Parks, Recreation & Youth Services

COVID-19 UPDATE:? While 姚记体育 Parks remain open for passive recreation, New Yorker's are encouraged to stay home during this public health crisis. If you do plan on visiting a 姚记体育 Park, we ask all visitors to:

  • Stay Local: Enjoy outdoor spaces close to home.? Keeping visits short. Avoiding traveling to high traffic destinations.

  • Go Small: Avoid crowds and groups. Go solo or with those in your immediate household.

  • Be Ready: Move quickly through areas where people may congregate such as parking lots, trailheads, and scenic overlooks.

  • Be Safe: Keep 6กฏ feet from others. If crowds are forming, choose a different park, a different trail or return another time/day to visit.

Restrictions And Closures In Effect:

  • The park will be limited to 50% capacity daily. Once capacity has been reached vehicles will be stopped from entering. Visitors should come prepared for a brief stay and have a backup plan to recreate in the event they are turned away if the park has reached capacity.

  • Playgrounds Athletic Courts and Sports Fields: For the safety of all visitors, these facilities are closed until further notice.

  • Pavilion/Shelters: Pavilions and shelters are closed to visitation through June 26th.?

  • Camping: Camping will be OFFICIALLY OPENED June 1st at 50% capacity.?

  • Please note: We are not accepting NEW pavilion/shelter reservation requests for the 2020 season until further notice. We are continually monitoring the situation regarding all of our current reservations for the year. Thank you for your patience as we work to protect the safety of our visitors and staff.

  • Swimming:??Swimming at 姚记体育 Parks facilities will remain closed until further notice.

  • Boat Rentals: Boat Rentals will officially open at Nathaniel Cole Park and Greenwood Park this Saturday, May 30th & Sunday, May 31st from 11:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Boat Rental will be available Thursday- Sunday from 11:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m at both Nathaniel Cole Park and Greenwood Park. Dorchester Park Boat Rentals will remain closed?due to construction until further notice.?

  • Concessions: Concessions at will remain closed until further notice.?


    Serving a population of over 200,000 people, 姚记体育 Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Services oversees and maintains Nathaniel Cole Park (Town of Colesville), Dorchester Park (Town of Triangle), Greenwood Park (Town of Nanticoke); Grippen Park and Roundtop Picnic Area (both in the Village of Endicott), ?Hawkins Pond Nature Area (Town of Windsor), and Otsiningo Park (Town of Dickinson.)

    These facilities provide diverse, year-round recreational opportunities. Annually, over 2 million visitors enjoy?beaches, picnic areas and picnic shelters, play structures, a family campground, boating, miles of trails for walking, biking or cross-country skiing, and much more.?姚记体育 Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Services also maintains AquaTerra Wilderness Area (466 undeveloped acres in the Town Of Binghamton), and the Community Garden Plots at Otsiningo Park (VINES), Softball fields, soccer fields, and sand volleyball courts are available for organized teams and general public use.

    Free events, which include??"Broome Bands Together" concerts, the Annual Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally, the 姚记体育 Parks Triathlon and untimed Youth Triathlon, 姚记体育 Parks?Fall Festival?and?Trunk or Treat,?4th Annual?姚记体育 Parks Scarecrow Display and Contest,?Almost-Annual Crappie Derby,?and Winterfest are a few of the special events held each year. Nature trails at five 姚记体育 Parks' facilities are participants in the Wegman's "Passport to Family Wellness" program.??

    PLEASE NOTE: Beaches and Concessions will be closed until further notice.

    Beach Hours: 11:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Boathouse Hours:?Thursday- Sunday 11:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.? ?*Last Rental 6:30 p.m.- weather permitting*?
    Nathaniel Cole Park and Greenwood Park Concession Stand Hours: 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

    All 姚记体育 Parks are open all year round from 8:00 a.m. - Dusk

    Reservations for picnic shelters* and campsites:

    *Listed as "Group Picnic Area" on Reserve America

    Administrative Guidelines, Rules & General Information

    姚记体育 Parks Guide?

    General Regulation Guidelines?

    2018?姚记体育 Parks, Recreation and Youth Services Annual Report


    Thank you for keeping the air fresh for everyone in 姚记体育 Parks.

    姚记体育 Parks are smoke-free, except in the parking lots.

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