August 15, 2017

Morningside Cultural Trail Grand Opening

A Unique Walking Trail Network Uniting the Community in Celebration of its Art and Architecture, History and Culture, Science and Nature, and Recreation and Fitness The Morningside Cultural Trails (MCT) network includes over 7 miles of walking trails on Syracuse’s Eastside, each with its own distinctive experience. It currently consists of the Main Loop Trail (5 Read More…

August 14, 2017

Stickley House Construction Kickoff 8/17

A public event to announce the start of restoration of the historic Gustav Stickley House on Columbus Avenue in Syracuse is planned for Thursday, August 17. The construction kickoff event, hosted by the University Neighborhood Preservation Association (UNPA) and the Gustav Stickley House Foundation, Inc. (GSHF), will be held at Stickley’s former home at 438 Read More…

July 10, 2017

Euclid Ave Bike Lane Project

Euclid Avenue Bike Lane Project Update: Public comments and the refined design will be discussed during an upcoming Common Council Public Works Committee meeting. Open to the public! Please share. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Common Council Chambers Third floor, City Hall 233 E Washington St, Syracuse, NY 13202

May 25, 2017

4th Annual Barry Park Fun Run

The University Neighborhood Preservation Association (UNPA) and the Barry Park Association hosted the Barry Park Fun Run on Sunday, May 21st. Over 150 children participated in the race and over $900 was donated on Sunday for the Barry Park Association. Plenty of neighbors and families were on hand to cheer on the runners. With these Read More…

April 26, 2017

Bike Lane Meeting 4/27

The City will be hosting a public meeting and discussion regarding Bike Lanes on Euclid Avenue Thursday, 4/27/17  6-7:30pm Edward Smith School The video below is to provide more information and was created in support of the bike lanes. A Bike Lane for Euclid? from Jessica Suarez on Vimeo.

April 6, 2017

Barry Park Community Survey

The University Neighborhood Preservation Association (UNPA) and the Syracuse Parks Department are seeking feedback from community members about Barry Park. Please complete a 10-minute survey by visiting by April 20. If you are interested to talk more about Barry Park, email Results of the survey will be posted to the UNPA website on Read More…

October 10, 2016

Thornden Park Tailgate Party

The Parks Dept. will be partnering with Galaxy Communications to host a Tailgate Party in Thornden Park on Saturday, Oct. 15, before the Va. Tech game.   It will run from 1 to 3 p.m., and the activities will be centered around the Amphitheatre and the fieldhouse.  They will have live remotes with Sunny 102 and KRock (two Read More…

September 9, 2016

Community Awards & Annual Report

The University Neighborhood Preservation Association is pleased to present the nominees for the inaugural year of UNPA’s Community Awards! Our the Annual Report to the Community will be held on Thursday, September 15th at the Thornden Park playground & pavilion. A potluck will begin at 5:30pm, followed by a short program at 6:15. Winners will be announced. Please Read More…

August 4, 2016

Let’s Celebrate our Neighbors

UNPA’s Annual Meeting is Sept 15th & we would like to recognize valued residents of our neighborhood You can post your nominees for each of the 3 awards here or email We would love to have some photos to display of our nominees. Deadline is 8/12. Community Advocacy: Who do you know that gives Read More…

July 18, 2016

Help maintain the Meadowbrook End Caps

From the Meadowbrook Gardeners:  As you may be aware, over 5 years ago a small group of us started the Meadowbrook Garden Project.  We started it to beautify the green space, to prevent graffiti on the concrete guards, and to create a sense of community in the neighborhood.  It started with a handful of end Read More…