The City Recreation Department is a proud member of the following organizations: NYSRPS and NRPA.
The City has also been named a 6-time (2011-2017) “Playful City, USA” through the non-profit agency, KaBOOM!
Summer Park Passport Program!
This new community collaboration between City Departments (GNRC & Recreation) and all 11 neighborhood associations will provide free weekly programming to various parks throughout the month of July. The kickoff is set to start at BiCentennal Park on Thurs. July 6th, 10-12pm where families can pick up their passport books, get their first “stamp” and can then partake in a fun downtown scavenger hunt starting at the Farmers Market! “The City Depts. and community are so proud to be a part of “National Pride in Your Parks” month with this park passport partnership”. Rhonda Everdyke, Director of Communications and Engagement, City of Geneva. This program is a great tie in as well, for the City of Geneva being named a Playful City, USA for the 6th year in a row by non-profit organization, KaBOOM! “Awarding of this honor is notable because it showcases the City’s commitment to children and their wellbeing. This year the submission included the Park Passport Program!” – Recreation Director, Janelle Drach.
DATE NEIGHBORHOOD EVENT (PARK) TIME
July 4th: Arbors – 4th of July Parade (The Arbors Green) 10-12pm
July 11th: Hildreth Hill/Castle Heights (Brook St Park) 5-7pm
July 13th: Historic South – Youth Theatre (Pulteney Park) 5:30pm
July 15th: East Lakeview (Gulvin Park) 530-730pm
July 19th: Lehigh Gardens and Historic North (Richard) 5-7pm
July 23rd: Founders Square – Yoga (Jefferson Park) 2pm
July 27th: Downtown – Outdoor Movie (Lakefront Park) Sunset
July 30th: Neighborhood Olympics & Party (Lakefront Park) 2-5pm
The City of Geneva Park system boasts of over 12 different parks, ranging from small pocket parks nestled in our local neighborhoods to an expansive lakefront park with several miles of walking trails along Seneca Lake.
Parks which currently have playground components included: Gulvin, Neider, Lakefront, Jefferson, Brook St., Washington, Ridgewood and Richards Parks. Our passive parks are Pulteney Park, Genesee Park and BiCentennial Park. We also have Clark St. Fields which hosts softball and lacrosse games.
Over the past two years, two of our parks have received capital funding for improvements to the parks, this includes Neider park which boasts a new walking trail, full length basketball court and gazebo.
Lakefront Park, situated along the shores of Seneca Lake has walking trails that start from the Community Lakefront Playground all the way down to Seneca Lake St. Park where it continues on through the park and onto the Canal Parkway System of trails. Lakefront parks recent renovations include a new pedestrian bridge, improved shoreline structures, a beautiful boardwalk, seawall seating areas and a desk that hangs over the shores. To the East the park also encompasses the Geneva Events Center and Visitors Center, Gazebo, Boat Launch and Disc Golf Course.
Through grant funding from KaBOOM! a “rain or shine” play instillation was created at BiCentennial park in the Fall of 2016 with many interactive sidewalk games along the pathways leading to the park. Check it out!
Map of Parks and Playgrounds in Geneva
Download City Map with Parks and Playgrounds