration.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Stewart Park History