Announcements & News


Below is the most up-to-date information about facility updates, program updates and cancellations. We will continue to update this list and additional details as they become available. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Main Office: Closed to the public. Please call 315.473.4330 between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday or email for questions. Phones will not be answered 10/30, 11/20, 11/26 & 11/27. For tree emergencies that occur outside of the listed hours , please call Central Dispatch at 315.448.8361.

Adult Leagues: Cancelled until further notice.

Community Centers: Closed until further notice for programming, but grab & go meals will be available Monday - Friday at three (3) locations beginning October 13, 2020. Meals will not be available on 10/30, 11/3 (Kirk only), 11/11, 11/20, 11/26 & 11/27.

  • Kirk Park Community Center: 4:30-5:50 p.m.
  • Schiller Park Community Center: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Westmoreland Community Center: 3-4 p.m. 

Golf Course:

  • Burnet: Closed for the season.
  • Sunnycrest: Closed for the season. 

Ice Rinks: 

  • Clinton Square: TBD
  • Meachem: Available by permit only (10-hour minimum rental. For more information email Joe Burns at or Trevor Wallace at 
  • Sunnycrest: Closed until further notice

Pools: Closed until further notice.

Senior Centers (Cecile & Magnarelli): Closed until further notice.



To Create A New 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 will be paid by check and take 2-4 weeks to process.  


CITY PARK PERMITS FOR 50 OR LESS PEOPLE for small private gatherings are being processed. Social distancing and adhering to public health guidelines is required. Permits will only be issued for 50 or less people at this time (no electricity, trash pick-up, picnic tables, sanitizing/clean-up or restrooms). To request a permit for 50 or less people, please email or

ATHLETIC PERMITS are now being processed provided they are in accordance with the current guidelines mandated by New York State, Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse. Failure to comply with the current guidelines will result in the denial or revocation of a permit. Please note the following locations will not be permitted until further notice: Burnet Turf, Sunnycrest Turf and Sunnycrest Practice Turf.

Prior to applying, please be advised that due to Department staff shortages and financial restrictions, all field maintenance and facility sanitizing/cleaning will be the responsibility of the permit holder. This also includes the customary “start of the season” field preparation.

The following items must be received before the permit will be issued:

  • A written plan outlining how the permit holder intends to practice social distancing for the participants and spectators, at all times.
  • A written plan how the field area and facility, if necessary, will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each use. 
  • Updated certificate of liability insurance with the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs listed as additionally insured for a minimum of $1,000,000.
  • $30.00 permit fee (per field) payment.

Permit applications, plans, and insurance can be emailed to Trevor Wallace at If all items are received and approved, a link will be emailed for credit payment. A 2.75% non-refundable processing fee will be charged. Checks or money orders can also be made payable to: Commissioner of Finance and mailed to 412 Spencer Street, Syracuse, NY 13204, Attn: Athletic Field Permits

For more information about athletic field permits, please email

Park buildings, community centers and senior centers remain closed to the public.

Current Activity Guide