Parks And Recreation

Title Job Title Contact Information
Kevin Merrill Director of Parks and Recreation Email:
Phone: 315-635-5999
Fax: 315-635-1515

Questions? Contact Parks and Recreation via email:

Notice Date In Effect Details
Park Attendant Job Description 06/10/2021 Details

Lysander Park Information

Park Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8 am – dusk

This beautiful 75 + acre Park is nestled on the corner of Hencle Blvd and Smokey Hollow Road with its entrance being at 8439 Smokey Hollow Road. There are many excellent facilities in addition to the beautiful “green space” areas. The park facilities include the following:

  • 2 softball fields *
  • 1 basketball court
  • 3 tennis courts
  • 5 pickleball courts
  • 1 soccer field *
  • 1 Rotary Picnic Pavilion *
    (8 tables, 2 BBQ’s, water & electricity)
  • 1 Small Picnic Pavilion *
    (4 tables, no electric or water)
  • 1 Community Room *
    (7 tables and 50 chairs, water & small sink, electric & ceiling fans, a BBQ Grill & Picnic table outside)
  • 1 football field *
  • 1 80 yard football field/rugby *
  • 1 volleyball court – summer months
  • 1 walking path (3/4 mile)
  • several picnic areas
  • playground equipment
  • Water Mister
  • restrooms (Not open in the winter months)

* these facilities may be reserved

Equipment Sign Out

A free service to park users evenings and weekends is recreational equipment for their use (There is no equipment sign out during Pop Warner Football games). Equipment that is available consists of: tennis racquets, basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, football and horseshoes (metal and rubber depending on age).

Park Rules

A complete set of park rules are located in the main bulletin board (located in the breezeway by the restrooms), but there are “special area” bulletin boards on the Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Soccer Field and playground, listing site specific rules. Overall, all rules are for the safety and good of all park users. It is the job of our park attendants to enforce them. Two major rules that we particularly stress are: DOGS MUST BE ON LEASHES and NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED. There is No Smoking allowed at the playground, pavilions, community room, soccer or football fields, water mister or on the basketball or tennis courts. There are designated areas for smoking. Rules are reviewed and approved annually.

During the winter months – there is NO SNOWMOBILING ALLOWED at the Park at anytime!

Bulletin Board

This is located in the breezeway near the public restrooms. On it, is information in regards to programs, schedules, calendars for use of the ball fields and pavilion and any other pertinent information.

Park Attendant

Evenings and weekends, there is a park attendant on duty. The responsibility of this person is to oversee the activities and facilities, enforce rules and regulations, hand out equipment, resolve problems, etc. If at any time that you are using the park and you have a problem, please contact the park attendant.

Park Closes: November to Mid-April (weather permitting) during these months the park is winterized and closed (COVID-19 HAS CHANGED THE WAY THE PARK IS STRUCTURED - PLEASE CALL IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS)

Reservable Pavilions and Rooms

Stop by, email, or use one of the forms below to reserve the following.

Rotary Picnic Pavilion

AM Half Day - 9am to 2pm $60.00
PM Half Day - 3pm to 8pm $60.00
Full Day - 9am to 8pm $100.00
Picnic Tables 8 inside, 3 outside
ELECTRICITY YES-additional fee of $10.00
WATER YES-Not for sprinklers or hosing
FIELD FEE $15.00 per hour

Small Picnic Pavilion

AM Half Day - 9 am to 2 pm $40.00
PM Half Day - 3 pm to 8 pm $40.00
Full Day - 9 am to 8 pm $60.00
PICNIC TABLES 6 inside, 1 outside
FIELD FEE $15 per hour

Community Room

The Community Room is only available for scheduled groups up to 50 people.

Weekday fees: Monday – Friday - $30 per hour plus $50 returnable security deposit (assuming all is left in order).

Weekend fee: $100 per 2 hour block minimum weekends: $30 per hour for additional hours plus $50 security deposit (assuming all is left in order).

The following is to reserve one of our Pavilions at Lysander Park (Rotary Pavilion or Small Pavilion)