Cancellations

Today - Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Tonight's (7/24) Pops in the Park at Kirk Park is cancelled due to the weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. 
 
The Onondaga Creekwalk Lake Lounge is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

FYI - Southwest and Valley pools are closed for the summer season. . Be sure to visit https://syr.gov/swimming for a full listing of our outdoor pools. 

For a complete listing of our holiday hours visit https://www.syr.gov/Departments/Parks-Recreation/Park-Facilities-Holiday-Hours

2024 ONONDAGA PARK GAZEBO RENTALS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED

Due to repair work planned for the Hiawatha Lake wall, the Onondaga Park gazebo will not be permitted in 2024 until the work is completed. Be advised, repair work could continue through fall 2024, weather pending. 

INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER POLICY

If the Syracuse City School District closes due to weather:

  • All community centers are closed to the public. This includes Bob Cecile Senior Center, Burnet Arts & Crafts Center, and Community Centers at Kirk Park, McChesney Park, Schiller Park, Westmoreland Park, and Wilson Park. All programming is cancelled. Staff will report unless otherwise instructed.
  • All pools are closed to the public. This includes Southwest Center Pool and Valley Pool. All programming is cancelled. Staff will report unless otherwise instructed.
  • All programming, meetings, events, and building rentals are canceled.
  • Ice rinks will remain open. This includes Clinton Square, John Dunn (Meachem) and Sunnycrest rinks. Permitted programming is at the discretion of the permit holder at this time. However, sites may close early based on ice conditions, weather conditions and the status of snow removal.
  • In accordance with the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), if the wind chill feels like -11 degrees or lower, we will suspend, delay or cancel outside activity.
  • The main office will remain open.

If the Syracuse City School District is delayed due to weather:

  • Facilities and programs will proceed with normal operations based on ice conditions, weather conditions and the status of snow removal. Determinations will be made and posted as soon as possible, although we can’t guarantee the decision will be posted by 6:30 a.m. lap swim sessions, we will make every effort to do so.

If the Syracuse City School District’s after school activities are cancelled due to weather:

  • All classes, sports activities, field trips, leagues and instructional programs, meetings, events, and facility rentals are cancelled.
  • The facilities will remain open. However, sites may close early based on weather conditions and the status of snow removal.
  • The ice rinks will remain open. This includes Clinton Square, John Dunn (Meachem) and Sunnycrest rinks. Permitted programming is at the discretion of the permit holder at this time. However, sites may close early based on ice conditions, weather conditions and the status of snow removal.
  • In accordance with the NYSPHSAA, if the wind chill feels like -11 degrees or lower, we will suspend, delay or cancel outside activity.

Weekends and other days when the Syracuse City School District is not in session:

  • If weather conditions and forecast warrant, a decision to cancel activities will be made and posted by 8 a.m.  In some cases, the decision may be made and posted on the night prior.  If weather conditions or snow removal efforts are likely to change throughout the day, the decision to close may be for morning programming only. A subsequent decision about afternoon and evening programing, events and facility closures will be made by 9 a.m. (for afternoon programs) and 3 p.m. (for evening programs).

Notifications to the Public:

  • This information will be placed on our cancellation page on syracuse.recdesk.com and posted on the department’s Facebook page.
  • The information will also be posted at each site on the doors, when possible.

Inclement Weather Hotline

  • Call 315-748-8908 for inclement weather closings and cancellations. This phone line is not answered or monitored.

Please note: The Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs reserves the right to make decisions that may be inconsistent with this policy based on unforeseen circumstances.