Recreation



City of Tonawanda Recreation Department
291 Kohler Street
Tonawanda NY 14150
Amanda A. Lofft, Recreation Director
716-505-1024
Office  716-505-1172

 Kohler Youth Center 716-695-8658
Sports Information Line 716-695-8659 after 4:00pm
Fax 716-743-8865
Pool 716-692-2737

DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT

"The City of Tonawanda Recreation Department's mission is to provide a
comprehensive recreation and park program suitable to the needs and interests of
its residents in a safe, leisure environment. We will strive to provide, assist
and coordinate community resources to implement services and programs for youth,
adult and senior groups, related to the well-being of the City's residents in a
professional, efficient and courteous manner." 

  Simply put - we are dedicated and we do care.

Click on the following for more information

2013-14 Indoor Guidebook
Adult Softball Leagues
Area Youth Sports & Clubs
Department News Briefs
Kohler Youth Center
Senior Citizen's Center
Summer Guidebook
Tonawanda Skate Park
All Seasons Programming
Weekend on Niagara Crafter Application




Area Youth Sports & Clubs

Tonawanda American Little League - Teams compete in the Williamsport Tournament

Tonawanda Football Clinic:  Travel Cheerleading and Tackle Football for 6-13 year olds - also on Facebook Tonawanda Football Clinic. 

Tonawanda Soccer Club - In-House & Competitive Travel - open to all youth
 

Shamrocks   Girls Competitive softball 

Boys & Girls Club Baseball

 Baseball program available in the City of Tonawanda each and every summer for over 50 years. The Boys & Girls Club of the Northtowns, fields and building(s) located at 325 Franklin Street, Tonawanda, NY. We offer the following in our baseball program:

 4 year old Beginning T-Ball

 This is where the participant learns the most very basic rudiments of the game (emphasis on drills with catching, throwing, running to base(s) and some hitting)
 

5-6 year old Advanced T-Ball

 A continuation of the Beginning T-Ball program, with more emphasis on hitting and throwing. Some successful players here are permitted to play games in the developmental program to gauge their abilities. 
 

6-9 year old Developmental Baseball

 With the use of a pitching machine, participants are playing real games with real hitting, throwing and running of bases. Player development varies from player to player. Coaches use different styles of teaching the participants. Umpires also teach while on the field as well about specific things to do and where to stand, etc.. Games are 6 innings. Field is smaller in measurements so players can develop quicker.
 

10-13 year old "Upper Division" Baseball

 Real games, real pitching, real everything. Players play 6 inning games. Most players at this level have matriculated through the program and have progressed to a more competitive style of program.  Field is regulation Little League measurements.
 

We are open to any and all players who are looking to learn and play baseball. We use the motto of  "All Children Can Play". We don't have sign up deadlines, offer a very favorable fee structure and placement preferences for the families and children. If your child has demonstrated a desire to play on June 20th, approximately half way through the season, he or she will be placed on a team. We want the kids to play, have a positive experience, develop athletic and social skills and make new friends !!!!!! 

 If you have a City of Tonawanda youth club or sports organization and would like to be listed on this website please call the Recreation Department at 695-8658 or e-mail  Webmaster.

Department News Briefs 

RECREATION PASSES

Most recreation programs require a Rec. photo pass for participation. It is used to offer programs at reduced charges or free of charge, to control participation by non-residents, and to give us access to emergency information. Passes can be purchased Monday through Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm, at the Recreation Office and at special hours during program registrations. A valid driver’s license, or similar form of identification is required. Children will not be given a pass until a parent or guardian has completed the registration information.

This is the 2nd year of our two-year pass system.

RESIDENT PASS FEES EFFECTIVE 1/1/11

Youth Pass Ages 5 - 17 $ 5.00 Valid until 4/1/2013

Adult Pass Ages 18 & Up $7.00 Valid until 4/1/2013

Replacement $1.00

NON-RESIDENT PASS FEES EFFECTIVE 1/1/11

Anyone age 5 and up is $12.00 Per Activity

E-Mail Notifications

Are you interested in receiving email notifications about our upcoming programming? If so, please send an email to

kohlerpool@ci.tonawanda.ny.us <mailto:kohlerpool@ci.tonawanda.ny.us> with the words "email notification" in the subject line. We usually send these emails out a week or two prior to our upcoming special events which may include gym nights, art classes, start smart and other special events.


Kohler Youth Center
716-695-8658 

The Youth Center is attached to Kohler Pool and features an activity room, lounge, computers, games, Nintendo, Playstation, DDR and more. Pop and snack vending machines are available and our fully equipped kitchen often offers more.   

We offer an After School Program at the Kohler Youth Center. This program is for resident children in grades K-7th.  Our program is offered Monday through Friday from 3:00pm-5:30pm.  The cost of this program is $150.00 per child per session (2 sessions in the school year) and requires a recreation pass.

We also offer Half-day and Full-day camps throughout the school year.  These programs are open to all K-7th grade city residents, and are not limited to children who are in the After School Program.  These programs also require a recreation pass.

Half-day camps are offered at a cost of $6.00 per child and $4.00 for each additional child in a family. We are open from 12:00-5:30 on these days and offer lunch, a snack and many more planned activities. Please note that we do NOT do half day camps for middle school children.

Full-day camps are offered at a cost of $9.00 per child and $7.00 for each additional child in a family.  We are open from 7:30-5:30 on these days and offer breakfast, lunch, a snack and many planned activities throughout the day.  Dates for our Full-day camps are Friday, March 19th and Monday, April 5th.

CHILDREN MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND ALL CAMPS.  SPACE IS LIMITED.   CALL 695-8658 TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD.

 

Tonawanda Skate Park

The Skate Park is Done !!

 Bikes, boards and blades are all welcomed.

The community has supported you, now you must respect the community:

    • Use trash cans
    • Appropriate language only
    • No parking on the grass.
    • You still must RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS, INCLUDING THE NEARBY BUSINESSES. If you respect them, they will learn to respect you.

VISIT the Holler’s website @ www.tonawandaskatepark.com for updates on the skatepark.