2354 NY State Route 434 Apalachin, NY 13732 607.687.0123

Parks Department

xClick here to view the January 1, 2020 NYS Brianna’s Law for Safer Boating.

x The 2021 camping season at Hickories Park is tentatively scheduled to open on Monday, April 12, 2021.


xTioga Boulevard Park – is temporarily closed for renovations.

x Revised Town of Owego Emergency Plan – 2/2/2016 – Click here to view 

x Hyper-Reach can be accessed on the Tioga County Website and you can be contacted in an emergency www.tiogacountyny.com.  See Hyper-Reach direction at the end of the Town’s emergency plan

Parks Department

2354 State Route 434 – Apalachin, NY 13732

  • Office Hours: 7:00AM to 3:30PM
  •  Phone: (607) 687-0123 Option #3
  • Fax: (607) 687-3786

Hickories Park

359 Hickories Park Rd. – Owego, NY 13827 | Click Here for Directions

  • Hickories Park Office Hours: 7:00AM to 3:30PM
  •  Phone: (607) 687-1199

Other Owego Park Locations

Tioga Boulevard Park

Tioga Blvd. Apalachin, NY 13732 | Click here for directions

Woodside West Park

Woodside Rd West. Apalachin, NY 13732 | Click here for directions

Eric Alzate Memorial Park

Rebecca Dr. Apalachin, NY 13732 | Click here for directions

Muth Park

Barton Rd. Apalachin, NY 13732 | Click here for directions

Campville Commons

259 Brainard St. Endicott, NY 13760 | Click here for directions

Marshland Road Boat Launch

Marshland Rd. Apalachin, NY 13732 | Click here for directions

Park’s FAQs

Do you take reservations for camping?
No.  First come, first served
Are dogs allowed in the park?
Yes.  Keep them on a leash and clean up after them.
Do you take credit cards?
No.  Cash or personal checks only
What is there to do at the Hickories?
Paved roads for walking, running, and biking.  Camping.  Pavilion rentals.  Soccer/Athletic fields.  Playground.  Public boat launch.  Fishing access.

Parks Maintenance Supervisor: Scott A. Vasisko

Scott is the Parks Maintenance Supervisor and has been a town employee since 12/02. He is responsible for building and grounds maintenance for Town parks (6), abandoned cemeteries(8), and the Town Hall facility. Work force: 5 full-time employees + 4 seasonal employees.

Asst. Parks Maintenance Supervisor: Cole Ingersoll

xAll playgrounds and ball fields are smoke free

Town of Owego Parks Information

The Town of Owego Parks Department has adopted a Carry In – Carry Out Trash Program. Trash receptacles will no longer be available for use by the general public. Visitors to any Town of Owego park are asked to “carry out” any trash they “carry in”. This approach will help reduce operating costs, improve the appearance of the parks, and help reduce pest related issues such as bees, skunks, and other animals. Please help in keeping your parks clean and safe!

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Rebecca Weitsman Memorial Dog Park located at Hickories Park. It is open from 7:00AM to Dusk. Please observe the posted Rules and Regulations. Click here to view the Rules & Regulations

Available Maps

Rates & Rules

Camping Rates
  • 30 amp Electric/Water/Sewer Sites – $25 per night.
  • 50 amp Electric/Water/Sewer Sites – $30 per night
  • Tent Sites – $17 per night
  • On-site Septic Removal – $5
  • Seasonal Sites: – 30 sites available. Call for details
  • Camping rates are per family.  Additional families on the same site must also pay camping rate
  • *No reservations.  First come, first served. Cash or check accepted.  No credit cards*
Pavilion Rentals
For Pavilion and Bandshell Reservations: contact (607)687-0123 Dept. 6

Pavilion Rentals:

  • Pavilion 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6 – seats 100 people, $25 weekdays, $50 weekends and holidays
  • Pavilion 4 – seats 200 people, $50 weekdays, $100 weekends and holidays

Bandshell – Call for details and reservations

Park Rules
  • Park Hours: 7:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M.
  • Camping Quiet Hours: 11:00 P.M.-7:00 A.M.
  • Camping Check Out Time: 12:00 P.M.
  • Speed Limit: 10 MPH
  • Pets must be on a leash and cleaned up after
  • No excessive alcohol
  • No firearms
  • No swimming in park
  • Keep fires in designated fire rings and pits
  • Please leave campsite or picnic area as clean as you would like to find it
  • Operations of unlicensed motorized vehicles are prohibited on park property
  • The following motorized vehicles are not allowed: Golf Carts, Mini Bikes, Skate Boards, Scooters, Go Carts, ATV’s

 

Dog Park Rules

Off-Leash Dog Park Rules

Use of this Dog Park is a privilege, which is granted to you subject to adherence to the following rules established to ensure a safe, clean and enjoyable experience for dogs and people alike.  Failure to comply with these rules will be the basis for expulsion from the Dog Park upon the request of any other Owner/Handler that is using the Dog Park, Town of Owego Parks Department personnel, or law enforcement personnel.

1.      Hours of Operation

The Dog Park will be open for use from 7:00 a.m. until dusk when the Hickories Park is open.

2.      Large Dog, Small Dog Area and Agility Equipment Areas

The Dog Park is divided into two fenced areas designated for separate free play use by Large Dogs (over 25 pounds) and Small Dogs (25 pounds or less), and a separate Agility Equipment Area designated for focused agility equipment training and course exercises.  The Large Dog and Small Dog areas weight ranges are a general guideline intended to ensure that all dogs can enjoy use of the Dog Park without intimidation.

Subject to the objection of any User/Owner, a small dog may be allowed in the Large Dog Area if it is comfortable being among larger dogs.  Large dogs are not allowed in the Small Dog Area.

3.      Dogs

Dogs must be at least 4 months old to be admitted into the Dog Park.

Dogs must be licensed in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York, and must display a valid license tag from the issuing municipality.  Dogs owned by out-of-state residents must be accompanied by documentation that the dog is properly licensed in that state, if applicable, which shall be produced upon request.

Dogs must be properly vaccinated against rabies and must display a current rabies vaccination tag, or be accompanied by a current rabies vaccination certificate, which shall be produced upon request.

Female dogs that are in heat, and dogs that are sick, are not allowed within the Dog Park.

Dogs shall not wear choke, prong or spike collars while in the Dog Park.

Dogs that exhibit aggressiveness toward people or other dogs (beyond playfulness found acceptable by the Owners/Handlers of other dogs in the park) will not be allowed to remain in the Dog Park.

Dogs that have been adjudicated as “dangerous dogs” are prohibited from the Dog Park.

4.      Dog Owners or Handlers (hereinafter, “User”)

AGE REQUIREMENT

Users of the Dog Park must be 18 years of age or older.

NUMBER OF DOGS PER USER

Each User may have a maximum of two (2) dogs within the Dog Park at any one time.

ON-LEASH REQUIREMENTS

The User must have their dog(s) on-leash when entering and leaving the Dog Park through the access control gates.

When outside of the Dog Park fence, the Hickories Park on-leash requirement applies at all times.

DOG SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES 

User must remain in the fenced area while their dog(s) is using the Dog Park.  User must keep their dog(s) within sight, and have voice control of their dog(s) at all times.

User must have a leash available in hand at all times in order to restrain the dog if it becomes necessary.

User must immediately leash and remove their dog(s) from the dog park at the first sign of aggressive behavior toward any person or other dog (beyond playfulness that is found acceptable by other Users of the Dog Park).

User is responsible to pick up their dog’s waste and deposit it in collection containers provided within the Dog Park.  Complimentary waste bags are provided at several dispensing stations within the Dog Park.

User must prevent their dog from digging within the Dog Park.  In the event their dog mistakenly digs a hole, User must immediately fill such hole.  A shovel is available at the Dog Park Entrance Plaza for this purpose.

GATEKEEPING

Each User is responsible to close and latch each Dog Park entry and exit gate upon passing through it.

5.      Children

Children under the age of 12 years old are prohibited from the fenced area of the Dog Park.

Children between the ages of 12 and 18 years may accompany an adult User inside the Dog Park.  Such children must be under the strict supervision of the User, and not allowed to run, play on dog agility equipment, or chase after dogs.

6.      Activities within the Dog Park

No food (other than dog training treats), alcoholic beverages, glass containers, strollers, bicycles, skateboards, roller blades or children’s toys will be allowed in the Dog Park fenced area.  Littering and smoking are strictly prohibited within the Dog Park.

No animals other than dogs may be brought into the Dog Park.

Professional dog trainers/behaviorists and dog walkers are not permitted to use the dog park to conduct their commercial business unless they are participating in a park-sponsored program approved by the Town of Owego.

Subject to receipt of the prior approval of the Town of Owego, special events (e.g., training classes, canine competitions, or maintenance/upgrades) may be scheduled at the Dog Park, during which times use of all or part of the Dog Park may be restricted to such event.

7.      Liability and Reporting

Users of the Dog Park do so at their own risk of injury to themselves and their dog or dogs.

Users of the Dog Park shall be responsible for injuries caused by themselves or by their dog or dogs to other users and/or owners or to other dogs.  Persons responsible for any such injuries or property damage shall hold the Town of Owego and Owego Dog Owners Group harmless and indemnify same against any such injuries or property damage.  Any person causing damage to property of the Town of Owego may be held liable to the Town of Owego for damages.  Any person found to be in violation of Town Code may be fined up to $250.

It is suggested that in the event of a dog bite, a medical provider be contacted.