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Mark Campanella Sr., Superintendent 

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     Tonawanda, NY 14223
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PRESS RELEASE – 11/20/19


Santa Claus is coming to town! Join your neighbors on Friday, December 6 to welcome Santa as he arrives to the Village Green (in front of the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Avenue). Sponsored by the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation, with special thanks to the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department, Watson’s Chocolates, Spot Coffee, Mike’s Subs, and Amici’s, this event is free and open to the public. Lloyd’s food truck will be on site beginning at 5:30pm, the fun starts at 6pm. Join us in a holiday sing along at 6:15pm before Santa arrives by fire truck at 6:30pm to light the tree. Everyone will have the chance to visit with the jolly old elf and receive a candy cane inside the Municipal Building (line forms along Delaware Avenue). The Ken-Ton Kiwanis will also be inside selling their giant coloring books. Reindeer will be outside and horse-drawn wagon rides will be running until 8pm. We are asking event-goers to help us in our Holiday Toy Drive efforts by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to donate to help make this holiday season special for boys and girls in the Ken-Ton community. If you live along the carriage route (Delaware Road between Argonne and Wardman, Argonne Drive between Delaware and Myron, Myron Avenue between Argonne and Wardman, or Wardman Road between Delaware and Myron), you are eligible to participate in our holiday decorating contest! For more information, please contact Kathleen Johnson at 873-5700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Join Santa for breakfast at 9:00am on Saturday, December 14 at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center on Ensminger Road. The festive family event includes a light breakfast, reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Mrs. Claus, live entertainment provided by Saxman Slim, and a picture on Santa’s lap. “We love seeing how excited the kids are to visit with Santa; it’s a great family event,” says Dan Crangle, Councilman and Chairman of the Youth, Parks and Recreation Committee. The cost is $5 per person (children 2 and under free). Registration is open at the following Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation facilities through December 9 (or until sold out): Main Office at 299 Decatur Road, Aquatic and Fitness Center at 1 Pool Plaza, and the Senior Citizens Center at 291 Ensminger Road. For more information, please contact the Senior Center at 874-3266.


Where getting a strike is a good thing!

Ages: Grades K-8
Fall Session Dates: 
Wednesdays, September 18-November 20, 2019 
Winter Session Dates: Wednesdays, January 29-April 8, 2020 (no bowling on February 19)
Time: 4:15-5:45pm
Location: Classic Lanes, 1840 Military Road, Kenmore
Cost: $55 per person (includes 2 games of bowling each week for 10 weeks, shoe rentals, a special gift, and a pizza party on the last day)

Space is limited! Pre-registration required. Registration opens July 30 for the fall session.
Online: www.ttypr.com
In-person: Youth, Parks & Recreation office (299 Decatur Road - open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm), Aquatic & Fitness Center (1 Pool Plaza - open Monday-Friday 6:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm), or the Senior Center (291 Ensminger Road - open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm)
By mail: Youth, Parks & Recreation department, 299 Decatur Road, Buffalo, NY 14223

Participants are placed on a two-person team.
Bumpers (BP) are for kids in Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade only. 
Group A: Grades K-4. Participants are placed on a three-person team.
Group B: Grades 5-8. Participants are placed on a three-person team.
Children in grades 5-8 may bowl in group A if they wish to bowl with someone younger or have never bowled before, however students in grades 1-4 may not bowl in group B.  

Nicole Fields, Recreation Coordinator
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  pdf Winter 2020 Bowling Flyer & Registration Form (639 KB)

Join us for a fun filled weekend January 16-20, 2020! Highlights include free ice skating, fireworks, live entertainment, wine tasting, free swimming, hockey games, softball tournament, food trucks, chili tasting, hay rides, magic shows, straw maze, and much more!

  pdf Winterfest Schedule 2020 (781 KB)
  pdf Winterfest Wine Tasting Flyer 2020 (941 KB)

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.