Onondaga Lake Beach Feasibility and Design Study

Project Details

Client Onondaga County
Dates 2018-2020
Location New York

In 2018, Onondaga County’s Office of the Environment began to explore the feasibility of creating a public beach at Onondaga Lake Park, a project that aims to restore this vital natural resource following extensive clean-up programs to address legacy industrial contaminants and improve municipal wastewater treatment and stormwater management. The project assessed the current level of community interest in a beach of Onondaga Lake and estimate its use, identify the best location for a beach, and develop a shovel-ready design. EcoLogic lead the community outreach efforts, helping to mediate conversations that explain the science of the lake and address public health concerns.