From left to right: Common Councilor Bob Dougherty, Senator Dave Valesky, City of Syracuse Parks and Rec Commissioner Baye Muhammad, Mayor Stephanie Miner, and Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (partially obstructed).
The City of Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department had to put the Meachem Rink operations ‘on ice’ in April when the cooling system broke down. Thanks to State Grants and the research for a less expensive solution, the rink will reopen in the fall. Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli and Senator Dave Valesky helped to secure about $460,000 dollars in capital support. Valesky says the timing was right after recently finalizing the State Budget.
Listen to John Smith's interview with Senator Dave Valesky and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner concerning the upgrades that will be made to Meachem Ice Rink in the Valley Section of Syracuse.