Parks, Recreation & Youth Services

Serving a population of over 190,000 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), Otsiningo Park (Town of Dickinson), and Forget Me Not Memorial Garden

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 (VINES), Softball fields, soccer fields, and sand volleyball courts are available for organized teams and general public use.

Free Events "Broome Bands Together" concerts, the Annual Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally, Movies in the Park, the Broome County Parks Triathlon, Broome County Parks 5K Series, Beach BashBroome County Parks Trunk or Treat, 9th Annual Broome County Parks Scarecrow Display and Contest, Almost-Annual Crappie Derby, BC Festival of Lights, 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 "Hit the Trail Passport" program.

PLEASE NOTE: Beaches, Boathouse and Concessions at Greenwood Park, Nathaniel Cole Park, and Dorchester Park are OPEN Memorial Day Weekend- Labor Day!

To make a reservation, visit Reserve America 

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

Beach Hours: Monday -Sunday 11:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 

Boathouse Hours: Monday- Sunday 11:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. *Last rental is at 6:30 p.m.-Weather Permitting*

Nathaniel Cole Park Concession Stand Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Greenwood Park Concession Stand Hours: Friday-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Labor Day 

Reservations for picnic shelters* and campsites: 

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

Broome County Events

Cross Country Skiing

Broome County Festival of Lights

Broome County Parks Photo Contest

En-Joie Golf Club

Broome County Parks Guide

General Regulation Guidelines

Invasive Species 

Administrative Guidelines, Rules & General Information

2023 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.

Contact Us at 607.778.2193 or email

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