Announcements & News

YOUTH RECREATION COMMUNITY CENTERS

Through the operation of neighborhood community centers, the City of Syracuse provides daily recreational opportunities for local youth from a number of city neighborhoods. Drop-in recreation is free of charge and may include a variety of fun, engaging activities and games designed to keep both the body and mind active! All activities are led by experienced recreation staff, qualified volunteers, or program partners. Drop-in recreation is open to city youth ages 7-13. Programs for older teens are available where noted.
Programs and activities may include:
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Kids Cafe Hot Meals 
  • Homework Help and academic tutoring
  • 4-H Club activities with Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Daily physical activity through sports, active games, fitness classes and more!
Space may be limited, and drop-in capacity may be reached at a site on any given day. Some programs require advanced registration. Don't miss out on any of the fun! Sign up today for the 2022/23 school year!

POOL INFORMATION

FALL 2022 INDOOR POOL INFORMATION Valley and Southwest pools are open! View pool hours here. (pool hours updated 9/13/2022)

Fall water exercise classes will be offered at Southwest and Valley pools. Register here.

Fall swimming lessons will also be offered at Valley Pool this season. Lessons will be offered on Saturdays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays beginning Sept. 23.   All dates and times are subject to change.

For swim lesson level requirements and class objectives by level click here.

For daily up-to-date pool hours call our dedicated pool line at 315-748-8908. This line is not answered or monitored. 
 
For more information, email blopes@syrgov.net or tmontressor@syrgov.net call the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs at 315-473-4330.

We are still seeking additional lifeguards. Next class: Saturdays, Sept. 24 - Nov. 12, 5-8:30 p.m. Learn more at here.

REGISTRATION FOR FALL ADULT ARTS & CRAFTS CLASSES IS OPEN

Register and learn more HERE

WE NEED YOU, SYRACUSE!

We’re looking for YOUR help to grow the Syracuse Community Forest in 1 of 2 ways:
1. Receive a FREE tree planted in front of your house in the city of Syracuse, N.Y. Homeowners, email kphan@syrgov.net, to see if you qualify.
2. Volunteer at our community tree planting events, watch for upcoming posts for event dates and times.

Playground Engagement Opportunities for Community Feedback

Playgrounds include: Cannon Street Community Center, Upper Onondaga Park, and Spirit of Jubilee. Take the Upper Onondaga Park Playground Survey https://bit.ly/OnondagaParkPlaygroundSurvey Read more...

HOW TO CREATE A RECDESK USER ACCOUNT

To Create A Recdesk User Account click HERE. For assistance on setting up an account click HERE
 
To make changes to your account please call our Main Office at 315.473.4330.

VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER will be accepted. Be advised there will be a 2.75%, non-refundable, transaction fee applied to each credit card transaction (subject to change).

Department Refund Policy:

All program and reservation refunds are required to be submitted in writing 30 days from the start of the program or rental for a full refund, less the $5.00 processing fee, with the exception of aquatics programs. Aquatics programs must be submitted ten (10) days for a full refund, less the $5.00 processing fee. Please be advised that credit card transaction fees will not be refunded in any case. All refunds may take 2-4 weeks to process.  

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