Parks & Recreation

It is the mission of the Walworth Parks and Recreation Department to provide diverse year-round leisure activities and facilities to our community that promote citizen involvement and a strong sense of community while striving to increase the social, cultural, and physical well-being of our residents. It is our goal to constantly improve our existing programs and parks for the enjoyment of our citizens.

View all currently available programs by clicking the link above!

All current and future rentals of the Lodge in Ginegaw Park have been suspended for the months January & February.  We will assess rentals for March 2021 and on through a month by month basis as we take current rules, guidelines, and health considerations into effect.  We appreciate everyone’s understanding.  Please contact us with any questions or concerns.  Thank you!

No sports and recreation activity can occur without meeting the following minimum State standards, as well as applicable federal requirements. To ensure the safety of all of our program participants, volunteers, families, and staff, per New York State Guidance for Sports & Recreation During the COVID-19 Crisis, the following protocols and procedures will take effect until the current public health emergency is rescinded or amended by the State:

  • A distance of at least six (6) feet will be maintained among individuals at all times, whether indoor or outdoor, unless safety or the core activity requires a shorter distance. This allows for program participants/players to engage in approved activities where social distancing cannot be maintained but requires all spectators and non-program participants/players to adhere to six (6) foot social distancing guidelines.
  • When social distancing cannot be maintained, all non-program participants/players (any individuals not directly engaged in physical activity) are required to wear a face covering.
  • Spectators must wear face coverings when in common spaces or situations where six (6) feet of distancing cannot be maintained, so long as they are over the age of two and medically able to tolerate such covering.
  • Program participants will be discouraged from any hand-to-hand contact (handshakes, high-fives, fist bumps, etc.).
  • Any shared program equipment will be cleaned and disinfected between use.
  • Sanitizing stations will be available on site for participants, spectators, and staff.
  • Where and when applicable certain traffic flow guidelines will be in place, including specific points of entry and exit, to reduce bi-directional foot traffic.


Park Rules
Lodge Reservation Form 2021
Policies Specific to the Lodge 2021
Ginegaw Park Pavilion Reservation Form
Sherburne Road Pavilion Form
Alcohol in the Park


Jackie VanLare – Director of Parks & Recreation 315.986.1400
Kevin Weiss – Assistant Director 315.986.1400

Mike Buckley – Superintendent

Dave Barmaster & Mark Krittal – Seasonal Staff

Parks and Recreation Committee –

Joe Leone (term expires 12/31/23)
Aimee Phillips-Lomb (term expires 12/31/22)
William Boyd (term expires 12/31/22)
Kate Barenek (term expires 12/31/22
Steve Gallaher (term expires 12/31/25)
Amy Dier-Chirdon (term expires 12/31/25)
Mike Dermady (term expires 12/31/25)