SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – In a regular session Monday, the Syracuse Common Council agreed to terms that allocated funding to various recreation projects. These summer projects partner with local attractions like the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology, Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse University and Redhouse Arts Center among others.
The programs range from arts and crafts, to STEM education, and physical activity.
Syracuse residents like Kintara Randall are excited to see kids get some form of normalcy return.
“When I was growing up I was outside all the time and I learned a lot. Now kids are learning on how to be friends indoors and its not the same. So to see the kids able to do that again is nice,” Randall said.
The programs this year will take place at buildings like the MOST and the zoo but also at parks like Kirk and Thornden. Speaking to Councilor-at-large Rasheada Caldwell, she said believes having the programs in the community is a way to “connect the community and the kids to new experiences and adventures.”
The funding has over 10 agreements and allocates more than $10,000, which are scheduled to begin in July.