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Otsiningo Park / Otsiningo North

Built by the New York State Department of Transportation and leased, improved and maintained by Broome County Parks Department, Otsiningo provides a refreshing interlude close to the urban core. Named for one of the many 18th century Native American words for the lower Chenango River Valley, Otsiningo Park land was once inhabited by peoples of several Indian nations. With its easily-reached centralized location, easy-to-walk paved trails, and a specially-designed handicapped accessible playground, Otsiningo Park offers opportunities for all to enjoy a day at the park.

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    • Tables and grills
    • Water taps and fountains
    • Paved walking path
    • Playfield
    • Softball field, available by reservation - call 607.778.2193.  Rate is $15.00 per day.
    • Soccer fields, available by reservation - call 607.778.2193.  Rate is $15.00 per field per day.
    • Sand volleyball courts (4), available by reservation - call 607.778.2193.  Rate is $10.00 per court per day.
    • Bocce court
    • Restrooms
    • Children's play structures, including handicapped accessible features.
    • Community Gardens (contact
    • Two picnic shelters, 100 person capacity, available by reservation - call 607.778.2193.  Shelter rental rates are $90.00 on weekends/holidays, and the reduced rate of $30.00 on weekdays.
    • Annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally
    • "Broome Bands Together" Free Summer Concert Series
    • New in 2016! Broome County Parks Scarecrow Contest and Display! Look for details on the 2017 event this summer!


Walking/Biking Trail

Otsiningo Park Trail Guide (pdf, 258k)

Participant in the Wegman's "Passport to Family Wellness" program.

Otsiningo Community Gardeners' Association

For more information, contact, or the Association facebook page at Otsiningo Community Gardener's Association offers a rental garden plot program to the public.

Otsiningo Park Farmers' Market (Now the Broome County Regional Farmers' Market)

The Otsiningo Park Farmers' Market has transitioned to the Broome County Regional Farmers' Market located in their new, year-round building

at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County. Visit their website for more information.




Annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally

A nationally-recognized 3-day event, this major summer attraction draws over 100,00 people to enjoy more than 40 hot-air balloons, a craft show,

live music, fireworks, food vendors galore, and, of course, the spiedie cooking contest! Find out more at 

New in 2016! Scarecrow Contest and Display 
Broome County Executive Debbie Preston joined Director of Parks, Recreation and Youth Services Art Garrison to announce the details of the 2016 Scarecrow Display and Contest at Otsiningo Park. 
“We have some very talented people in our community, and we thought this would be a great way to showcase that,” says Broome County Executive Debbie Preston.

The contest entry is free and is open to individuals, families, groups and businesses.

Those who wish to participate must complete an entry form and submit it no later than Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.   

For an Entry Form, rules and additional information, click here,  or stop by the Broome County Parks Department on the 5th floor of the Broome County Office building at 60 Hawley Street. Questions may be directed to (607)778-2193. 

Completed scarecrows must be set up in the park between September 24th and October 1st. The scarecrows will be on display from October 2nd through the 14th. Prizes will be awarded.



Otsiningo North


The shared efforts of Broome County and the Town of Chenango transformed the former Riverfront Park into Otsiningo North. Paved trails provide access to and from Otsiningo Park, extending opportunities for bicyclists and walkers entering from either Bevier St. or Upper Front St. 

Otsiningo North boasts an extensive soccer field complex. Reservations for fields at Otsiningo North may be made at