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Mission Statement

 City of Oneida Parks & Recreation Department Mission Statement:
The mission of the City of Oneida Parks & Recreation Department is to enhance the quality of life by providing safe, well-maintained parks and public places; preserving open space and historic resources; caring for people; strengthening the bonds of community; and creating opportunities for renewal, growth, and enrichment.

2020 Parks and Recreation Department Goals

– Grow/improve “Oneida’s Christmas Story” event
– Celebrate the Howard T. Chapman Pool 50th year
– Hold a grand opening for the Oneida Rail Trail
– Continue to enhance the quality of life for City residents by offering a diverse array of programs and activities
– Continue to maintain and grow our parks and trails
– Explore for more grant funding opportunities

The City of Oneida Parks and Recreation Department will continue to stress the value of positive leisure experiences and continue to maintain liaisons with other public and private organizations that impact upon the education, health, safety, and leisure needs of residents.” Oneida is a great place to live, work and play; and Oneida’s Park system has over 140 acres of natural and developed parks for you to enjoy. Whether it’s walking or cross country skiing there are miles of trails to enjoy. You can, play tennis, basketball or enjoy organized programs & events throughout the City of Oneida. If it’s active sports, passive recreation, or anything in between it’s right here in Oneida for you to enjoy.

Thanks for visiting and making it part of your day. Of course, we would like to see you soon, in person, taking advantage of our great parks and facilities that add so much to our lifestyle. So explore the website, sign up for a program, and make plans to come out and have fun! The Oneida Department of Parks and Recreation is here for you; so, feel free to call, email or write. We value your input and share your interest in our great park system.