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 Summer 2020 programs by clicking the link above!

Breaking News

It’s good to be back. We’ve certainly missed all of you these last few months and hope this program guide finds you healthy and eager to embrace what opportunities lie ahead this summer.

We know this particular guide looks a little different than the summer brochure you’re used to. As a result of modified budgets, certain program restrictions, volatile guidelines for return to play, and our commitment to putting your safety above all else, you’ll notice some of our usual summer programs and camps absent from this edition. Truth be told, as we started restructured planning for programs some simply didn’t live up to our standards given the options available to us. For others, waiting for them to progress to full return to play status before their resumption makes the most sense.

The recent reopening of the Ginegaw Farmer’s Market and announcement of these summer offerings brings a welcome sense of joy and optimism long overdue for us here in the department. We hope it elicits similar feelings of anticipation and excitement for all of you as well. Registration for programs will open Monday, June 29th. We strongly encourage everyone to register online through Civic Plus. If you run into any troubles registering please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can create a profile (if necessary) and get you fully registered over the phone.

The current New York State COVID-19 Public Health Crisis means all of our programs remain subject to the Standards for Responsible Sports & Recreation Activities as outlined on the following page until the public health emergency is rescinded or amended by the State. We will do our absolute best to ensure these expectations are as clear and unobtrusive as possible. Our compliance as an organization and adherence to these guidelines ensures our programs stay active. As we return to play this summer we appreciate your understanding and cooperation in respecting these protocols while attending programs or facilities.

We look forward to reconnecting with everyone this summer!

Walworth Recreation

Park Rules
Lodge Reservation Form
Policies Specific to the Lodge
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
Linda Kleeman – Recreation Clerk 315.986.1400

Park Staff:
Mike Buckley, Dave Barmaster, and Mark Krittal

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 12/31/20)
Amy Dier-Chirdon (term expires 12/31/20)
Mike Dermady (term expires 12/31/20)