Join us for an afternoon full of play! Our Funland staff will lead age-appropriate games, crafts, songs, stories, and other activities to foster socialization, imagination, creativity, and learning, and work on important skills such as counting, reading, fine motor skills, and more.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, 250 Athens Blvd(please park in lot on Oakvale and enter door 3)
Ages: 3-5 years; MUST be potty trained and independent in the bathroom.
Dates: September 15, 2021-June 10, 2022
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:00 PM—2:30 PM
Fall Session: September 15-December 22 - $616 for residents; $701 for non-residents for 40-class session
Winter Session: January 3-March 16 - $431 for residents; $490 for non-residents for 28-class session
Spring Session: March 21-June 10 - $461 for residents; $525 for non-residents for 30-class session
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fall Session: September 16-December 23 - $400 for residents; $455 for non-residents for 26-class session
Winter Session: January 4-March 17 - $308 for residents; $350 for non-residents for 20-class session
Spring Session: March 22-June 9 - $338 for residents; $385 for non-residents for 22-class session
No class on Ken-Ton School District holidays or snow days. 8 students needed to run each session. We cannot offer refunds or pro-rated fees based on non-attendance) and attend only on your registered patterned days (ie. Cannot attend Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)
Registration opens for all sessions beginning May 24, 2021. Registration closes August 13 for Fall Session; December 3 for Winter Session; February 18 for Spring Session.
PRESS RELEASE – 9/27/21
TOWN OF TONAWANDA ANNOUNCES HALLOWEEN REVERSE PARADE
The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation department is excited to announce, for the second year, a drive-through trick-or-treating event in Lincoln Park. This event was born out of necessity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with concerns and guidelines still in place, the Department decided to keep this format to offer the community a safe way to celebrate Halloween in 2021. The Halloween Reverse Parade will take place on Saturday, October 30, 1:00-3:00pm. As opposed to a traditional parade, in a reverse parade, the entertainment is stationary and the spectators parade past in their car.
“We’ll have Halloween decorations and music throughout the park, and some of the participating groups and organizations will be here in costume or with decorated vehicles,” said Councilman and Chairman of the Youth, Parks & Recreation Committee Carl Szarek. Many of the participating organizations – including the local fire departments, Highway Department, and Water Department – will have their trucks on site, which kids always love to see.
TTYPR encourages families to come in costume and even to decorate their cars! All vehicles must enter the park at the Decatur Road entrance. This event is free and open to Ken-Ton residents, but bringing a non-perishable food donation or toiletry donation is encouraged to help support local food pantries/the Ken-Ton Closet.
“We would like to thank the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, Highway Department, Water Department, Sheridan Park Fire, Kenilworth Fire, Ellwood Fire, Brighton Fire, Kenmore Fire, Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels, Aquettes, Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce, Youth Engaged in Service, the Youth Board, Assemblyman Bill Conrad’s Office, and Dash’s Market for helping to make this event possible,” said Councilman Szarek.
Visit www.ttypr.com for more information, or call 831-1001.
JEFFERSON YOUTH CENTER OPEN YEAR-ROUND FOR VARIETY OF PROGRAMS
The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation department is excited to get back to (hopefully) normal, with its Kids Club program resuming this September at the former Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, located at 250 Athens Blvd. The department successfully provided childcare to families who needed it during the summers of 2020 and 2021, but COVID cases and restrictions closed the youth center for much of the school year and attendance numbers were low due to the hybrid school format.
“We provide a safe place for children to come; they can get their homework done here or they can socialize with other kids their age, enjoying our facility and our planned activities, led by experienced staff,” said Nicole Ruberto, the Town’s Youth Bureau Director who oversees the program.
Jefferson features a gymnasium, auditorium, game room, lounge, computer lab, auditorium, playground, outdoor space, and several classrooms used for programming such as arts and crafts, enrichment activities like STEM projects, and more.
The department hopes to offer Start Smart Basketball and/or a Youth Basketball League, Kids Night Out, Parent & Me, Middle School Nights, and Family Fun Nights later this fall at the Jefferson Youth Center, as long as enrollment and staffing allows, as they have in the past.
Jefferson Kids Club is open 2:45-6:00pm on school days with daily and monthly membership options. YPR also offers a Vacation Club from 8:00am to 6:00pm on full days that school is closed, such as Veterans Day, Superintendent Conference Day, and February break. Vacation Club memberships are $40 per day or $30 per day for Kids Club members.
pdf Kids Club Flyer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2021
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center
Open for limited programs
The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, located at 291 Ensminger Rd., has reopened for a limited number of programs. On Monday, February 22, 2021 Erie County and Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels will once again begin serving hot lunches at the Senior Center. Seniors must be signed up in advance to receive the meal so that the appropriate number of meals can be ordered. Lunch is served at noon in the cafetorium and the suggested donation is $3.00 per meal. Seniors are seated at either end of a 6’ banquet table with the tables spaced 10’ apart. Carl Szarek, Councilman and Chairman of the Youth Parks and Recreation Committee says “it’s so important to have seniors back at the Senior Center. This pandemic has been very difficult on everyone, including senior citizens. It will be so good for them to come back to the Senior Center to see their friends and enjoy a hot, nutritious lunch with them.” At this time, they are also offering a frozen meal program in conjunction with Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels. Seniors that are registered for this program drive through the Senior Center parking lot on Monday mornings at 11:00am and receive 5 nutritious frozen meals along with an additional bag that contains milk, bread & desserts to accompany the meals. The suggested donation for this program is $3.00 per meal ($15 per week). “This program had been a wonderful addition to the nutrition program at the Senior Center. It has allowed seniors to continue receiving nutritious meals while the center was closed due to Covid-19. They are currently planning on continuing the program even though the hot lunch program is also getting ready to start up again” says Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joseph Emminger. The menus for both the hot & frozen meals can be found on the Town of Tonawanda website under Senior Center.
The Senior Center has also opened up for some limited programs. They are offering exercise classes to its members on Mondays & Thursdays and preventing falls on Fridays. Members can call the Senior Center to sign up for these classes, but class size is limited. They have also restarted all of the classes that were interrupted due to closing down again in November. All individuals that were signed up have been notified. Town of Tonawanda Parks and Recreation Superintendent Mark D. Campanella Sr. says “we are excited to welcome seniors back to the Senior Center for their programs and classes. It is so important for the health & well-being of senior citizens to be active, out of their houses, and with their friends. The Senior Center is extremely careful about wellness checks as people enter the building, requiring seniors to be socially distant from each other, wearing masks, and they sanitize any areas that were used or touched.” A new block of classes will be offered beginning the week of March 15th. Dates and costs vary. The list of classes with dates & costs can be found on the Town of Tonawanda website under Senior Center/Bulletin flyers. Sign up for these classes is going on now until March 12, 2021. At this time, the Senior Center is not open to groups for cards, table tennis, pool, woodshop, or other programs that share equipment or do not allow seniors to be socially distant.
If you are interested in joining the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center & are a resident of the Town of Tonawanda, the cost is $17.00. If you are a nonresident, the cost is $25. Memberships are good for a year from the date you joined.
The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center is a part of the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department and is committed to providing quality programs and facilities to all of its members. If you would like more information about any of their programs, please call Tricia Pray or Sandy Preziuso at 874-3266.
Pleaase check with your league on cancellations.
The Town of Tonawanda’s Youth Parks & Recreation Department looks forward to the possibility of your Business Becoming a Corporate Sponsor, Lets Work Together to Build Your Business and Our Programs! If you are interested in more information click on the link below.
No, you don’t, although residents will pay a reduced as compared to non-residents. Aquatic and Fitness Center