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PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Director:
  Eric Bacon
Email: ebacon@townofcamillus.com

Staff: 
Richard Homeyer
Daniel Klaczko
Donald Klaczko
Zachary Desormeau
Sara Young

Mailing Address:
4600 W. Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13219

Physical Address: 
1 Shove Park Drive (2nd Floor)
Camillus, NY

Office Hours:
 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
(except holidays)

Phone: (315) 487-3600
Fax: (315) 487-2170
Leisure Line:  487-2170 (24 Hour Program Info)


A large variety of sports and recreational activities are offered by the Parks & Recreation Department year round.  For further information and instructions for registration or participation in the current programs being offered, please review the Parks & Recreation Department seasonal schedule here

Parks programs can now be paid for by credit card or electronic check.  Please call the office to verify availability before paying (surcharge applies)!

YOGA
Click here for information on the current session

LACROSSE
Click here for the team listing

Click here for the schedule


PARKS MASTER PLAN
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Camillus Park Update



VETERANS MEMORIAL 5K RUN
To take place on Memorial Day - Monday, May 27, 2013.  Click here for details & entry form.

Click here for 2013 Race Results


CAMILLUS/WEST GENESEE SPORTS HALL OF FAME:
Eligible Candidate Criteria:  Candidate must be a recognizable and respected member of the Town of Camillus and/or West Genesee School District Community, either past or present that has made a significant impact in the areas of sports and/or recreation.  Click here for a nomination form.


2013 POOL & BEACH INFORMATION:
The West Genesee High School Pool will be open for public swimming from June 24 through August 16, Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding July 4.

Veteran's Memorial Park at Gillie Lake
features a sandy beach close to picnic tables, grills, and a playground.  The beach will be open June 8 & 9, and will be open for the season from June 15 through August 11th with operating hours of 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Beach Admission:
4 and under:   Free
Age 5-17:      $2.00
Age 18-59:    $3.00
59 and over:   Free

Season Pass:
Season pass photo ID cards for Town of Camillus/West Genesee School District residents can be purchased at the Parks & Recreation Department located at the Shove Park Recreation Center Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Age 5-17:      $25.00
Age 18-59:    $45.00
Family Pass:   $100.00

Camillus Park Pool has been closed.  For further info, contact the Parks & Recreation Department.


PARK INFORMATION:
There are eight parks and over 850 acres of parkland maintained by the Parks & Recreation Department.  Pavilion reservations are available at no cost to Town residents, $50 for non-residents.  These following facilities offer amenities such as playgrounds, picnic pavilions, ball fields, swimming, ice skating, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and summer youth programs: 

PARK

AMENITIES

Bicentennial Park
4600 West Genesee Street (Camillus Municipal Building)

playground, ball fields

Camillus Park
Pool Road

playground, hiking trails, picnic pavilion

 

Erie Canal Park
5750 Devoe Road
Phone (315) 488-3409
http://eriecanalcamillus.com/

Sims’ Museum, boat tours, hiking trails, bicycling, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.  Dog walking is allowed in this park.

Munro Park
First Street, Village of Camillus

playground, ball fields, picnic pavilion, tennis

Reed Webster Park
Warners Road

playground, ball fields, picnic pavilion, tennis

Shove Park
Shove Park Drive, 487-5085

playground, ball fields, picnic pavilion, ice arena, fishing

Veteran’s Memorial Park at Gillie Lake
Sands Road / Gillie Brook Road

Schoolhouse Museum, playground, fishing, hiking trail, swimming, picnic pavilions

Warners Park
Newport Road

playground, picnic pavilion

Scenic Hills Park
Carol Lane

playground, picnic pavilion



POPULAR PROGRAMS

Swimming
Swimming facilities are available at Veteran’s Memorial Park at Gillie Lake and West Genesee High School.  Open swimming is available at Veteran’s Memorial Park at Gillie Lake during the summer months from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., ending on August 11th.  Swimming is available at West Genesee High School during the winter months.

Music in the Park
During the month of July, the Parks & Recreation Department hosts a free concert each Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Bicentennial Park at the Camillus Municipal Building (weather permitting).  A new band performs each week and popcorn and lemonade are provided compliments of the Camillus Police Benevolent Association.  Ample lawn space is available; bring a blanket or lawn chair. 

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