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ITHACA, N.Y. –– More than two weeks after Stewart Park closed following severe thunderstorms, the park is once again open to the public, the city announced Friday afternoon.  

The reopening comes days before the park will celebrate its centennial birthday bash on Sunday — rescheduled from Fourth of July, as public works crews and volunteers cleared the tree debris from storms that slammed Tompkins County.  

The city asks those returning to Stewart Park to steer clear of hazardous areas that remain fenced off at the park. As severe weather continues, check the Friends of Stewart Park website and Facebook page for further updates. 

Madeline Rosenberg

Madeline Rosenberg is a reporter from The Cornell Daily Sun working The Sun's inaugural summer fellowship at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at