Parks & Recreation

Address/Contact Information

Office Hours

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

 

 

 

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

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Ontario's Farmers' Market Opens July 29, 2018 
Ontario Firemen's Exempt Field, 1840 NYS Rt. 104, Ontario, NY from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

***MARKET NEWS***
Farmers at the Ontario Farmers Market can now accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market Checks (FMNP).

Now accepting applications from all vendors: 
Fresh fruits, vegetables, bakery, food trucks, food vendors and crafters.
Click Here for an Application Form and Rules and Regulations

Services of the Parks and Recreation Department

Programs

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.

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Staff

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

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