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:

Recreation Department Summer Season Office Hours: Monday, April 30-Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Community Members are encouraged to email Lou Lansing to schedule an appointment with her.

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
David Weaver
Vince Foti
Gary Dilello
Brett Heindl
Council Member Michele Frazier

Community members are welcome to attend Parks and Recreation Commission Meetings at 7:00PM in City Hall, the first Monday of each month to stay informed and involved in what’s new in our City Parks!

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