Parks, Recreation & Youth Services

 Dorchester ParkGreenwood ParkGrippen ParkRoundtop Picnic AreaAquaterra Wilderness AreaHawkins Pond Nature AreaNathaniel Cole ParkBAGSAI Softball ComplexOtsiningo ParkThe ForumVeterans Memorial Arena

Serving a population of over 200,000 people, Broome County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Services oversees and maintains Nathaniel Cole Park (Town of Colesville), Dorchester Park (Town of Triangle), Greenwood Park (Town of Nanticoke); Grippen Park and Roundtop Picnic Area (both in the Village of Endicott),  Hawkins Pond Nature Area (Town of Windsor), and Otsiningo Park (Town of Dickinson.)

These facilities provide diverse, year-round recreational opportunities. Annually, over 2 million visitors enjoy beaches, picnic areas and picnic shelters, play structures, a family campground, boating, miles of trails for walking, biking or cross-country skiing, and much more. Broome County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Services also maintains AquaTerra Wilderness Area (466 undeveloped acres in the Town Of Binghamton), and the Community Garden Plots at Otsiningo Park. Softball fields, soccer fields, and sand volleyball courts are available for organized teams and general public use.

Free events, which include  "Broome Bands Together" concerts, the Annual Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally, the Broome County Parks Triathlon and untimed Youth Triathlon, Broome County Parks Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat4th Annual Broome County Parks Scarecrow Display and ContestAlmost-Annual Crappie Derby, and Winterfest are a few of the special events held each year. Nature trails at five Broome County Parks' facilities are participants in the Wegman's "Passport to Family Wellness" program.  

In effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of all park visitors, Broome County Parks playgrounds and athletic fields are CLOSED until further notice. 

Broome County Parks remain OPEN. However if you are planning on visiting the parks, it should be for solitary recreation, not for group activities. We ask that you don't congregate in shelters. Practice social distancing and wash hands after touching surfaces.

Broome County Parks offer hundreds of acres of open space throughout the county to safely get fresh air. Remember to keep a six (6) feet distance between you and others and continue to follow CDC/NYSDOH's guidelines…

If you find the park is crowded, visit another park or return at a different time/day.

PLEASE NOTE: Beaches and boat rentals at Greenwood Park, Dorchester Park and Nathaniel Cole Park will be open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day! 

Beach Hours: 11:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Boathouse Hours: 11:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.   *Last Rental 6:30 p.m.- weather permitting* 
Nathaniel Cole Park and Greenwood Park Concession Stand Hours: 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

All Broome County Parks are open all year round from 8:00 a.m. - Dusk

Reservations for picnic shelters* and campsites:

(*Listed as "Group Picnic Area" on Reserve America)

Administrative Guidelines, Rules & General Information

Broome County Parks Guide 

General Regulation Guidelines 

2018 Broome County Parks, Recreation and Youth Services Annual Report


Thank you for keeping the air fresh for everyone in Broome County Parks.

Broome County Parks are smoke-free, except in the parking lots.

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