Town of Onondaga Parks & Recreation

Town of Onondaga Parks & Recreation


I tried paying for a program and it won’t let me....the program starts tomorrow what do I do ?
Camp starts tomorrow!
It’s not too late!
Hi! Where at OHMS do we go in the morning for the KinderKids camp? I checked the website but couldn’t find exactly where. Thank you!
Westhill Warriors Boys and Girls Soccer Camp 2018
Westhill Warriors Boys and Girls Soccer Camp 2018
Just want to say thank you to the awesome staff running the summer playground. My little guy had so much fun. He was so sad when I picked him up on the last day today. He didn't want to have to say bye. :( He really enjoyed playing there. Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a great program. See you next year. :)
LAST CALL! Camp starts tomorrow!

The Town of Onondaga Parks and Recreation, and Sr. Center upcoming events and are periodically posted on this page. To see all of our current offerings and program details, head to our website at

Mission: MISSION STATEMENT The Town of Onondaga Parks & Recreation Department will be responsible for providing quality facilities, grounds, programs, and leisure services to all residents of the Town of Onondaga. We will strive to provide the highest quality programs and facilities through strong, imaginative and caring leadership.

Men's and Co-Ed Fall Softball Leagues are forming NOW!
Men's League Sunday mornings, begins Sept. 13th.
Co-Ed League Saturday mornings, begins Sept. 12th
8 teams in each league MAX.
$250 league fee. Register before Sept 4th.
Call our office at (315) 469-3464

Neither rain, nor snow, nor pandemic will stop Barb from passing out lunches to our seniors.

Town of Onondaga Recreation Re-Opening

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Week #5 of Stay-cation CRAFTABLES is "Sun and Color!"
Register online at:

Registration is open for week 4 of our free craft kits! Sign up to get your child ages 5-12 a bag stuffed with crafts to do at home! Register online at: today!
Pickup is Monday July 27th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Onondaga recreation office under the big garage doors!

Happy Parks & Recreation Professional Day!! Many of the Parks & Recreation Agencies in the Central New York area are reaching out today in honor of our beloved friend and colleague Tom White who passed away on July 1st. Tom worked for the City of Syracuse Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs for 33 years before retiring in 2016. His job was only a small part of what he contributed to Central New York and beyond. Tom was a leader in the field, passionate for his work in advocating opportunities for recreation and dedicated his life to service on the behalf of others.
The word “no” was not in Tom’s vocabulary. He was heavily involved in our local Central New York Recreation & Parks Society as well as New York State Recreation & Parks Society. He spent many years on both executive boards taking on six years as secretary of NYSRPS, two terms as President of CNYRPS, and 3-time co-chair for NYSRPS Annual Conference among other positions. He was a mentor to many and a friend to all. He was always reminding people to get involved and don’t forget to visit local parks wherever you may travel.
Thank you Tom, for your service to parks and recreation, to your community, to NYSRPS. We are better people because of you and by the impact you have had in so many lives. You will be greatly missed. Please celebrate Tom’s life with us today!! #BeLikeTom

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The Onondaga Sr. Center is hosting drive-thru pick up lunches for seniors on Monday’s Tuesdays and Thursday’s! MENU BELOW!

All meals are $3.50 for anyone 60+. Cash or check payable to P.E.A.C.E., Inc.
WE CANNOT MAKE CHANGE so bring exact amount for lunch.

• Meals are served cold or frozen. Frozen meals must be heated at home.
• Deadline to reserve a lunch for the week of July 20th is Wednesday July 15th.
• Please leave your name, day of pick up, and lunch choice.
• To pick up your lunch, we encourage you to wear your mask.
• Arrive between 11:50 to 12:10. We’ll hand your lunch to you in your car.

Call our Lunch Line at (315) 469-3259.


Monday July 20
– Golden Chicken Quarter, Red Skin Potatoes, Broccoli, Mandarin Oranges, Bread, Milk

Tuesday July 21
– Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad, Chef Salad, Croissant, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk

Thursday July 23
– Beef Pot Roast, Mixed Vegetables, Wild Rice, Cantaloupe, Bread, Milk

Picklball is back and FREE at King Park!
Fridays 9:00-Noon for adults ages 18+ begining July 10.

See our "Return-to-Play" guidelines before attending program:

Week 2 of "Stay-Cation CRAFTABLES" is open for registration!
This weeks theme is "ANIMAL SAFARI!"
Head to to register!

Each week we will have FREE themed craft kits for pickup! Simply register online at:
and show up at the Town of Onondaga Parks and Recreation office from 9:00 - 11:00 AM each Monday.
Make sure to register each week so you don't miss out on the fun!

[06/26/20]   The Town of Onondaga Parks and Recreation Dept. will be running adult summer softball leagues. If your team is interested in joining our league, please email us at [email protected] by Monday, June 29. to receive information on how to join our league. Slots are limited and it is first come first served.

Looking for some old-fashioned outdoor fun? Check out this checklist of 100 things to do before your'e 12. Awesome ideas!

Looking for a card idea for Father’s Day? Here’s a fun one to do with your kids that he will want to keep forever! All you have to do is paint their feet to create a hammer.

Check out our new site, the "Virtual Recreation Resource Center", where we have collected a plethora of interactive activities and information for people of all ages. Our site makes it easy to find resources you can use to keep busy and healthy while at home!

[05/30/20]   We are sad to report that the Town of Onondaga has made the difficult decision to cancel all children's programs this summer. This was a very hard decision with many factors to consider. The largest being the health and safety of our participants and their families. We do plan on rolling out a virtual recreation center in the next couple of weeks so stay turned for some fun activities to do with your families and finding other ways to play while we can't be together this summer.

[05/28/20]   We kindly ask the public to refrain from using the playground equipment at our parks. We understand parks may be one of the only outlets for many of us at this time so we want to keep them open, however to ensure your family’s health, we have closed all playground equipment until further notice. Unfortunately, at this time, we are not taking any pavilion reservations either.

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An interesting challenge

Check out this cool Erie Canalway Challenge
Are you up for a new challenge?
Whether you are an avid cyclist or a family looking to get more active, set your sights on adventure and fun along the 524-mile NYS Canal System and 365-mile Erie Canalway Trail. Reach your one-of-a-kind, personal mileage goal – whether cycling, paddling, running, hiking or walking – and discover all you can do along New York's canals!

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Meetings Notice

The Town of Onondaga is committed to practicing the social distancing guidelines that are currently in place. In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1, until further notice, meetings will be closed to members of the public and held via videoconferencing. The Town Board will meet
May 4, 2020 and May 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM, the Planning Board will meet on May 11, 2020 at 7:30 PM, the Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on May 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM, and the
Board of Assessment Review will meet for Grievance Day on May 28, 2020 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

The Town Hall will remain closed to visitors due to public health and safety concerns, but we are committed to transparency. Therefore, constituents will be offered remote attendance and participation
to meetings through the videoconferencing platform, Zoom.

The Town of Onondaga Live Stream link for all Board meetings is as follows:

Agendas and minutes for meetings will be posted on our website. If any interested members of the public would like to provide comments for consideration, comments can be emailed to
[email protected].
All of us at the Town are doing everything we can to support our constituents and keep the operation of the Town moving forward. This will be the Town’s new meeting practice until the Governor’s mandate has been lifted. In the meantime, let’s all continue the guidelines for social distancing.

Best of health to everyone.

Thomas P. Andino, Jr. Supervisor
5020 Ball Road
Syracuse, New York 13215

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Know someone age 15 or up who is inside on the computer/phone right now (or will be)? Tag them in this post (or send them a link) and have them complete an applications for one of our summer playground positions!

Find the applications form at:

*Our office is currently closed so please do not come try to pick up an applications while the Shelter in place order is in effect*

You might be stuck inside but you can still print and mail in a summer employment application! We are still accepting applications and Summer is closer than you think. So don't wait, apply today! Applications can be found at

The spring/summer "Our Town" for 2020 will be arriving to Town of Onondaga residents this week!

We have lots of your favorite programs coming back!
- Mommy, Daddy & Me" soccer
- Start Smart Baseball
- Mini-Styx youth lacrosse
- Hot Shots youth soccer
- Babysitting class
- Match Point youth tennis lessons
- Adult Pickleball

And some new ones too!!
- Youth archery clinic
- Summer karate
- Kids Got Game! (afternoon cards and board games)
- Adult Pickleball clinic
- NIA Dance for Adults

That's just naming a few!
Make sure to check out our Summer Playground programs, all which now have extended hours programs available! And look ahead for all our specialized summer camps!

All programs are available to view online NOW at:

Registration for programs opens Monday, April 27th

*registration opening date & program dates may change based on state and federal guidelines concerning COVID-19.

These Creative Activities Will Keep Kids Occupied for Hours

Here are some more great ideas for kids from goodhousekeeping. You'll definitely want to get in on the fun too.

[03/30/20]   We would like to remind all residents that all of our Parks and Playgrounds are currently CLOSED. We do not open parks until May during a regular year, and this season is no exception. We do not have the resources or staffing to effectively clean and maintain equipment at this time so we ask residents to refrain from jumping over the locked fence. Thank you and be safe!

You might be stuck inside but you can still print and mail in a summer employment application! We are still accepting applications and Summer is closer than you think. So don't wait, apply today! Applications can be found at

A rainy Monday morning idea. Take a virtual visit to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.

New role home-schooling the kids? Visit for fun activities from MyZoo Jr. that you can print out and use anytime.
#syracusezoo #BringingTheZooToYou #ClosedButStillCaring

Fun for the whole family

Town of Onondaga Parks & Recreation

[03/19/20]   We have hit 1,000 followers! Thank you everyone!!!

[03/17/20]   Even though "New York will waive all fees, for state, local and county parks" that does not mean you should gather in groups or use playground equipment.

Getting outside will be an important part of staying active during this time when so many people are home, however, public playground equipment is not routinely cleaned/disinfected and you should still remain at least 6 feet away from anyone who is not in your immediate family.

So please do your best to stay active while observing proper safety precautions. We may be social distancing, but we still need to think and act like a community. We can and will make it through this!

Pursuant to Executive Orders Issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo resulting from the COVID-19 virus outbreak.


Effective immediately, the physical facilities of the Town of Onondaga shall be closed until further notice. This closure extends to all physical facilities owned by the Town of Onondaga including the Town Hall, Parks and Recreation/Senior Center and the Town Highway Garage.
In addition, all Town-related public meetings shall be suspended until further notice.


[03/16/20]   Parents, Participants and Residents,

In the interest of preserving community health and to proactively deter the spread of COVID-19, all Town of Onondaga Recreation programs are cancelled until further notice.

We will notify participants of any changes as soon as information becomes available.

-Town of Onondaga Parks and Recreation Department

[03/13/20]   Parents, Participants and residents,
At this time, the Town of Onondaga Recreation Department has not cancelled any youth or adult programs. The only event cancelled thus far is the Sr. lunch party that was scheduled for Monday, March 16th.
We are continuing to monitor the situation and taking directives from State and County health officials and will update our Facebook and Website if there are any changes.
We will notify participants if we need to cancel or postpone any activities. Please check back regularly to make sure you have the most accurate information and refrain from attending activities if you or your family members are sick.
Thank you,
-Town of Onondaga Parks and Recreation

Town of Onondaga Parks & Recreation

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