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    ***Please Note: Recreation Centers remain CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE for daily, drop-in after school programming*** Be sure to refer to the Virtual Recreation Center for current or upcoming programs!  Stay healthy and safe!

    Through the operation of neighborhood recreation centers and school-based sites, 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 7-15. Programs for older teens are available where noted. Space may be limited, and some programs require advanced registration.

    Drop in  today at the Center in your neighborhood or call for more details. Don't miss out on any of the fun!

    All of our Daytime Summer Recreation sites host the SCSD Summer Lunch Program.  Click HERE for more information on Free Summer breakfast and lunch in the City.

    All information is subject to change without notice.

    Butternut Policing Center
    at Schiller Park's Bova Center
    Address:  221 Whitwell Drive, Syracuse, NY 13208
    Director: Alexander Jackson
    Phone:   315. 473.4780
    School Year Hours:   Monday-Friday: 2pm - 5:30pm // Teens: 5:30pm-8pm
    Summer Schedule:  Monday-Friday: 10am - 5pm
    Program Components: Hot Meals / Summer Lunch program, homework help, gymnasium activities, outdoor games, field trips, teen program (5:30pm-8:00pm); A Power Scholar Site (registration-based program)

    After School Program at Ed Smith School
    Address: Broad St at Lancaster
    Director: Jacob Zook
    Phone:   315.435.4994
    School Year Hours:  Mon-Fri: 2pm - 6:30pm
    Summer Hours:  No Summer Program, see Barry Park
    Program Components: Snack, Homework help, gymnasium activities, arts and crafts, tennis, field trips***enrollment limited to Edward Smith students***

    Teen Program @ Magnarelli Community Center (McChesney Park)
    Address: 2300 Grant Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13208

    Director: Wilfredo Jiminez / Dave Bardenett
    Phone:   315.473.2673
    Age:  13 - 18
    School Year Hours:
     Mon-Fri: 2pm - 9pm (open till 10pm on Fridays)
    Winter and Summer ACTION basketball:  See Basketball Page 
    Summer Schedule:2pm - 5pm Drop In Recreation.  ***New Summer Lunch Site:  Served 2pm-3pm***
    Program Components: Kids Cafe Hot Meals (school year); Summer Lunch; Gymnasium activities, outdoor games, Winter Jr. NBA League, Summer ACTION League, homework help, teen program***teen program schedule changes frequently- call the center for up-to-date schedule

    Northeast Community Center
    Address: 716 Hawley Ave, Syracuse, NY 13203
    Director: Dana Dunn
    Phone:   315.472.6343 
    School Year Hours:  Monday - Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Summer Schedule: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
    Program Components: gymnasium activities, basketball, Dinner (school year);


    Seals Community Center at Kirk Park
    Address: 300 Borden Ave, Syracuse, NY 13205

    Director:  Denise Moore
    Phone:   315.473.2799
    School Year Hours:  Monday-Friday: 2pm - 7pm
    Summer Schedule: Monday-Friday: 10am - 5pm
    Program Components: Kids Cafe Hot Meals program (school-year), SCSD Summer Lunch (11am-1pm), homework help, arts and crafts, field trips, Young Sisters Unite, Fit Kids

     Parks and Recreation at Southwest Community Center
    Address: 401 South Ave, Syracuse, NY 13204

    Contact: Val Hill / Ed Mitchell
    Phone:   315.671.5819/315.671.5813
    School Year Hours:  Mon-Fri: 2pm - 6pm // Teens 6pm-8pm
    Summer Schedule: Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
    Program Components: Kids Cafe Hot Meals (school year); Summer Breakfast and Lunch program, homework help, chess club, gymnasium activities, outdoor games, field trips, teen program, Jr. NBA basketball

     Wilson Community Center
    1117 S. McBride St., Syracuse, NY 13202

    Director:  Johnnie Tookes
    Phone:   315.473.6828
    School Year Hours:  Monday-Friday: 2pm - 7pm
    Summer Schedule: Monday-Friday: 10am - 5pm
    Program Components: Kids Cafe Hot Meals (school year); Summer Lunch program, homework help, SU Mentor program, girl scouts, outdoor games, field trips; 'Cuse Spot February Break program; A Power Scholar Site (Registration-based program)

    In addition to those in operation during the school year, the following sites will feature several hours of supervised recreation on a daily basis, during the Parks Summer Program. Recreation staff will be on hand during the designated hours to organize activities and provide supervision. In addition, our Mobile Recreation Units will make weekly visits to each of the parks. Activities target children ages 7 - 13.   Programs Run July 6, 2020 - August 14, 2020 unless otherwise specified. Parents must complete an Information Form prior to a child participating in our Summer Drop In Programs.

    Barry Park Field House (Broad & Westcott Streets)
    Hours: Monday - Friday: 11am - 4pm;
    Offerings: Outdoor Recreation, basketball courts, mobile recreation,Summer Lunch program (11am to 1pm) 

    Burnet Park Multi-Sports Complex - (Burnet Park Drive at Coleridge Ave)
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Offerings: Outdoor/Indoor Recreation, arts and crafts, mobile recreation, Summer lunch program (11am-1pm), A Power Scholar Site (Registration-based program)

    McKinley-Brighton School Evening Recreation Program (W Newell St)
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 4pm - 9pm;
    Ages:  7-14 from 4pm-7:15pm; TEENS, ages 15-18 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Offerings: gymnasium activities, basketball, crafts, board games, etc.

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