Lakeview Park

Lakeview Park

Lakeview is the newest park located within Onondaga County Parks. The picturesque area opened in May 2014 and features a paved portion of Onondaga Lake Park's West Shore Trail, with access to walkers and bikers. There are several small shelters along the trail with benches enabling park users to take a break and enjoy the spectacular view. In addition, the park is home to the Lakeview Amphitheater. Click here for more information about the amphitheater and the current schedule.

The area also has historical significance as it was once the site of the Lakeview Hotel. Built in 1872, the hotel was one of the earliest resorts on the western shore of the lake. Boxing exhibitions and band shows were popular events held there. By the 1920's, the Onondaga Lake resorts no longer existed.

Please note: The gates on both sides of the Lakeview Amphitheater section of the trail are closed at dusk the night before a concert and will remain closed until reopening at dawn the morning after the concert. If there are concerts 2 days in a row the gates will remain closed throughout the second day. Closing dates/times are subject to change. Click here for concert dates. As always, the West Shore Trail parking lot located on Long Branch Road will be open and all trail users can access the West Shore Trail from this point. 



During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

Lakeview Park

  • Bike Trails

    Bike Trails

    Bike usage is permitted on the East Shore Recreation Trail between the Griffin Visitor Center and the Cold Springs section, as well as the West Shore Trail.  Bicycles are not allowed on the Shoreline Walking Trail.  For an “off-road” trail, utilize the Lakeland Trail located on the west shore of Onondaga Lake.  Please exercise extreme caution and prudent speed when riding your bike on these popular trails.

  • Dogs Allowed

    Dogs Allowed

    In accordance with New York State law all dogs must be restrained by a leash or chain not more than six feet in length, every dog owner must have a dog license tag attached to their dog’s collar and it shall be the duty of each dog owner or person having possession, custody or control of a dog to remove any feces left by his or her dog on any public park property.

  • Trails (Walking/Hiking)

    Trails (Walking/Hiking)

    Located along the scenic western shore of Onondaga Lake, this paved trail meanders through over 4.5 miles of woodlands and open areas. It is perfect for bicyclists, walkers, runners and nature enthusiasts. This side of Onondaga Lake is rich in history; several resorts and dance halls once stood here. The newly opened extension offers spectacular lake and city views and runs right through the new Lakeview Amphitheater. Several shelters and benches can be found along the trail for visitors convenience. Click here to download an Onondaga Lake Park map.

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

Lakeview Park

Physical Address:
490 Restoration Way
Syracuse, NY 13209

Amphitheater/Concert Information - (315) 435-2121

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.