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Mark Campanella Sr., Superintendent 

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     Tonawanda, NY 14223
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Public Skating at Lincoln Arena

Lincoln Arena is now open for public skating and skate & shoot sessions! Skates are now available to rent in most sizes ($1/youth, $2/adult).

Daily Fees for Recreational Skating:
Without Access Card $4
With Access Card - $3
Season Pass Holders - Free
Children 3 & Under - Free

Skate & Shoot Fees:
Without Access Card - $7
Adult with Access Card - $5
Youth with Access Card - $3
Season Pass Holders - Free

COVID-19 Policy: Mask must be worn in the facility. Only 1 spectator for each skater will be allowed in the facility.

  pdf Flyer & Schedule

(485 KB)
Questions? Contact Scott at 831-1001 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Start Smart Programs
All activities listed take place at the former Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, 250 Athens Blvd. Please park in the lot on Oakvale and enter at the door designated in program description below. Check in at the security desk in the hallway. Participants and parent/guardian(s) must wear mask and go through our health screening process. Sponsor t-shirt provided.

Registration: Must register in advance online at www.ttypr.com, or at the Youth, Parks & Recreation office. No walk-ins. We must meet a minimum number of registrants in order to run each program.

  pdf Scholarships (381 KB) available based on financial need.

Start Smart Move & Play
The Start Smart Move and Play program is a developmentally appropriate introductory fine and gross motor skills program for children ages 2-3. Developing these motor skills in a safe, fun, and age appropriate environment will ensure that the participants gain strength and confidence in their body.  It will help them get exercise and physical activity.  Finally, developing these skills will help a child’s ability to do more complex skills in future activities, whether it’s playing a sport, doing school projects or drawing/painting. Parent/guardian must participate.

Dates: Saturdays, October 31-December 19
Time: 9:45-10:45am
Cost: $40 for residents for 8-week session, $50 for non-residents
Check-In: Door 3
Registration code: 316070

Start Smart Basketball
Start Smart Basketball is a developmentally appropriate introductory basketball program for children ages 4-7. This six-week program prepares children and their parents for organized basketball in a fun, non-threatening environment. Age-appropriate equipment is used in teaching dribbling/ball handling, passing/catching, shooting, and running/agility. Includes basketball and participant manual. Parent/guardian must participate (this is not a drop-off program). Parent volunteers needed!

Session 1:  Saturdays, November 7-December 19 (no instruction 11/28—Open Gym)
Time: 9:00-10:00am for ages 4-5; 10:30-11:30am for ages 6-7
Cost: $50 for residents for 6-week session; $60 for non-residents
Check-In: Door 5
Registration code: 316076

  pdf Flyer & Registration Form

(1.43 MB)
Questions? Contact us at 768-3077 (2:45-6pm M-F) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Black Friday Bash

Drop the kids off with us for the day so you can shop till you drop or clean up the house from your big Thanksgiving dinner! Children will participate in sports, games, arts & crafts, enrichment activities, and more. We will provide donuts, pizza, and on-site entertainment. Please send your child with a water bottle, snack(s), sneakers, and clothes appropriate for outdoor/gym play. If your child cannot have donuts or pizza, please send them with an alternative and alert staff at drop-off. Please label all belongings! Parent/guardian(s) must show photo ID at pick-up. Masks required for all participants, visitors, and staff.

Ages: 4-13 years
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Time: We’re open 7am-7pm; parent/guardian(s) can drop-off/pick-up anytime during that time frame
Location: Jefferson Youth Center, 250 Athens Blvd, Tonawanda—Please park in the lot on Oakvale and drop-off/pick-up at door 3
Cost: $38 Kids Club members, $50 non-members
Registration: Register and pay online at www.ttypr.com, at the Youth, Parks & Recreation office (299 Decatur Rd; open 8am-4pm M-F), or drop off a check and registration form to Jefferson during our Kids Club hours. Must register in advance! No walk-ins. We also need an online member pre-registration form submitted for each child (emergency contact info, allergies, etc.). Registration code 516043

  pdf Flyer (823 KB)

Questions? Contact us at 768-3077 (2:45-6pm M-F) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Organized by Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation and Town of Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch

Halloween Virtual Costume Contest
4 categories: Best Family Costume, Best Individual Costume (Adult & Child), Best Pet Costume
Photo submissions accepted October 18-November 1 at tinyurl.com/ttcostumes. Open to Ken-Ton residents only.
Winners will be chosen November 2 & notified of their prize! 
  pdf Flyer (521 KB)

Halloween Reverse Parade
Drive-Thru "Trick-or-Treating"
Saturday, October 31, 1-3pm at Lincoln Park - enter at Decatur Road
For Ken-Ton residents only
Car decorating encouraged! Please bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit our local food pantry.
1 bag of candy per child; While supplies last
COVID-19 Friendly Event: Staff & volunteers will be wearing masks & gloves. Candy will be sanitized and handed out in clear bags. We will have a limited number of nut-free candy bags available for those with allergies.
  pdf  Flyer (915 KB)

Today is Monday, August 31st.

All games are on as scheduled. 

Thank you,

Scott Brinkman

Recreation Coordinator


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.

  pdf Advertise your Business here! (407 KB)

Youth, Parks & Recreation FAQ's

No, you don’t, although residents will pay a reduced as compared to non-residents. Aquatic and Fitness Center

You must be 60 years old to join. Senior Citizen Center

The temperatures are approximately 82, 84 and 102 degrees, respectively.