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    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 information is subject to change without notice.

     Butternut Policing Center at Schiller Park
    Director:  Officer Ken Burdick/Alexander Jackson
    Phone:  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)

    After School Program at Edward Smith School
    Director:  Dave Serbun/Mike Poole
    Phone:  435-4994
    School Year Hours:  Mon-Fri: 2pm - 6:30pm
    Program Components:
    Snacks, Summer Lunch program, Homework help, gymnasium activities, arts and crafts, tennis, field trips***enrollment limited to Edward Smith students***

    MAGNARELLI COMMUNITY CENTER at McChesney Park (2300 Grant Blvd)
    Facility Director : Tom White
    Youth Programs: Dave Bardenett
    Phone:  473-2673
    School Year Hours:  Mon-Fri: 2pm - 5pm // Teens: 5:30pm-9pm
    Saturday basketball:  9am - 2pm (Winter)
    Summer Schedule: Home of ACTION Basketball Programs. see schedule for details
    Program Components: 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 (716 Hawley Ave)
    Director:  Jason Howard
    Phone:  472-6343
    School Year Hours:  Monday - Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Summer Schedule: TBA
    Program Components: gymnasium activities, basketball

    Seals Community Center at Kirk Park ( 300 Borden Ave)
    Director:  Denise Moore
    Phone:  473-2799
    School Year Hours:  Monday-Friday: 2pm - 7pm
    Summer Schedule: Monday-Friday: 10am - 5pm
    Program Components: Kids Cafe Hot Meals program, homework help, arts and crafts, field trips, Young Sisters Unite, Fit Kids

    Parks and Recreation at Southwest Community Center (401 South Ave)
    Parks & Recreation Contact: TBD/Syracuse Model Neighborhood Contact: Val Hill
    Phone:  671-5819/671-5813
    School Year Hours:  Mon-Fri: 2pm - 6pm // Teens 6pm-8pm
    Summer Schedule: Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
    Program Components: Summer Lunch program, homework help, chess club, gymnasium activities, outdoor games, field trips, teen program, Jr. NBA basketball

     Wilson Community Center (1117 S. McBride St.)
    Director:  Diane Hunt
    Phone:  473-6828
    School Year Hours:  Monday-Friday: 2pm - 7pm
    Summer Schedule: Monday-Friday: 10am - 5pm
    Program Components: Hot Meals / Summer Lunch program, homework help, SU Mentor program, girl scouts, outdoor games, field trips; 'Cuse Spot February Break program

    In addition to those in operation during the school year, the following sites will feature several hours of structured 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 (see summer program guide for details).

    Frazer School - (741 Park Avenue)
    Hours: Monday - Thursday, 2pm - 6pm (after Say Yes Summer Camp); Friday, 11am - 4pm
    Offerings: Outdoor/Indoor Recreation, arts and crafts, mobile recreation, lunch program 

    Barry Park - (Broad Street at Westcott)
    Hours: Monday - Friday: 11am - 4pm (weather permitting);
    Offerings: Outdoor Recreation, basketball courts, mobile recreation,Summer Lunch program available 11am to 1pm

    McKinley School Night Recreation Teen Program
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 4pm - 9pm;
    Offerings: gymnasium activities, basketball

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