The Magnarelli Community Center at McChesney Park is one of the busier recreation facilities in Syracuse that’s utilized by Youth and Seniors on the North Side. Between the gym and an undeveloped green field next to Grant Middle School, residents will have an opportunity to play more basketball games during the cold weather and a soccer field down the road through a $350,000 grant. Assemblymember Bill Magnarelli secured the funding and says his office received numerous calls for a soccer field.
Listen to Mayor Stephanie Miner talk about Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli's efforts to make improvements for two key recreation programs.
Anglers Association Vice President Chad Norton, center, at a news conference at Webster Pond Thursday. Looking on are Onondaga County Legislature Chair Ryan McMahon and Covanta Onondaga Business Manager Kathleen Carroll.
A popular park in Syracuse’s Valley neighborhood is about to become more accessible to those with disabilities. Covanta Onondaga, which operates the waste-to-energy plant, has pledged $2,300 to the Anglers Association of Onondaga to construct new bridges and make other improvements to trails at Webster Pond. Anglers vice president Chad Norton has been a member since 1996, and uses a motorized wheelchair. He says being able to go all the around the pond will feel like a new door has opened.