The Parks and Recreation Department of Syracuse City has been hard at work maintaining and renovating the parks for the public to use. This summer, many of the Syracuse recreational areas were fitted with new lights, bathrooms, and much more.
• Canterbury Park was given a facelift with a resurfaced basketball court, fixed poles, and replaced backboards. Canterbury Park has 5.25 acres and has a .28 mile jogging path. It has six basketball hoops and an area to play sand volleyball. It’s great for summer evenings.
• Stoker Park was upgraded with new tennis court lights and an installed timer. Stoker Park has pavilions, picnic tables, grills, and is on 6.5 acres. It’s a great spot to take kids and have fun in the sun, whether it’s a pick-up game of volleyball or soccer.
• At Founders Park, the city renovated the baseball field to give it a new spark of life, just in time for Syracuse Days. Founders Park has baseball fields, softball fields, a skate park, a football field, a playground and sits on 16 acres. Events are held on its ground often, whether they are public or private.
The Canterbury Park Project, the Stoker Park Project, and the Founders Park Project came from the Park Maintenance Budget.
• The Rock Creek Park received a new bathroom to go along with its other features. It sits on 20 acres and has a playground, a pavilion, and picnic tables. Its luscious fields provide lots of space for a good game of tag or flag football.
• Tuscany Park also received a newly installed public bathroom and a 60×30 pavilion with tables. The City also added a structure and a multi-use sport court for basketball, soccer, and pickleball, and a parking lot. Tuscany also has a playground and quarter mile jogging path.
• The Monterey Trail was extended by one mile and a trailhead was added, making it almost two miles. There’s a playground for kids to play on, or plenty of room to take them on a run.
The Monterey Trail Project, The Rock Creek Park Project, and the Tuscany Park Project came from the Park Impact Fee Budget.