posted Aug 11, 2017, 6:24 AM by Lisa Carrier-Titti   [ updated Aug 17, 2017, 1:15 PM ]

The Town of Ithaca is looking to develop the park site located at the intersection of East King Road and Ridgecrest Road along with two short trail connections.  The current preliminary plans for the park include a new vehicle entrance and parking for 5 vehicles, a small playground, benches and picnic tables, landscaping, enhancing the small pond adjacent to East King Road, and raised berm areas to help enjoy the terrific views.  The project will also include one trail connection from the main park down to Whitetail Drive and a second trail connection from the main park west around the Saunders Road development and out to East King Road where a short section of the trail currently exists.  The trail would be approximately 8 – 10 feet wide with a stone dust surface.

Please stop by the future park site on Wednesday, August 30th anytime between 4 and 6 pm.  Town staff will be present to answer questions and take feedback.  We will have large scale drawings available showing the preliminary designs.  


For questions or to provide feedback, please contact Michael Smith, Senior Planner, or 607-273-1747.


Copies of the preliminary plans can be found here.

Preliminary Plans for Park

2017 Bolton Point Annual Water Quality Report

posted May 15, 2017, 11:23 AM by Lisa Carrier-Titti   [ updated May 15, 2017, 11:25 AM ]

The 2017 Annual Water Quality Report report can be found on the Bolton Point homepage:

Questions about this report can be directed to Glenn Ratajczak, Production Manager, Bolton Point.

Ithaca Trails

posted Apr 5, 2017, 10:29 AM by Lisa Carrier-Titti   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 11:23 AM ]

Outdoor enthusiasts have a new resource to find trails in Tompkins County for hiking, biking, skiing, or simply viewing the multitude of gorges and falls in the area. Funded by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program, a new website, called Out on the Trails at, allows people to search for trails based on the type of experience they seek. Users can search for trails by criteria such as distance, difficulty, scenic views, dog walking, or picnicking, and also access directions to trailheads and information on parking. It is optimized and GPS enabled for use on a mobile device, such as a smartphone, as well as on computers and tablets for viewing on a larger screen.

Hikes are planned throughout the month of April by trail partners to celebrate the County’s trails and the launch of the new website. Go to for details on times and locations.
April 4, 5:00 p.m. - Cayuga Trail East, Ithaca
April 11, 5:00 p.m. - Roy Park Preserve, Dryden
April 13, noon. - Adopt A Trail Ribbon cutting. Cayuga Waterfront Trail near the Space at Greenstar.
April 13, 5:00 p.m. – Black Diamond Trail, Slow Roll Bike Ride. Leave Stewart Park (large pavilion) at 5:00 p.m.
April 15, 8:00 a.m. - Stevenson Preserve, Enfield, RSVP requested
April 17, 1:30 p.m. – Black Diamond Trail, Ithaca Children’s Garden
April 20, 9:00 a.m. Black Diamond Trail North Ulysses/Trumansburg
April 23, 1:00 p.m. – Earth Day Hike on the Cayuga Trail, Ithaca
April 29, 10:00 a.m. – Fischer Old-Growth Forest, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Newfield. Registration required.
April 30, 7:00 a.m. – Jim Schug Trail, Dryden Lake Park

Public Records Portal

posted Jan 19, 2017, 12:26 PM by Lisa Carrier-Titti   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 10:46 AM ]

Search over 50+ years of Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board minutes through the Town of Ithaca's Public Records Portal.
See Documents tab above.

Digital Plans and Drawings Now Accepted - Codes Department

posted Aug 29, 2016, 12:51 PM by Lisa Carrier-Titti   [ updated Aug 29, 2016, 12:51 PM ]

The Codes Department is now accepting digital drawings and plans associated with permit applications.  One hard copy and one digital copy; Digital drawings and plans can be sent via email, flash drive or cd/dvd.  If you need access to Drop Box, please email us at Codes.

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