Announcements & News

ACTION LEAGUE SCHEDULES

 Games are played at the Magnarelli Community Center at McChesney Park, 2300 Grant Blvd, 13208

Meachem Ice Rink Open Skate Schedule UPDATE

For the week of July 26 - 30, 2021, the open skate schedule at Meachem Ice Rink will be as follows:
 
Pre-registration is required and can be done HERE
 
Monday, July 26th
  • 10 - 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • 1 -2:15 p.m. 
Tuesday, July 27th
  • 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. 
Wednesday, July 28th
  • No open skate 
Thursday, July 29th
  • No open skate 
Friday, July 30th 
  • 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. (senior skate) 

Mobile Recreation Schedule - Summer 2021

BURNET Park and SUNNYCREST Park GOLF COURSE INFORMATION

Burnet Park and Sunnycrest Golf Course Information:

The golf courses will operate seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting. Advanced tee time registration is not required.  

Season membership passes for 2021 are available for purchase online HERE. Season membership passes entitles members to unlimited green fees at both courses, depending on course availability. Season membership pass rates are:

  • Adults (18-54) - $100
  • Juniors (6-17)  - $40.
  • Seniors (55+) - $40
  • Non-city residents will be charged an additional $25 surcharge. Season memberships entitle members to unlimited green fees.

Below are guidelines golfers should be aware of before they arrive:

  • Cash payments will not be accepted.  Accepted payment methods are checks and credit/debit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover). A non-refundable 2.75% credit card transaction fee will be applied.
  • The clubhouses and restrooms will be open to the public. Indoor seating will not be available.
  • Social distancing of six (6) feet apart is required for all golfers not from the same household. A mask must be worn in the clubhouses at all times.
  • Pushcarts, golf clubs and soccer ball rentals will be available.
  • Concessions will be available for purchase.

Golfers looking to do something special this Mother’s Day can bring their mother, grandmother or guardian on Sunday, May 9 to Burnet Park to golf for free with the purchase of one paid green fee. Daily green fees are:

  • Adults (18-54) -  $6.00
  • Juniors (6-17) - $3.00
  • Seniors (55+) -  $3.00

Footgolf at Sunnycrest Golf Course will begin June 15. Footgolf hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Footgolf is a precision sport, aimed for all ages, combining soccer and golf. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf and players kick a regulation soccer ball at the golf course on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups in as few shots as possible.

Burnet Park Golf Course is located in the Tipperary Hill neighborhood of the City, at Avery and Coleridge Avenues. Built in 1901, it was one of the oldest courses in New York State and has the distinction of being the only course with a "shamrock" bunker, reflective of the neighborhood's Irish roots. The course's second hole is the second oldest golf hole of any course in Onondaga County. Burnet Golf Course can be reached at (315) 487-6285

Sunnycrest Golf Course is located on Caleb Avenue, off of Hickok Avenue in the City's Eastwood neighborhood. Built in 1928, it provides a challenging par-3, while offering spectacular views of the city's skyline. Sunnycrest Golf Course can be reached at (315) 473-2674.

For questions regarding the City of Syracuse’s golf courses, leagues or programming please contact Joe Burns at 315-473-4330.

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.  

Summer 2021 Swim Plan

The pools scheduled to open on June 24 are Kirk Park, Onondaga Park, Schiller Park and Thornden Park.
 
The pools scheduled to open on July 1 are Lincoln Park, McKinley Park and Wilson Park. 

Reservation times for open swim will include three sessions, seven days a week:

  • 12 – 1:45 p.m.
  • 2 – 3:45 p.m.
  • 4 – 5:45 p.m.

Advance registration, first introduced last year, is being continued this summer to ensure safe pool area occupancy at all times.

Open swim time slots can be reserved by calling the individual pools from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., up to two days in advance, for up to 10 people. Open swim is free of charge. The phone numbers are:

  • Kirk Park Pool: 315-401-1626 
  • Lincoln Park Pool: 315-382-7890
  • McKinley Park Pool: 315-263-4731
  • Onondaga Park Pool: 315-401-1658
  • Schiller Park Pool: 315-401-1681
  • Thornden Park Pool: 315-401-1709
  • Wilson Park Pool: 315-399-0946

Children under the minimum height requirement must be with a parent or responsible adult over 18 years old. A maximum of three children per adult are allowed. The accompanying adult must be in the water within an arms-reach of children at all times, even when a child is wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation device. To view the full list of pool rules and acceptable swimwear visit http://www.syrgov.net/Parks/poolrules.html

Reservation times for adult lap swim for Schiller Pool and Thornden Pool can be made HERE. They ope seven days in advance. Sessions will be one-hour, Monday – Friday. Session times are:

  • 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.
  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Lap swim admission is $3 for adults ages 16 - 64 and free for 65 and older. Existing coupon book tickets will be honored. Refunds will only be offered if sessions are cancelled by the department after registration opens, minus the 2.75% transaction fee.

The following health and safety precautions will be taken at the pools:

  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • Mask wearing is strongly encouraged on the pool deck, but not required for fully vaccinated patrons. 
  • Participants must remain six feet apart from others unless they reside in the same household.

Swimming lessons, water exercise classes and swim teams are canceled for the summer season. Burnet Pool will remain closed this summer for repairs. The indoor pools at Huntington School, Valley, and the Southwest Community Center will also remain closed through the summer. 

For more information, call the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs at 315-473-4330.

KAYAK RENTALS ON HIAWATHA LAKE IN UPPER ONONDAGA PARK

We now offer single and two-person kayak rentals on Hiawatha Lake in Upper Onondaga Park, located on 176 Onondaga Park Dr., Syracuse, NY 13207.

Advance online registration at bit.ly/syrkayakrentals opens seven days in advance. Walk-up rentals will not be permitted.

Rental hours are Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m., in 45 minute sessions.
Rental sessions are:

  • Noon – 12:45 p.m.
  • 1 – 1:45 p.m.
  • 2 – 2:45 p.m.
  • 3 – 3:45 p.m.
  • 4 – 4:45 p.m.

Kayak rentals will not be available on Sunday, July 4.

Rental rates are $5 per kayak (rate does not include sales tax or 2.75% non-refundable, credit card transaction fee).  All rentals include a life jacket, whistle, the kayak selected at registration and a paddle.

The kayak launch is located on the east end of the bathhouse. Parking is available by the tennis courts or along park road, where indicated.

Rules to know before making a reservation:

  • The person renting the kayak must be of 18 years or older and must be with the group using the kayak at all times and assume all responsibility for everyone in their party.
  • Must be at least 14 years old to operate a single kayak and must be accompanied on the water by a parent or guardian 18 years or older.
  • Life jackets must be worn and fastened at all times while in the kayak.
  • Identification will be required and held onsite during rental session.
  • Refunds will only be issued if the department cancels. You will be notified by phone and offered the option of a refund, minus the 2.75% credit card transaction fee, or a one-time only reschedule-date. Kayaking sessions will be cancelled if blue-algae blooms are present.

For more information about kayak rentals call the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs at 315-473-4330.

ADULT OUTDOOR FITNESS & WELLNESS SUMMER 2021 CLASSES

YOGA
  • Burnet Park Golf Deck: Saturdays at 7:15 a.m., June 19-July 24 (pre-registration required; $3 per class)
  • Clinton Square: Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. with @MetroFitness, July 7-28 (walk up only; free of charge)
  • Onondaga Park (at the Mountain Statue): Saturdays at 9 a.m., July 31-August 28 (pre-registration required; $3 per class)
  • Sankofa Park: Saturday, June 19 at 9 a.m. with zenG Yoga ( pre-registration required; free of charge). Thornden Park Lily Pond: Sundays at 9 a.m., July 18-Aug. 7 (pre-registration required; $3 per class)
TAI CHI
  • Thornden Park: Tuesday’s at 6 p.m., July 6-27 (pre-registration required; $3 per class)
TOTAL FITNESS
  • Burnet Park: Tuesdays at 6 p.m., June 15 - Aug. 3 (pre-registration; free of charge)
  • Thornden Park Carriage House: Mondays & Thursdays at 5 p.m., June 7 - Aug. 12 (pre-registration; free of charge)
OUTDOOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT CIRCUIT ORIENTATIONS
  • Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. (pre-registration required; free of charge)
  • Burnet Park: June 29 & July 13
  • Thornden Park: June 15 & July 20
  • Schiller Park: July 22 & July 27
For more information and to register for classes visit https://syracuse.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=20

SUMMER 2021 YOUTH RECREATION PLAN

Below is an overview of the Youth Recreation activities/programs we’ve planned. We are ecstatic and grateful to be moving in a forward direction, and we can’t wait to see the kiddos!

Click "Programs" > "Youth Programs" on the menu above for additional information about each activity/program. Advance registration required for all activities.

Please be advised protocols may change based on current recommendations guidelines at the time of each activity/program.

AQUATHON • Ages 3-11
Thornden Pool, Onondaga Pool and Schiller Pool
Registration opens Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m.

CUSE QUINES EQUINE SESSIONS • Ages 6-15
Barry Park, Burnet Park, Kirk Park, Onondaga Park (Lower), and Schiller Park.
Registration opens Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m.

1/2 DAY BASEBALL CLINICS • Ages 10-15
Burnet Park, Meachem Park, Sunnycrest Park, and Homer Wheaton Park.
Registration opens Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m.

JUNIOR A.C.T.I.O.N LEAGUES • Ages 11-15
Magnarelli Community Center.
Registration opens Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m.

JUNIOR GOLF MAYOR’S CUP • Ages 8-17
Wednesday, August 11. 11 a.m. shotgun at Burnet Park Golf Course. Signup at Burnet or Sunnycrest Golf Courses.

FAMILY HEALTH WALK & TALKS with SUNY Upstate Medical • All Ages
Registration opens Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m.

OPEN GYM AT MAGNARELLI • Ages 13-19 Registration opens Monday, May 31 at 8 a.m.

MOBILE RECREATION • Ages 6-13
Bringing games and crafts to various parks throughout the city. Registration opens Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m.

PITCH HIT & RUN COMPETITIONS • Ages 7-14
Burnet Park, Cummings Field and Kirk Park.
Register today at https://www.mlb.com/pitch-hit-and-run/find-a-competition

POWER SCHOLARS • Grades 2-8
Kirk Park and Schiller Park.
Registration is processed through YMCA. Contact Alicia Roberson at (315) 744-4420 or aroberson@ymcacny.org

WEEKLY PLAYGROUND PROGRAMS • Ages 7-13
Barry Park, Burnet Park. Kirk Park, Schiller Park, Westmoreland Park, and Wilson Park
Registration opens Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m.

WEEK-LONG 1/2 DAY SPORTS CLINICS • Ages 7-13
Basketball at ITC HS; Golf at Sunnycrest; Soccer at Nottingham HS; Track & Field at Corcoran HS and Tennis at Barry, Meachem and Sunnycrest
Registration opens Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m.

OPEN SKATE AT MEACHEM ICE RINK

MEACHEM ICE SKATING will start back up on Tuesday, June 1. Advance registration required at https://bit.ly/3fxtzXD
Open Skate will run Monday-Friday:
•10-11:15 a.m.
•11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
•1 - 2:15 p.m.
*Senior skate (ages 55+), Fridays 10 - 11:15 a.m.

ONONDAGA/GEDDES PLAYLOT NEWS

GUESS WHAT’S COMING TO ONONDAGA/GEDDES PLAYLOT - A natural playspace!

This summer, the outdated and aging equipment will be removed and replaced with natural material that will blend elements of nature, fitness and CREATIVE PLAY. We are so excited.

Our forestry crew has been stock piling recycled wood collected from job sites that will be used in the design.

Special thanks to the talented DPW Intern, Josh Wilcox for developing the preliminary design and taking the lead on the project with Brian Messé from our planning and development division.

The preliminary designs can be viewed HERE.

If you would like to receive email updates about this project email Brain Messé at bmesse@syrgov.net or private message us your email.

 

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