TOWN OF ONTARIO
PARKS & RECREATION
6551 Knickerbocker Rd.
Ontario, NY 14519
Phone (315) 524-7447
Fax (315) 524-7465
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Community Center Summer Hours
Mon. - Thu.. 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri. 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat. 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun. 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
complete listing of Spring Programs
AARP Time Change
Saturday, May 7
9:30am - 4:00pm
5 hour Mandatory Driving
This class is mandatory to register for a
New York State Driver's License. Class is offered
monthly and registration is required.
Services of the Parks and Recreation
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
program guide that is sent to every resident of Ontario
three times a year: Summer, Fall/Winter and Spring.
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. Open year round, 9:00AM 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
Park Pavilion Use
One pavilion 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 required. Please contact the
Recreation and Parks Department with questions.
Information Email your
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. One day passes may also be purchased at the Community
|Annual Permit - Town Resident
|Two Year Permit - Town Resident
|Annual Permit - Non Resident
|One Day Launch Permit
By mail: Send one copy of the NYS registration per vehicle
and applicable fees payable to Ontario Town Clerk.
Ontario September Club
Ontario September Club meetings are held on the
first and 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 $2.50, 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