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    roeslerPark

    LOCATION:

    Montgomery and New Sts.

     
     

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    • Total Acerage: 2.636
    • Type of Park: Neighborhood Park
    • TNT Sector: Area 3 – Southside
    • Directions:
      From the North: Interstate 81 southbound to the exit for Harrison St/Adams St, exit 18. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Harrison St and merge onto Harrison St (.1 mi).  Turn left onto S State St (.3 mi).  Turn right onto New St (.3 mi).  Roesler Park will be on the right.
      From the South: Interstate 81 northbound to the exit for S Salina St/Brighton Ave, exit 17.  At the bottom of the ramp turn left.  Turn right onto S Salina St (500 ft).   Turn right onto New St (1.7 mi).  Roesler Park will be on the left.
      From the West: Interstate 690 eastbound to the exit toward W Genesee St.  Keep right at the fork to continue toward W Genesee St.  Turn left onto W Genesee St (.2 mi).  Turn right onto S Salina St (.4 mi).  Turn left onto New St (1 mi).  Roesler Park will be on the left.
      From the East: Interstate 690 westbound to the exit for Townsend St/Downtown, exit 13.  Turn left onto N Townsend St. Take 1st right onto Erie Blvd E (335 ft).  Take 2nd left onto S State St (470 ft).  Turn right onto New St (.7 mi). Roesler Park will be on the left . 

    FEATURES:

    • Athletic Fields and Courts
      Roesler Park has 2 Little League Diamonds, 2 full basketball courts, and 1 tennis court 
    • Playground
      A playground consisting of swings, slides, seesaws, and climbing bars

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    HISTORICAL INFORMATION:
    On November 21, 1983, Mayor Lee Alexander designated the former Central High School playground area as Don R. Roesler Memorial Park. Don R. Roesler, an Executive Director of the Syracuse Young Men's Christian Association, was instrumental in guiding that organiztion to unprecedented achievement in enhancing the quality of life in this community and the surrounding areaand, his energy and leadership resulted in such developments as the conversion of residence rooms to create 30 apartments for the elderly and handicapped, and the organizing of numerous youth centers; and, knowing that there were young people in the poorer neighborhoods who needed the YMCA program, he did not wait for the YMCA to be sought out. He reached out to those neighborhoods with a message of invitation, of welcome, and of hope for those who might otherwise have remained removed from the central program. His example and vision were significant community influences far beyond the basic activities of the Syracuse YMCA, earning a lasting memorial tribute to reflect this community's appreciation for his contributions as an individual and as a representative of a major institution.

     
     
 
       
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