$300,000 allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for projects
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs will begin public engagement for Northside parks improvements on Thursday, May 5 from 4–6 p.m. at Schiller Park, 223 Whitwell Drive. The feedback will be used to determine park priorities and guide the investment of the $300,000 ARPA funds for the Northside parks.
“These meetings are a great opportunity for residents to share their thoughts about park concerns, needs, and uses,” said Parks Commissioner Julie LaFave. “We believe meeting people in places they frequent is an effective way to engage our residents and understand how the parks work best for them. Their input is a critical piece in our planning process and we want to hear as many voices as possible.”
Members of the planning team will be available to answer questions, address concerns and gather feedback as they work towards developing a park improvement plan.
A full schedule of the meetings:
- Friday, May 6, 1–3 p.m.: Lincoln Park, 100 Robinson Street, 13203
- Monday, May 9, 3–6 p.m.: Magnarelli Community Center, 2308 Grant Blvd, 13208 (for registered center youth participants)
- Tuesday, May 10, 4–6 p.m.: Lincoln Park, 100 Robinson Street, 13203
- Wednesday, May 11, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.: Magnarelli Community Center, 2308 Grant Blvd., 13208 (for registered center senior participants)
- Thursday, May 12, 4–6 p.m.: Washington Square Park, 101 Washington Square, 13208
- Friday, May 13, 1–3 p.m.: Clinton Playlot, 399 N. Crouse Ave, 13203
- Tuesday, May 17, 4–6 p.m.: Highland Playlot, 401 Highland Ave, 13203
- Friday, May 20, 1–3 p.m.: Washington Square Park, 101 Washington Square, 13208
- Saturday, May 21, 12–2 p.m.: Union Park, 1001 N. Salina Street, 13208
- Thursday, May 26, 1–3 p.m.: Schiller Park Gazebo, 223 Whitwell Drive, 13203
- Friday, May 27, 4–6 p.m.: Clinton Playlot, 399 N. Crouse Ave, 13203
- Tuesday, May 31, 1–3 p.m.: Rose Hill Cemetery, 399 N. Crouse Ave, 13203
- Thursday, June 2, 1–3 p.m.: Highland Playlot, 401 Highland Ave, 13203
- Tuesday, June 7, 4–6 p.m.: Union Park, 1001 N. Salina Street, 13208
- Thursday, June 16, 4–6 p.m.: Rose Hill Cemetery, 900 Lodi Street, 13203
- Saturday, June 18, 12–2 p.m.: Highland Playlot, 401 Highland Ave, 13203
Additional engagement opportunities will be added. Follow us on Facebook (@SyracuseParksRec) or check Syracuse.recdesk.com for updates.
If you have you have questions, comments or suggestions, email Alexa Geller at firstname.lastname@example.org