The Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs manages over 1,000 acres of parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in Syracuse. We manage these spaces and plan events and programs. Our mission is to support city residents and visitors now and in the future.
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ReLeaf Syracuse is a program that helps grow and nurture trees in Syracuse. It also sets goals and makes plans for how to keep our city's trees healthy and thriving in the future.
The Urban Forest Master Plan serves as a roadmap for how the Syracuse community can work together to protect, preserve and grow our urban tree canopy.
The Forestry Division at Syracuse Parks & Recreation Department oversees the management of 35,000 street trees and 10,000 parks trees scattered across 400 miles of road and 1,000 acres of parkland. Forestry staff inspect approximately 1,200 service requests annually. The crew manages approximately 40% requests with the remaining work performed by contractors.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tony Williams CommissionerEmail: SyracuseParks@syrgov.net