Parks & Recreation

Light The Night at Ginegaw Park!


It is the mission of the Walworth Parks and Recreation Department to provide diverse year-round leisure activities and facilities to our community that promote citizen involvement and a strong sense of community while striving to increase the social, cultural, and physical well-being of our residents. It is our goal to constantly improve our existing programs and parks for the enjoyment of our citizens.
Please Note:  Due to continued acts of vandalism to the athletic fields at Sherburne Road Park the park gates will now be locked at 3:30pm Monday-Friday and will remain locked throughout the weekend (Saturday & Sunday) until further notice.  Gates will be opened by park staff on weekdays (Mon-Fri) in the morning.  In the Spring we plan to move the current park gates back closer to the athletic fields to prevent any acts of vandalism while still allowing parking and access to the Red Trail Head in the northernmost area of the park.  Until that time, however, gates will be on the new lock schedule to prevent further damage to the athletic fields in the park.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience as we know the trail is used heavily throughout the year.  Please contact the Recreation Department with any questions or concerns.

What’s New?

Fall seems to be creeping up on us early this year. With all the excitement the season brings we’d first like to take the time to sincerely thank all of our volunteer coaches, assistant coaches, and parent helpers from this past soccer season.  Our programs don’t exist without you. We thank you for all your time and dedication to the program.  We’d also like to acknowledge the time and effort both Jerry White and Todd Forshay gave to our program and coaches this past season.  They both were an incredible asset to our coaches and players throughout the year.

Fall 2014 Town Topics

The Ginegaw Farmers’ Market continues to go strong and will continue on Tuesdays from 3pm until 6pm through October 14th. We have a number of special events and vendors through the remainder of the season – including our own version of the ALS Challenge on Tuesday, September 2nd where you can come out and douse Coach Kevin.  Our market calendar on the town website is the best place to keep up with the latest market news and events.

Mark your own calendars for the weekend of October 17th & 18th as the Halloween Party in the Park and Harvest Moon Festival celebrate their five year anniversary.  This year we’ve added an additional carnival ride and some more surprises yet to be unveiled.  As always the events of the weekend are free of charge thanks to the generosity of our festival sponsors.

As the season’s turn we’re excited to announce we’re bringing ice skating back to Walworth. A seasonal rink will be established in the front of Ginegaw Park (where the Farmers’ Market currently is held).  Ice time will be available for both the general public (open skates) and individual groups (parties or team practices).  We will officially cut the ribbon on the rink at our Light The Night tree decorating contest (see the back of the Town Topics) on Saturday, December 6th at 5:30pm.  For more information about the skating rink please contact the Recreation Department.

Thank you for all your continued support – see you this Fall!

Walworth Parks & Recreation

Jackie VanLare – Director of Parks & Recreation 315.986.1400 ext 312
Kevin Weiss – Assistant Director 315.986.1400 ext 323
Linda Kleeman – Recreation Clerk 315.986.1400 ext 311

Park Staff:
Mike Buckley, Ron Forman, & Dave Barmaster

Parks and Recreation Committee – Term Ends

Aimee Phillips 12/31/18
Suzi Hawkins-Mance 12/31/16
Mike Dermady 12/31/17
Amy Dier-Chirdon 12/31/15

William Boyd 12/31/18
Joe Leone 12/31/19
Steve Gallaher 12/31/15