Construction will begin this summer on the Lake Lounge on Onondaga Lake – about seven years after the project was first announced. The project will connect the Onondaga Creekwalk to the Onondaga Lake West Shore trail.
The lounge is a 1,350-square-foot deck with tiered seating, located at the end of the Onondaga Creekwalk on the shore of Onondaga Lake. Currently, the space is a swath of pavement that’s slowly begun to erode.
The city will front the money for the project, Onondaga County will handle the work and New York State will ultimately pick up the bill.
Onondaga County will pick the contractor and oversee the project, since it fits into the county’s Loop the Lake project. That project aims to have a pedestrian trail that circles the entire lake.
The Onondaga Lake Creekwalk closed in Fall 2018 due to erosion.