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  • Someone's having a birthday!  That's right... in 2017, the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs turns 100!!!  We're having a year-long celebration, and you're all invited! Be sure to visit this site often during the year, for a monthly calendar of exciting centennial-themed programs and special events!

    City Parks CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE!  The Centennial Challenge is about getting outside with friends and family and exploring your City Parks in 2017, while having FUN, and gaining lots of healthful physical activity!  Start the Challenge at any point during the year, and keep track of your City Parks adventures on the handy Centennial Challenge Scorecard.  Challenge yourself to log 100 activities in the Parks over the course of the year!  For ideas on how your Syracuse Parks can be part of a healthy lifestyle, check back to this site often!  Our list of 100 Park activity Ideas will be updated through the year!

    Centennial Events

    • May 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. – Syracuse Parks – 100 Years of Fun and More to Come -- Members of various parks associations and parks staff will be part of the Strathmore Speakers Series to highlight some of the city parks – their histories and plans for the future. The event will be held in the Onondaga Park Firebarn, 500 Summit Ave., and it is free and open to the public.

    • July 12, 2017 at 12 noon – As part of the Wednesday Walks, there will be a historical downtown walking tour, starting at Clinton Square, with stops to Hanover Square and Fayette Firefighters Memorial Park, where Parks staff will speak on some of the historical highlights of these parks and how they provided backdrops for some of the city’s biggest events. The event is free and open to the public. 


    Also, check out and, do not miss "Throwback Thursdays" on our Facebook Page!

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