Explore Our Parks in Utica, New York
Utica is a parks kind of town! From its 60-acre and 5 mile long Memorial Parkway to its three historic parks that span another 505 acres – Roscoe Conkling/Valley View, T.R. Proctor, and F.T. Proctor – it's easy to see why Utica's Parks and Parkway System was named to the National and State Registers of Historic Places.
As a system, Utica's parks and Memorial Parkway express the aesthetic sense of the Parks Movement in early 20th-century America: the importance placed on preserving and creating large tracts of green spaces in which urban dwellers could easily escape the noise, fumes, and dust of industrialization.