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.
A free concert series returns to Onondaga Park in Syracuse starting next Tuesday, and continues every Tuesday night until into early August. THE JULY 1st PERFORMANCE IS BEING RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO THE WEATHER. See schedule below.
The City of Syracuse Department of Parks and Recreation Pops in the Park series now includes five concerts on July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, and August 5. The shows are free and open to the public. Here's the rundown from a city press release:
Children’s and Families’ health was the focus of a new Syracuse city proposal to restrict smoking in public places. The measure passed, but not without concerns over who it might turn off of Syracuse’s festivals and events.
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.