Southside Park Improvements Input Sessions

Published on October 19, 2022

Syracuse, N.Y. – The Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs will be hosting three public input sessions to seek ideas for future Southside Park improvements. With close to $1 million of upcoming project opportunities, the department is encouraging community input to assist with the planning process. Each session will include information boards designed for the public to review and provide input.

Session dates and locations are:

  • Tuesday, October 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Dunbar Community Center
    1453 South State Street, 13205
    Onsite parking is available.
  • Wednesday, November 9:00 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Southside Innovation Center
    2610 South Salina Street, 13205
    Onsite parking is available.
  • Thursday, November 10 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
    Seals Community Center at Kirk Park
    300 West Borden Avenue, 13205
    Onsite parking is available.

The department will be seeking ideas and suggestions for projects with current allocated funding including:

  • Sankofa Park Play Equipment: $100,000 New York State grant
  • Upper Onondaga Park Playground: $150,000 New York State grant
  • Spirit of Jubilee Park Playground: $150,000 Capital Improvement Program
  • Kirk Park Veterans Memorial: $250,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Additionally, the department will also seek input for ideas for $300,000 from the capital improvement program allocated for South Side parks including, but not limited to: Baker Playlot, Danforth Park, Dunbar Park, Elmwood Park, Furman Park, Libba Cotten Park, McKinley Park, Meachem Park and Wadsworth Park.

If you are unable to attend a session but would still like to contribute ideas and feedback on the South Side parks visit 

For questions contact Alexa Geller at 315-551-7621 or