35 Grant Street
  North Tonawanda, NY 14120 
  695-8520 x5530

 NT Youth Center  

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Park Hours:


Attendants will be on hand at Payne Park during the following hours.


Monday-Friday

10am-8pm


Saturday

11am-5pm


PARK LOCATION

Payne Park is located at 848 Payne Ave,in the center of North Tonawanda.  The park includes a playground, swings, pavilion, 2 basketball courts, disc golf course,a Toddler Raindrop Pool,and full-sized historic Memorial Pool.

848 Payne Ave, North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Printable Documents

Notable Links

Other Playground Locations

505 Schenck St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Pinewoods Park Pavilion
Location of our "Art in the Park" and "Summer Science" week-long workshops.
Also home to a Frisbee Disc-Golf course as well as a beautiful playground. 

Pinewoods is located at 505 Schenck St. at the corner of Schenck and Twin City Memorial Highway.  Access to the park can also be made at the corner of Thompson and Niagara St.
Lexington Ave and Deerfield St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Wurlitzer Park Playground
Location of our "Wurlitzer Sports Program" and "Lacrosse Workshop", this park includes a playground, basketball court, baseball diamond and two tennis courts

Wurlitzer Playground is located at the corner of Lexington Ave. and Deerfield St.
Ward Rd and River Rd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Gratwick Riverside Park
Location of NTAA Lacrosse and Northtowns Soccer League, and home to the National Kite Flying Association, this spacious park includes a playground, boating docks and bike trail. 

Gratwick Park is located on the corner of River Rd and Ward Rd.
Stenzil Ave, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Stenzil Playground
Location of playground & softball diamond.
Playground is located on Stenzil St. between Oliver and Payne Ave.
Eddy Drive and Wall St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Martinsville Playground
Location of playground, basketball court, and softball diamond.
Playground is located at the end of Eddy Drive and Wall St.
Leah and Erie AVe, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Leah Playground
Location of playground and basketball court.
Playground is located corner of Erie Ave and Leah Dr.
Taber and Payne AVe, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Astro Playground
Location of Playground, Tennis Courts, and Lady Jacks Softball Diamonds.
Located on Taber Place in the Lady Jacks Softball Complex
carruthers and sommer st, north tonawanda, nY 14120
Carruthers Playground
Location of Playground, Basketball Court. Tennis Court
Located on corner of Carruthers Pl and Sommer St.
East Robinson and Cramer St. North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Cramer Playground
Playground located on corner of E. Robinson and Cramer

Remmington and Castlebar, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Remington Playground
Playground located at end of Remington and Castlebar Dr.
Sweeney St. and Service Dr. North Tonawanda, NY 1412
Mayors Park
Playground and Pavilions
Located on Sweeney St. and Service Dr.

Summer Fun @ Payne Park

For users viewing this site on a mobile device, you can view our daily activity updates, as well as printable documents, playground locations and more by activating the sidebar by clicking on the drop down arrow, located at the top right, just below the banner heading.

Note to parents:


Our summer programs at Payne Park and Wurlitzer Park are open programs.  Kids are free to come and go as they please. We don't maintain attendance and keep track of all the kids.  Our supervision at the parks is limited to overseeing activities, and making sure the kids at the park are using equipment safely as well as are free from bullying and other unsafe behaviors.  This is not a "sign in/sign out" program, meaning we do not supervise the children to the extent of making sure we keep track of them and make sure they stay on the park premises. With the high quantity of kids that come in and out of the park this is not attainable. Please keep this in mind if you plan on dropping your child off at the park.  Thank you!   


What's Coming Up?

This Week's Craft Schedule!

  • Monday- June 26
Finger Puppets
    Monday- June 26 Finger Puppets
  • Tuesday June 27
Weather Cloud
    Tuesday June 27 Weather Cloud
  • Wednesday June 28
Agamograph
    Wednesday June 28 Agamograph
  • Thursday June 29
Paper Fish Weaving
    Thursday June 29 Paper Fish Weaving
  • Friday June 30
Octopus Bookmark
    Friday June 30 Octopus Bookmark
  • Saturday July 1
3D Sailboat
    Saturday July 1 3D Sailboat
Monday- June 26
Finger Puppets
Monday- June 26 Finger Puppets

Check out this FUN ON THE FOURTH!

Canal Fest Talent Show of the Tonawandas


CANAL MAIN STAGE

FRIDAY JULY 21

12:00PM

AGE GROUPS: 6-10YRS / 11-18YRS


Participants will display their talent on stage in a performance lasting no longer than 2 minutes.  Judges will determine the top three winners in each age group.  $25, $50 & $75 gift card for top three winners in each category.


REGISTRATION:

Participation in this event is FREE.  Registration deadline is by 5:00 PM on Wednesday July 19th (limited spots available). Register by calling

695-8520 ext. 5510 or completing the form below...

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SUMMER EVENTS @ PAYNE PARK!

FRIDAY FUN-days!

Every Friday we'll be celebrating fun in a variety of ways.  Come and be a part of these free FUN-day events.

All events take place at 12:30pm @ Payne Park unless otherwise indicated.




Friday June 30 INTERACTIVE GAME SHOW (12:30)
   
It's time for YOU to be the star of the show.  That's right, whether you volunteer to participate in these games and challenges, or just watch and support your friends, you are guaranteed to have fun. 

Friday July 7  SUPER SCIENCE SHOW (12:30)
Do you like science?  How about explosions, messes, and experiments?  Join us as we provide demonstrations, ask for helpers and talk about the science behind it all! 


Friday July 14 WET AND WILD WATER DAY (12:30)
   
There is only one solution to kill the summer heat...and that's to get wet and wild.  Join in as we have a variety of water-based games and activities which include Slip N' Slide kickball, water balloon sling shot, and an all out water war.  Bring your own water gun!!!
 

Friday July 21 CANAL FEST TALENT SHOW (12:00 @ Canal Fest Main Stage)
   
Do you have a talent?  Whether it's singing, dancing, gymnastics, comedy, instrumental or anything else, WE WANT TO SEE IT!  Compete in your age group for a chance to win a $25, $50 or $75 gift card.  Click here for more information..

Friday July 28  FITNESS FUN-DAY (12:30)
   
This is by far one of our favorite days of the year.  This is our third year doing this event, and it just keeps getting better!  We'll have healthy eating stations, nutrition information, and fitness challenges./games.  Complete all the stations and you are entered for a chance to win on of many awesome prizes!!!

Friday August 4  CARNIVAL DAY (12:30)
    
Nothing like starting your weekend early, with a little carnival game fun.  We'll have several carnival games and activities to participate in.  Play the games, receive tickets for winning the game and turn your tickets in for a variety of prizes!!

Friday August 11  MINUTE TO WIN IT CHALLENGE
     We'll have a variety of "Minute to Win It" themed challenges.  Play for fun, or try the challenge of beating every game to win a prize!

Friday August 18  PARTY IN THE PARK  (4:00-6:00)
   
This signifies the end of our summer programming.  We'll celebrate in style with one last Party featuring games, inflatable fun, food and more!!!


FREE LUNCH PROGRAM

Monday-Friday
June 26-August 18

11:30-12:30pm

Every weekday we'll be handing out lunches at Payne Park for kids 18 years and younger.  Lunches are served on a first come-first-serve basis, and the child must be present in order to receive a lunch.  Lunches MUST be eaten at the park, and cannot be taken home. 



BE SUMMER SMART


Wednesdays @ 11:30am


Northpinte Council will be on hand to provide interactive presentations designed to educate youth about ways to stay healthy and make smart choices this summer.





June 28- Summer Safety
July 5- Coping Skills
July 12- Feelings
July 19- Bullying
July 26- Communication Skills
August 2- Body Image
August 9- Healthy Relationships


LIBRARY LOOKOUT!

Thursdays @ 1:00pm
Begins July 13


Be on the lookout!  The NT Public Library will be on hand at Payne Park providing opportunities to sign up for Library Cards, check out materials, listen to awesome stories and learn about all the things the Library has to offer!!



CANAL FESTIMPICS

July 17-21
Ages:  4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-13

See schedule below for event times


Youth compete in a week-long series of events to win medals.  Youth with the highest medal count in their age group wins a grand prize.



Contests include 9 NEW EVENTS INCLUDING...



Accuracy Kick, Scooter Race, Hoola Hoop Roll, Triathlon, Ping Pong Race, Water Balloon Shot Put, Splish Splash Sponge Toss, Beach Ball Bump Race and the Fastest Swimmer Competition. 



Click here for complete details and event listings

FAMILY CAMP OUT!


Friday August 25 (7:00pm) to 

Saturday August 26 (11:00am)


Pinewoods Park


$5 per camper.  Each group must have an adult.




It’s the perfect opportunity to grab the kids and end the summer with a great family event.  Bring your tent and sleeping bags and join us for a family camp out with a twist.  We’ll have guided activities, crafts and even a movie!  Let’s not forget to mention camp fire stations and a morning breakfast in the pavilion.  Must register to participate.


To register, head to the Recreation Office @ 500 Wheatfield St.

Registration begins June 26


You can also print out a registration form and mail it in with a check made payable to the NT Youth Board. Names of all participants as well as ages of children must be listed.



GET IN THE ACTION...

WURLITZER SPORTS PROGRAM


Monday-Friday

10am-3pm

June 26- August 17


Everyday, every hour it's a new sport to play at Wurltizer Playground.  This free sports program is open to all ages, and our staff ensures everyone plays, and everyone has fun playing the sports we all love!


WEEK ONE SPORTS SCHEDULE

JUNE 26-30

Click here to view



TENNIS CLINICS


Taber Courts (Taber Pl and Payne Ave)

Monday-Fridays


GIRLS - July 3-July 21

BOYS - July 24-August 11


9:30-10:30am   6-9 yrs old

10:45-11:45am 10-13 yrs old



Learn the basics and continue to have your child develop their skills as we practice, play mini games, and learn about the game!  $25 resident, $30 non-resident. 


Register at the Recreation Department (500 Wheatfield St) or online by clicking the button below...

LACROSSE WORKSHOP


July 24-28

Location:  Youth Center (35 Grant St)


8-12 yrs old

12:00-2:00pm






Learn the basics, hone your skills, and develop your lacrosse abilities with this week-long workshop.  Skills, drills, developmental mini-games, and scrimmages are all part of this can't miss workshop.




Register for this FREE program by clicking below

or heading to the Recreation Office (500 Wheatfield St)

BASKETBALL BOOTCAMP

August 7-11
Location: Youth Center (35 Grant St)

8-9 yrs old      10:30-12:30pm
10-11 yrs old  1:00-3:00pm




Attention basketball soldiers.  This one of a kind week-long basketball boot camp will give your child everything he/she needs to take control on the basketball floor.  From drills and skills, to mini-games and more, you won't want to miss out on this opportunity.


Residents Registration begins May 23

Non-Residents Registration begins June 30 




To register for this program...
Head to the Recreation Office at 500 Wheatfield St
$10 Registration fee applies.  Money is returned if your child attends 4 of the 5 days.


WEEK-LONG SUMMER PROGRAMS
(Registration Begins May 29)

PINEWOODS ADVENTURES

July 10-14
Location: Pinewoods Park

6-10 yrs old
12:00-3:00pm


Join us for this one of a kind program where adventures are just around the corner.  From crafts and exploration to interactive games and team building activities, this is guaranteed to be the ultimate fun and educational experience of the summer.


*LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.  MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE. LIMITED TO RESIDENTS OF NT.


***PROGRAM IS FULL***
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED





PROJECT PINEWOODS


July 31- August 4

Location:  Pinewoods Park


8-11 yrs old

12:00-3:00pm







Join us for this week-long project-based program.  From arts & crafts projects, food projects, science projects and building projects, this program will immerse your child in a challenging and positively fun environment



Register at the NT Recreation Office (500 Wheatfield St.).

$10 registration fee; fee returned if your child participates in at least 4 of the 5 days!!


***PROGRAM IS FULL***

REGISTRATION CLOSED





STAY COOL, TAKE A DIP...

OPENING DAY OF THE POOLS...JUNE 23RD!!!

Memorial Pool


848 Payne Ave


Open Swim Hours

Monday-Saturday

1:15pm-4:30pm

6:30pm-8:00pm


*Daily cost of 50 cents for resident youth, $1 resident adult and $2 for non-residents







Raindrop Spray Pool

848 Payne Ave


Open Swim Hours
Monday-Saturday
11:30am-4:00pm
6:00pm-7:30pm








Swim Lessons

Memorial Pool (848 Payne Ave)


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Lessons are held Monday-Friday
For ages 3-10 years old

REGISTER ONLINE FOR LESSONS!

OR

Register at the
NT Recreation Office
500 Wheatfield St.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120





Session 1:  June 26- July 21
Session 2:  July 24 - August 18

$40 for residents; $60 for non-residents

3&4 yrs old- 11:30-12:00am
5&6 yrs old- 10:40am-11:20am
7&8 yrs old- 9:50-10:30am
9&10yrs old-  9:00-9:40am