Parks & Recreation

The Village of North Syracuse Parks & Recreation Department strives to provide quality recreational, educational and social programming for residents of all ages.

The department oversees 8 parks and a community center, making it one of the most extensive park systems for a village its size in the northeast. Each park displays its own individuality while still showcasing the area’s beauty.
Our office is open daily from 8:30 am to 4 pm.
Call: (315)458-8050

 

Tony Burkinshaw, Director of Parks & Recreation

Don Radell, Senior Recreation Leader

 

** Please note that due to COVID-19, our program offerings will be limited and we will not be publishing our usual Summer Program Flyer. We do plan to run the following programs:

2021 VNS Summer Day Camp  – Mon.-Fri. 9:00am-3pm, June 28 – August 13. We are still waiting for 2021 guidelines, but are planning summer camp assuming the guidelines are similar to last year. We plan to open online registration on May 3, 2021 for village residents and May 10, 2021 for non-village residents Please contact the parks office if you have any further questions.

Summer Concerts – with the opening of Phase 4, we hope to be able to host 8 concerts at Lonergan Park on Wednesday evenings, July 8 – August 26 from 6-8pm. A local band will perform under the gazebo, and there will also be a food vendor on-site. The concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a bag chair and a face mask. Go to the calendar dates for more details.

Zumba – involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. Meets in the upstairs room of the community center (700 South Bay Rd.) every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30-9:30am. Cost is $5/class for village residents and $6/class for non-residents. No need to pre-register; just show up.

Kennedy Pool – tentatively scheduled to open on June 18. Operational hours to be 11am-7pm daily. Due to Covid-19, access to the pool will be limited to village residents only and approximately 25 people at a time. We will not be offering swimming lessons or daily adult swim hour this summer. Pool passes will not be made in advance at the parks office; bring proof of residency with you to the pool. Current guidelines require that face masks be worn when not in the water and that social distancing be adhered to. All patrons will have to pass a brief screening process before being admitted into the pool area.


NEW!!!! The Village of North Syracuse Recreation Department is now offering registration for some of our programs via the Community Pass online registration system!   This will also enable the Village to accept credit card payments for programs and rentals.

We encourage all families that will be registering for programs to create their Community Pass Family accounts.  Once a Family Account has been created, you will have the ability to register and pay online for programs offered by the Recreation Dept.

To create a family account and register for programs, follow the instructions below.

Once activated, you will also be ready to register yourself and your family members when an appropriate recreation program becomes available.

If you have any questions concerning account activation, registration or payments, please call or email: parksinfo@northsyracuseny.org or call 315-458-8050

How to Create a Family Account:
  1. Go to https://register.communitypass.net/reg/login.cfm?cuBOCv3V or by clicking the Community Pass Logo above.
  2. From the Village of North Syracuse Community Pass login homepage click on the “Create an Account” tab.
  3. On the next page complete the “Account Creation” fields and click on Create at the bottom of the page.  
  4. On the next page you will see the Community Pass Privacy Statement. After reading, click ‘Accept.’ Then click ‘Finish.’    
  5. Please save your login and password for future use.
How to Register for Programs:
  1. Go to https://register.communitypass.net/reg/login.cfm?cuBOCv3V to log back into the system.
  2. Log in using the permanent username and password for your account.
  3. Click the ‘Click Here to Register’ button.
  4. Select the applicable Catalog by clicking the ‘Continue’ button next to your choice.
  5. Verify email. Click ‘Continue’.
  6. Select the person registering, then ‘Continue’.
  7. Select the program (s) you wish to attend.
  8. When finished with selections, click ‘Continue’.
  9. Complete payment information.

 


 

Seasonal Programs & Events:

Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Easter Egg Hunt – Bunny Breakfast
Halloween Party
Earth Day Celebration
Driver’s Safety Courses
Family Festival
Summer Concert series
Youth Summer Camp program
Summer Swim Lessons
Senior Citizen bus trips
Zumba Classes
Happy Feet Soccer
Summer Water Polo
Yoga Program

Summer Recreation Programs

Click here to view our summer program flyer and download the camp registration form and information here  For questions, contact the parks office at (315)458-8050.

Summer Staff:
Click here for 2021 Summer Staff Application

Michael Brisson – Heritage Park Playground Director
                               – Lonergan Park Playground Director
David Campbell – Head Lifeguard

For more information or to inquire about renting the community center or a park pavilion, please contact us at (315)458-8050 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Due to COVID 19 face masks are required to enter Village Hall as well as a temperature taken, an providing name and phone number information for contact tracing.

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** Please note that due to COVID-19, a number of our programs have been cancelled or postponed. See the Parks page for more details and stay tuned for updates.

The Community Center is currently allowed to operate at full capacity! Looking to book an event or meeting? See the Calendar by selecting the Community Pass image in the parks and recreation tab.