It's so good to get outside again after another long winter. Taking walks, doing yard work (my backyard grass grows way too fast), or just lounging in your favorite chair, swing, or whatever, is what makes life great. And another fun thing to do in spring and summer is spending time in our local parks.

We have so many great parks to enjoy year-round and more so during the warm weather months. Broome County alone manages eight parks - Dorchester Park, Greenwood Park, Nathaniel Cole Park, Grippen Park, Hawkins Pond Nature Area, Otsiningo Park, Aqua Terra, Roundtop Picnic Area, and the BAGSAI Softball Complex.

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And they will be officially open beginning this Memorial Day weekend for the 2022 season according to the Broome County Park and Recreation Department. Each park is open from 8 a.m. until dusk, seven days a week.

Broome County Parks, Recreation, and Youth Services Director Elizabeth Woidt had announced that boat rentals are available 7 days a week between 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. And many of our Broome County parks feature free events over the summer months. Visi the Go Broome County website for the events and details

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Cole Park and Greenwood Park have beaches open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.along with concessions available as well. Camping is available any day of the week and pavilions are available for rental. There are costs for each. Visit the Go Broome County website for prices.

Boathouse hours are seven days a week from 11 a.m to 7:30 p.m., with the last rental at 6:30 p.m, weather permitting. The Nathaniel Cole Park concession stand hours will be Monday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Greenwood Park Concession Stand Hours will be Friday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., along with Labor Day - September 5th.

via Broome County Park & Recreation

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