City to host Three Input Sessions for Future South Side Park Improvements

City to host Three Input Sessions for Future South Side Park Improvements

Staff Report

The Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs has scheduled three public input sessions to seek ideas for future South Side 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:

  • 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Dunbar Community Center, 1453 S. State St.
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St.
  • Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Seals Community Center at Kirk Park, 300 W. Borden Ave.


The department seeks 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 also seeks 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 feedback, click here