Overgrown Syracuse park to see monthly cleanups

Forman Park

The Syracuse Connective Corridor group has announced monthly cleanup sessions for a park that is in need of a lot of care.

Forman Park became the focus of major attention earlier this summer because it was turning into an eyesore.

The park, at East Genesee and Almond Streets, is the home of a police memorial but parts of the facility have become overgrown with unsightly weeds and gardens have been neglected for months.

It turns out that although many annuals were planted, there was no formal plan for how to care for them. Over the summer there were at least two formal cleanups of the park, and now there is a plan to make them more regular.

The Connective Corridor Facebook page invites all those who are interested to, "launch an Adopt a Park program for Forman Park." This will be led by the Syracuse Police Retirees and cleanups will be held the second Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Next cleanups are:

- September 7, 9 a.m. to noon.

- October 12, 9 a.m. to noon.

- November 9, 9 a.m. to noon.