About Us

Recreation Department Mission Statement

With the advice and consent of the City of Oneonta Parks and Recreation Commission and the Common Council, our mission is to enhance the quality of life of the residents of the City of Oneonta by:

(1) providing safe and challenging recreational programs in response to community needs;

(2) scheduling and coordinating all public and private usage of Oneonta City Parks Facilities;

(3) assisting privately administered recreational programs which are staged at Oneonta City Parks Facilities.


Recreation Office Information:

Hours of Operation:  Monday - Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.  Closed legal holidays.

Physical Address:

Brenner Recreation Center
24 Bertus Lauren Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820

Mailing Address:

Oneonta Recreation Department
c/o City Hall, 258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

Recreation Department Staff:

Louise Lansing, Recreation Assistant
Phone:  432-0680
Email:  llansing@oneonta.ny.us

Parks Department Staff:

Pat Miskell, Michael Baldwin, Justin Hill, Rob Stevens

Parks and Recreation Commission:

Tim Catella, Chair
Stephen Pindar
Vince Foti
Gary Dilello
Brett Heindl
Council Member Paul van der Sommen

Contact Information:

To inquire about reserving a pavilion in either Wilber or Neahwa Parks, please contact the City Clerk's office.  

To inquire about a park maintenance issue, please contact The Department of Public Service via phone at 432-2100 or via email at dpsinfo@oneonta.ny.us

To inquire about use of Damaschke Field, please contact the Oneonta Outlaws.  

To make inquiries regarding Briggs Pool at Wilber Park, please contact the Oneonta Family YMCA.  

To inquire about reserving fields other than Damaschke Field, hosting an event in the park, or for any other park related information, please contact Louise Lansing via phone at 432-0680, or via email at llansing@oneonta.ny.us