Syracuse Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs Requires Face Coverings at City Community Centers

Center staff and patrons must wear coverings regardless of vaccination status 

Syracuse, N.Y. – As new COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the nation and locally, the Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs announced face coverings are now required to be worn by staff and patrons at the city community centers, effective immediately. The face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status.

“These neighborhood centers are used regularly by people of all ages but especially seniors and youth. We want to ensure the City of Syracuse continues to take measures to protect the health and well-being of all of our employees and the people that we serve,” said Julie LaFave, commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs.

The Parks department operates six neighborhood community centers:

  • Bob Cecile Community Center at 174 W. Seneca Turnpike, 13205
  • Lou Bova Butternut Community Center at Schiller Park, 223 Whitwell Dr., 13203
  • Magnarelli Community Center at 2308 Grant Blvd., 13208
  • Seals Community Center at Kirk Park, 300 W. Borden Ave, 13205
  • Wilson Community Center at 1117 S. McBride St., 13202
  • Westmoreland Community Center at 130 Westmoreland Ave, 13224

Senior programming is offered at the Bob Cecile and Magnarelli Community Centers from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information about senior programming, contact Jackie Hallmon at 315-473-2678.

After-school youth programming for the 2021-22 school year will be available at our community centers beginning Monday, Sept.13, with the exception of the Bob Cecile Community Center. Membership registration will open Wednesday, Sept. 1 on Syracuse.recdesk.com. Hours vary by location and age. For more information about after school youth programming, contact Jesse Brantley at 315-473-4330.

Mask wearing is recommended in all other city buildings.