Parks & Recreation

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6551 Knickerbocker Rd.
Ontario, NY 14519
Phone: (315) 524-7447
Fax:     (315) 524-7465

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Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm



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Ontario Community Center Re-opening Information

We hope that you are well and have been enjoying the beautiful summer!  Under direction from Governor Cuomo and the Wayne County Department of Health, the Ontario Community Center re-opened on Monday, September 14, 2020, at 8:00am for members only.  In order to comply with the given directives, we have installed the MERV 13 filters along with an UV lighting system that has put us in compliance with the Governor's mandate.  In accordance with the Governor's mandate, the Ontario Community Center can be utilized by current or future Community Center members only.  This action is needed in order to ensure we meet the requirement of contact tracing and capacity restrictions.  New memberships may be obtained by appointment only.  Please contact Kimberly Millard at 315.524.7020 to setup an appointment or with any questions.

In addition to the physical changes within the Ontario Community Center, a registration component along with additional protocols have been instituted in order to comply with the Governor's mandate.  These protocols will include but are not limited to mandatory registration for all venues, classes and programs held at the Ontario Community Center.  The registration component is available through an online portal that was emailed to all active members. Please contact the Community Center with any questions.

All memberships have been frozen since March 16, 2020, which means that the last six months have not gone against membership contracts nor have they been billed during this time.  Billing  will resume on October 1, 2020.

We have missed you and welcome back to the Ontario Community Center.  Be safe and well.


Services of the Parks and Recreation Department


The Parks and Recreation Department offers recreation programs throughout the year. These programs are located at both town and Wayne Central School facilities. All programs are advertised in a program guide that is published and available online three times a year: Summer, Fall/Winter and Spring.

Casey Park

Located at 6551 Knickerbocker Road, approximately 1 mile north of Route 104, 3 miles south of Lake Road. The park is available for family picnics, ball games, swimming, boating (canoe and paddle boat rental), and nature walks or hiking. We now have picnic kits (a bag filled with a soccer ball, bases, bat, bocce set, kickball, horseshoes, volleyball, Frisbee & whiffle ball) all for a $9.00 rental charge; add the volleyball net for an additional $6.00. Open year round, 9:00 am to dusk. Swimming is only permitted when lifeguards are on duty.

Ontario Community Center

The Community Center offers healthy lifestyle options for area residents of all ages. The main building houses a fitness center, classrooms, locker rooms and offices. The facility also includes a 12,800 sq. ft. indoor turf arena, an 8,500 sq. ft. gymnasium, and an indoor walking track. Memberships are available. Get the latest info on new programs and promotions in this month's newsletter.

Park Pavilion Use

Two pavilions and the Casey Park Lodge are available for picnics. Permits are required and are available at the Parks and Recreation Office, at least two weeks advanced notice is recommended. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department with questions. Rental Information Email your Questions

Bear Creek/Thompson Park

Bear Creek/Thompson Park is located at the Harbor on Lake Road between Knickerbocker Road and Furnace Road. It offers boat-launching facilities, with a permit. There is also a large grassy area along the lakeshore, which is suitable for picnics or just enjoying the view of Lake Ontario. LAUNCHING PERMITS are available at the Ontario Town Clerk's Office and at the Parks and Recreation Department. One day passes may also be purchased at the Ontario Community Center.

Annual Permit - Town Resident $25.00

Two Year Permit - Town Resident $40.00

Annual Permit - Non Resident $100.00

One Day Launch Permit $5.00

By mail: Send one copy of the NYS registration per vehicle and applicable fees payable to Ontario Parks and Recreation.

Ontario September Club

Ontario September Club meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month in Casey Park. Any senior interested in trips, educational presentations, euchre tournaments, or just socializing, is welcome to attend. For additional information please contact the Parks and Recreation Office.

Ontario Senior Site

The Ontario Senior Site is located at Brown Square Recreation Room. The site provides a nutritious meal and social atmosphere for all senior citizens. Suggested donation for the meal is $3.00, but no one will be turned away based on inability to pay. The site also offers daily activities. Call the Parks and Recreation Office to find out more or look at the Senior Calendars and the Monthly Lunch Menu available online.



Parks & Recreation Director William I. Riddell
Department Liaison Frank Robusto
Assistant Recreation Director Kimberly Millard
Recreation Supervisor Denise Anderson
Recreation/Maintenance Jeremy Peets
Recreation Leader Ben Aman
Groundskeeper Raymond Sanger




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