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The 2013 Winter/Spring Programs are now posted online.  The brochure should be out the first week of September.  Please check your local banks, the Baldwinsville Public Library, the Van Buren Town Hall and the Chamber of Commerce for a copy!

** What programs or special events would YOU like to see us offer?  We would love to hear from you!  Please email (link above) or call us at (315) 638-4727, weekdays from 8:30am.-4:00pm.

The Town of Van Buren Parks and Recreation Department is located in VAN BUREN CENTRAL PARK.  The park has amenities such as softball fields, basketball court, tennis courts, handball court, Van Buren Pool (outdoor - seasonal), a pond for fishing, and picnic facilities of various sizes to rent for private parties or company picnics!

PARK HOURS:   9:00am.-4:00pm. Monday-Friday.  The time the park closes is posted at the park entrances, and that is when the gates are LOCKED, so please plan your exit accordingly!

HOLIDAYS:  The Van Buren Parks & Recreation Department will be CLOSED on the following day(s) for holidays:     

      Thursday, July 4 

VAN BUREN POOL:  The pool is closed for the  2012 season.  

FISHING:  Fishing is allowed in Van Buren Pond from April 1st to November 1st.  Normal D.E.C. laws apply, and we encourage "catch and release".  It is usually stocked once more in the summer, but that will be determined by Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery.  If it gets stocked again, we will post a notice here to that effect.

DOGS: Dogs are welcome in Van Buren Park, but must be leashed and under their owner's control at ALL times!  This is mandated by the Town of Van Buren's LEASH LAW, and applies whether the park is full or empty of other patrons.  We would appreciate the cooperation of all dog owners - the Town's Dog Control Officer will be contacted if necessary.  

We would also ask dog owners to kindly pick up after their furry friends, and please do not allow them on the basketball or tennis courts.  Thank you!

We certainly can appreciate dog owners wanting to allow their beloved pets to run and play - if you haven't already, give the "Good Dog Park" at Onondaga Lake Park a try!  It is just inside the park entrance off Rt. 370, near the intersection with John Glenn Blvd.!

PAVILION RESERVATIONS:   Click on the "Pavilion Reservations" link above for information (and pictures!) of facilities available!  We begin taking reservations for each year's season beginning the first business day in February for Town of Van Buren residents and companies/organizations within the Town of Van Buren limits, and for all other interested parties beginning the second business day in February.

RECREATION PROGRAMS:  The Town of Van Buren Parks and Recreation Department offers recreation programs for all ages!  These change seasonally; all are listed in the Parks and Recreation Department's program brochures.  These are published 3 times per year (January, May and September) and distributed to schools in the Baldwinsville School District, the banks in the Baldwinsville area, the Baldwinsville & Warners Post Offices, the Baldwinsville Public Library,  and the Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce.  They can also be found at the Van Buren Town Hall, and at the Parks and Recreation Office.

We also advertise our programs and services in The Post-Standard and the Baldwinsville Messenger.

Contact Info

Cathleen Perkins (Parks and Recreation Director) 

Heidi Anders (Recreation Supervisor)     

Van Buren Central Park
7350 Canton Street
Baldwinsville, NY 13027-8767
(315) 638-4727                                                                          
Fax: (315) 857-0045
Hours: 8:30am.-4:00pm., weekdays