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Directions to Phillips Park

The park is located on more than 325 acres on the southeast side of town. It is accessible from Smith Boulevard, Parker Avenue or Howell Place off of Montgomery Road.

Phillips Park 2005 Map

From I-88

  • Exit Farnsworth south
  • Take Farnsworth south to Montgomery Road
  • Turn right on Montgomery Road - Heading west (stop sign)
  • Cross the intersection at Hill Avenue (stop light)
  • You will see the Phillips Park Golf Course and the Aquatic Center on your right
  • Immediately after the Aquatic Center is Howell Place
  • Turn right on Howell Place - Heading north (stop light) Turn right on Moses Drive (stop sign)
  • To Phillips Park Zoo, Sunken Garden or Visitors Center:
    • Continue on Moses Drive and the parking Lots are located to your right
  • To Main Pavilion:
    • Follow the above directions and after turning right on Moses, immediately Turn left onto Wyeth Drive
    • Turn right at Smith Boulevard (stop sign) & continue up above the waterfall

From the West (I-88/Route 47)

  • Exit I-88 at Route 47
  • Go south on Route 47 to Galena Boulevard (2nd light)
  • Turn left on Galena Boulevard, heading east
  • Stay on Galena until Smith Street (east of the downtown)
  • Turn right on Smith Street (Smith Street turns into Smith Boulevard)
  • Smith dead-ends into Waterfall at the Park
  • To Main Pavilion:
    • Go beyond stop sign at Wyeth Drive and up the ramp
  • To Phillips Park Zoo, Sunken Garden or Visitors Center:
    • Turn Right on Wyeth Drive (Stop Sign)
    • Turn Left on Moses Drive (Stop Sign)
    • Continue on Moses Drive and the parking Lots are located to your right

From the South (Route 47, Route 71, Route 34, Route 30)

  • Take Route 47 to Route 71
  • Turn east towards Oswego (Route 71 turns into Route 34)
  • Continue through Oswego to Route 30/Hill Avenue
  • Turn left on Route 30/Hill Avenue to Montgomery Road
  • Turn left (west) on Montgomery Road
  • Turn right on Howell Place (stop light)
  • Turn right on Moses Drive (stop sign)
  • To Phillips Park Zoo, Sunken Garden or Visitors Center:
    • Continue on Moses Drive and the parking lots are located to your right
  • To Main Pavilion:
    • Follow the above directions and after turning right on Moses
    • Immediately turn left onto Wyeth Drive
    • Turn right at Smith Boulevard (stop sign)
    • Continue up the ramp to above the waterfall
  • To The Playground:
    • In order to get to the playground parking area you need to circle the park
    • Follow the directions for the Zoo, Sunken Garden or Visitors Center
    • Continue on Moses Drive until it circles around in front of the playground
    • (The playground is located east of the waterfall and the main pavilion)