Announcements & News

APRIL 1 REGISTRATION - Monday, April 1, 2024



Indoor Pool Updates:
Lifeguard Class:
  • Fees waived for City Residents who intend on working one summer season for us with a minimum of 20 hours per a week. City Resident class fee: $25.00 Non-City Resident class fee: $75.00 Pre-requisite swim tests are taking place NOW! Sign up HERE. Learn more about becoming a lifeguard at 
Swim Lessons:
  • Spring 2024 Session Dates
    • 30-minute classes, once a week for eight weeks, at Valley Pool and Southwest Pool, March 12 to May 11, 2024 for ages 18 mo+
  • Spring 2024 Session Registration Dates
    • City residents: Tuesday, March 5 at 8 a.m. 
    • Non-residents: Thursday, March 7 at 8 a.m.
 For more information visit Learn to Swim – City of Syracuse.
For more information, email or call the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs at 315-473-4330.


To register for activities, classes, programs, leagues etc. create a Recdesk user account click HERE. For assistance on setting up an account click HERE.  To make changes to your account, call the Parks' main office at 315-473-4330 or email   
Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted payments for online registration.  A 2.75%, non-refundable, transaction fee applied to each credit card transaction. To view our refund policy visit Parks & Recreation Department Refund Policy – City of Syracuse
Be sure to check back often to view our activities, classes, programs, leagues etc. under "Programs" on the navigation bar above. Golf season passes and community center memberships can be found under "Memberships" on the navigation bar above.  


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 2023/24 school year starting 9/6 at 8 a.m. 


For a listing of City of Syracuse public events, visit

Please note - permitted events are only listed after the completion of the permit process/approval and with the permission of the event organizer.