Burnham Park, Plummer Pool to get new equipment, upgrades

Members of the community are invited to learn about the improvement projects planned for Burnham Park and Plummer Pool on Monday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 pm at Burnham Park.

Sylvania Recreation Operations Manager Mike McMahon is excited to share the proposed plans for these two areas with community members. “These improvements are a long time coming and will certainly make the park and the pool much more accessible and user-friendly,” he stated. Continue reading Burnham Park, Plummer Pool to get new equipment, upgrades

Sylvania Then & Now – Burnham Park

Burnham Park was established in 1911 when Mrs. Celestia Phillips-Pomroy-Burnham, in her Last Will and Testament, willed to “the citizens of the Village of Sylvania” this land for park purposes.

Over the years history has credited Sylvania resident Henry Burnham with donating the property for this park, but the true facts prove that it was his second wife, Celestia, who donated this park property. Celestia’s grandparents Paul and Fanny Hawes purchased the property in 1837, then it was willed to her mother, Susan Hawes-Phillips, in 1841. Then, in 1873, Celestia inherited all of the park property east to include Phillips Avenue from Erie Street south to Maplewood and then south to Monroe Street and east to Judi Young Lane. Continue reading Sylvania Then & Now – Burnham Park