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North Tonawanda Parks & Recreation

Who Are We?

The North Tonawanda Youth Center is a branch of the North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation & Parks Department, which is a municipal organization funded on a city and state level.


Located in The Hope Center at 383 Vandervoort Street, the Youth Center welcomes youth grades K-12 to participate in programming.


There is no fee to participate or attend; however all participants must be registered for their free

Youth Center Membership 


All staff members are first aid certified and every room is monitored at all times by these workers.  


The youth center is only for residents of North Tonawanda.   


Hours of Operation

K-6 Grade Hours

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 4:30-8:30 PM

Thursdays: 4:30-6:30 PM

Fridays:  4:30-6:30 PM

Saturdays:  12:00-4:00 PM



7-12 Grade Hours

Tuesdays-Thursdays: 6:30-8:30 PM

Fridays:  6:30-9:00 PM

Saturdays:  4:00-9:00 PM



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Time to kick the summer off right with a big community party in the park. We’ll be gathering at Payne Memorial Park for an afternoon full of games, music, food and fun.

The NTPD and the NTFD will be on hand to meet the kids and help in running the games and cooking FREE hot dogs for EVERYONE!!

There will be an inflatable obstacle course brought to us by Yards of Fun and the Niagara Climbing Center will have their climbing wall there for all to try.

The mushroom pool will be open and free sno-cones will be handed out to help keep everyone cool!!

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Buffalo Bisons vs. Syracuse Mets
7/24 @ 1:05 PM

30 per child Includes:

  • Bus ride to and from the game

  • Snacks for the bus ride

  • Game ticket

  • 1 hot dog and pop voucher

  • Rec Staff supervision 

The NT Recreation Dept wants to TAKE YOU OUT TO THE BALLGAME!!


  • For kids going into grades 4 to 12 in the 24-25 school year

  • NT residents only

The bus will depart from The REC at Noon and arrive back around 4:30 PM. (We may not be able to stay for the whole game and could be back sooner if the game ends sooner)Any additional concession and merchandise purchases are the child's responsibility.


This summer, for every ticket you purchase to one of the Buffalo Bison's Good Neighbor Wednesday games, the Bison's organization will donate $5 back to us. Plus, we can win a $2000 grant if our town purchases the most tickets throughout the summer


.Just pick a Wednesday game:

Wednesday, April 10 vs. Rochester (6:05 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 24 vs. Iowa (6:05 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 8 vs. Worcester (6:05 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 22 vs. St. Paul (1:05 p.m.)

Wednesday, June 12 vs. Worcester (6:35 p.m.)

Wednesday, June 26 vs. Syracuse (1:05 p.m.)

Wednesday, July 3 vs. Rochester (6:05 p.m.) *Fireworks

Wednesday, July 24 vs. Syracuse (1:05 p.m.)

Wednesday, August 7 vs. Rochester (1:05 p.m.)

Wednesday, August 21 vs. Omaha (1:05 p.m.)

Wednesday, September 4 vs. Lehigh Valley (6:05 p.m.)

Wednesday, September 18 vs. Scranton/WB (6:05 p.m.)


Purchase your tickets through this link:



What a great way to enjoy a family fun day/night AND give back to your community!!!


Please share and spread the word!LET'S GO BISONS

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FRIDAY, JULY 19th (Canal Fest week)

Canal Main Stage at Gateway Harbor

 Ages 6-10: 12:30 - 1:30 PM 

Ages 11-18: 1:30 - 2:30 PM  


Spring/Summer  Sports 2024

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Summer 2024 Basketball

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Spring 2024 Flag Football

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Summer Youth Softball 2024


Spring Boys Volleyball Clinics 2024

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Summer Soccer Goalie Camp 2024

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Summer Youth Tennis 2024

Summer Camps & Activities 2024

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Gross Out Camp 2024

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Summer Theater Camp 2024

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Character GPS Camp 2024

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Craft Van 2024

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Family Fun Fridays 2024

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FUNdamentals of Art Camp 2024

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RecSports 2024

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Free Summer Lunch Program 2024

Junior Hikers 2024

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Astronomy After Dark 2024

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Astronomy After Dark 2024

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Canal Festimpics and Talent Show 2024

Come join the fun...

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Open Play

Each and everyday youth can participate in what we consider "open" programming, which refers to activities that are open to participate in at anytime on an any day for FREE!.  These include

  • billiards

  • air hockey

  • video games

  • ping pong

  • fooseball

  • crafts

  • board games

  • contests

  • open gym

  • computer lab 

  • lounge area with TV

Clubs, Classes & Programs

A variety of special interest programs and clubs are also offered throughout the year. These programs often require registration due to the limited amount of participants that the program can handle. These programs include:

Sports Programs

We offer a variety of structured sports programs including leagues and clinics.  

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