Onondaga County Parks

Senior Services

Discounts & Programs

  • Red - Discounts - To qualify for senior rates you must be 62 years of age or over.
  • Blue - Programs - These programs are for seniors, geared toward seniors or may be of interest to seniors.

Beaver Lake Nature Center

  • Join the Friends of Beaver Lake Nature Center for $35 per couple or $25 for an individual.
  • NOW (Nature On Wheels) Mobile - An electric tram that helps connect seniors with mobility limitations to the fascinating natural areas of Beaver Lake. Accompanied by a naturalist, the NOWmobile will travel slowly through the forest on select dates, stopping occasionally to take a closer look at interesting features of nature. $3 per person and pre-registration is required. Call Beaver Lake at 638-2519 for dates and more information.

Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery

  • Time Out to Fish Program - June  - July
    Tuesdays, 10am - 12noon and Thursdays, 1-3pm are reserved for individual senior use. Cost is $3 per person. Hatchery staff will provide initial instruction with bait and all equipment supplied. Reservations required, call (315) 689-9367.
  • Grandparent’s/Grandchildren’s Week - Late July - Early August
    This annual event offers great opportunity for grandparents to enjoy quality time with their grandchildren. Prizes will be awarded for largest fish each session.  9:30-11:30am or 1:30-3:30pm. Cost is $3 per child; a maximum of 2 grandchildren per grandparent is allowed . Bait and poles are provided. Reservations required, call (315) 689-9367.  

Hopkins Road Softball Park

  • Senior Softball League plays Mid-May-August, Tuesdays-Fridays at 10am.
    For more information, call 807-9546

Jamesville Beach Park

  • Free beach admission weekdays before noon
  • $2 per vehicle beach admission weekdays from 12-7pm
  • $21 Senior Beach Season Pass (valid at both Jamesville Beach & Oneida Shores)
  • Discounts on Beach Boat Rentals

NBT Bank Stadium

  • Discount on 300 Level/General Admission tickets.
    For more information, call the Syracuse Chiefs at 474-7833 or visit www.syracusechiefs.com.

Oneida Shores Park

  • Free beach admission weekdays before noon
  • $2 per vehicle beach admission weekdays from 12-7pm
  • $21 Senior Beach Season Pass (valid at both Jamesville Beach & Oneida Shores)
  • $4 for weekday boat launch
  • Discounts on kayak rentals

Onondaga Lake Park

  • Free rental of the Willow Bay Shelter, Monday-Thursday. Call 451-6249 for reservations
  • Weekday Boat Launch - $4
  • Discount on Boat Rentals

Rosamond Gifford Zoo

  • $5.00 admission March - December
    $2.50 admission January & February
  • Discounts on Friends of Rosamond Gifford Zoo membership

Rates and dates are subject to change. For more information on programs for seniors, visit the Onondaga County Office of Aging and Youth Website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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