T.R. Proctor Park – Fredrick Law Olmsted, Jr., and Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects designed T.R. Proctor Park as the “reform park” of the Utica Parks and Parkway System. It was designed as a sanctuary for citizens of the city, where they might engage in organized and spontaneous recreational activities.
Today, sports and recreation opportunities continue to abound in T.R. Proctor Park. This active park contains 2 basketball courts, 4 baseball fields, 2 soccer fields and a running trail. The park is in continual use by local schools, colleges, neighborhood teams and families.
Each September thousands of runners and spectators flock to Proctor Park for the annual E.J. Herrmann Cross Country Invitational. Beginning in 1941, the Herrmann is the second oldest invitational in the State.