Parks, Recreation & Youth Services

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Broome County Parks and RecreationDorchester 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 three 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 summertime "Broome Bands Together" concerts, the Annual Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally, the Broome County Parks Triathlon and untimed Youth Triathlon, and the wintertime Almost-Annual Crappie Derby 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.  Returning to Otsiningo Park in 2019 is the Broome County Parks Scarecrow Display and Contest! and Trunk or Treat! 

Beaches and boat rentals at Greenwood Park, Dorchester Park and Nathaniel Cole Park will remain open until Labor Day, September 2, 2019

Beach Hours: 11:00am-7:30pm
Boathouse Hours: 11:00am-7:00pm
Nathaniel Cole Park and Greenwood Park Concession Stand Hours: 11:30am-7:00pm

All Broome County Parks are open all year round from 8:00am-Dusk

Reservations for picnic shelters* and campsites:

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

Administrative Guidelines, Rules & General Information

2017 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.


       Broome County Parks 

       Dorchester Park

       Greenwood Park

       Nathaniel Cole Park

       Grippen Park

       Hawkins Pond Nature Area

       Otsiningo Park

       Aqua Terra

       Roundtop Picnic Area