City of Binghamton, New York

Parks & Recreation

Department Overview

The Binghamton Parks and Recreation Department's mission is to meet the leisure-time needs of the people of Binghamton. Towards that end, we maintain 34 parks and offer a year-round schedule of programs and special events for all ages and interests. From Little League Baseball to the Chris Thater Memorial Race to the Levene, Gouldin & Thompson (LG&T) Tennis Challenger Tournament, a tuneful ride on the Recreation Park Carousel to a quiet walk through the historic park itself, maybe even a visit to First Ward Senior Center, the Binghamton Parks and Recreation Department has something for you.

Ely Park Golf Course

The City owns the 368-acre Ely Park Golf Course, which is now operated by Ely Park, LLC. For more information about playing at and visiting the golf course, please visit their website.

City of Binghamton Senior Center

The City of Binghamton offers one Senior Citizen Center where memberships are free to all seniors 55 years of age & older.

  • First Ward Senior Center
    First Ward senior center226 Clinton Street
    Binghamton, NY  13905
    (607) 797-2307

The Senior Center is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, year round (closed holidays). Our Center offers a wide variety of Clubs & Activities.

Lunch is served daily. The cost of a senior lunch is $3.25 ($4.00 on special occasions). To receive a senior lunch, please call the First Ward Senior Center by 1:00pm the day prior.