Parks & Recreation

Luke Griff, Director

Mailing Address: City of Oneida Parks & Recreation 217 Cedar St. Oneida, NY 13421

(315) 363-3590 Fax: (315)363-6062

  • Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:00 Mon. – Thurs; 8:00 – 3:30 Friday


Oneida Recreation Center   

Rec Center

Recreation Center

Completed in 1930, the NYS Armory housed 11 National Guard Units until Septemeber 1996.  In March 14995 the Tudor Revival style building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a cultural resource worthy of preservation.  NYS gifted the Armory to the City of Oneida in 2000.  It soon became the treasured home to the City of Oneida Parks & Recreation Department.  The interior maintains a high degree of design and craftmanship.  The massive oak doors, original trim, oak handrails, cove molding, hardwoood and terrazzo floors remain intact.  Professional organizations and civic groups find the facility perfectly suitable for sporting events, meetings conferences and workshops.    With serveral different sized rooms, we can accommodate a meeting place for 5 to 350 people.  Our kitchen and dining room facilities are ideal for luncheons and fundraiser dinners.


Facility Use Guide



“Vet’s” Field is Oneida’s Community Park.  Vet’s Field features the Chapman Municipal Pool with pool house and pavilion, lighted softball, baseball, football and soccer fields, lighted tennis and basketball courts, updated playground, concession stand, locker rooms, restrooms and more.  (See Map)

Chapman Pool

All children 10 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible party age 16 and older

See our  Schedule for hours and lesson information

sconondoa_parkARMY CARINCI PARK:  421 Sconondoa St.

Carinci park features a basketball court, an updated playground, softball field, restrooms and a pavilion. (See Map)


HarmonHARMON FIELD: 131 North Willow St.

Harmon Field features; softball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, pavilion, restrooms and an updatedplayground. (see Map)



HigginbothamHIGINBOTHAM PARK:   130 Broad St. 

 Higinbotham is nestled in the heart of downtown.  Higinbothum is home to the Summer Community Concert Series.  This park features; a basketball court, updated playground, pavilion and restrooms.(see Map)


Allen ParkALLEN PARK:  558 Broad St.

Allen Park is the most beautiful park in Oneida.  Allen Park features; tennis and basketball courts, restrooms, pavilion and a playground.  Allen Park is a wonderful spot to enjoy the day, plenty of room for a picnic or gathering. (see Map)


MaxwellMAXWELL FIELD: 301 E. Sands St.

Maxwell is home to the Durross Conservancy which features; 16 acres ofhiking, cross country skiing and mountain biking trails.

Maxwell is also home to Oneida Little League Baseball.  This park features Minor and Major League baseball fields,  2 softball fields, a concession stand and restrooms.  (see Map)



DUROSS CONSERVANCY 18 acres (1/2, 3/4, and 1 mile) loops of hiking, mountain biking and fishing from Spring to Fall and cross county skiing and snowshoeing in the  Winter Months. (Map)  Trail Mapmthope_water_scene




ClinchCLINCH PARK:  Oneida St.

Clinch Park is located directly across from Oneida City Hall.  Clinch Park is a

popular lunch spot in the summertime. Clinch Park is home to the Oneida Farmers Market. This park also features some beautiful landscape and flowers.  Picnic tables are available for those visiting the food vendors during the busy work week. (see Map)

historic_mt_hope_signMOUNT HOPE RESERVOIR: 1222 Mt. Hope Ave.

Mt. Hope features; 65 acres of land for fishing, hiking, mountain biking, cross

country skiing, and camping.  Mt. Hope was home to Oneida’s first swimming hole back in the 1940’s and 1950’s. (Map)  Trail Mapmthope_water_scene

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