Mayor Stephanie Miner has announced the city will open its pools, starting with those in Burnet Park and Thornden Park on Saturday, June 18.
The pools in Onondaga Park and Schiller Park will open Sunday, June 19, and the remainder of the city’s pools will open June 27.
“The city’s pools provide a hub of fun and safe summertime enjoyment for children and families, and I encourage everyone in our community to enjoy this great resource,” Mayor Miner stated. “We are looking forward to another exciting summer of recreation in the parks and pools of Syracuse.”
According to Miner, City Hall will also be collecting bathing suits for the Downtown Y’s annual Urban Swim Program.
The city launched the pilot buy celecoxib program to collect and distribute swimsuits to girls and young women in 2011, and, in its first year, collected over 250 swimsuits, distributing them to organizations like the Huntington Family Center, Syracuse Housing Authority, Bishop Foery Foundation, and Learn as You Grow Daycare.
Since then the program has collected an estimated 500 swimsuits annually.
Anyone interested in donating a swimsuit can drop them off in the lobby of City Hall, at 233 E. Washington St.
In addition, individuals who may be interested in obtaining bathing suits can contact the Downtown Y at (315) 474-6851.
Eight city pools will be free and open to the public this summer.
Visit www.syrgov.net/parks for additional pool information, including locations, hours of operation, and listings of activities.