City Parks



 

Park Description
Located at Harriet Street and Market Street, Blandford Park is a quiet neighborhood park where kids can play on the playground equipment, cool off under the water sprayer, or relax under the pavilion.

Blandford Park is named in appreciation of Donald Blandford and to recognize his contributions to the community. He died in December of 2006 at the age of 84.

Blandford was a past president of the NAACP and past city Democratic Committee chairman. He served on the boards and committees of many organizations, including the Boy Scouts, United Fund and Chemung County Human Relations Board. He was also a staunch supporter of the Red Cross and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

A World War II veteran, Blandford also was a member of the Catholic War Vets, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of Queen City Lodge Post 174 IBPOE.


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Brand Park is one of the most popular parks in Elmira. Every Sunday in the summer, you will find the park bustling with activity on the bandstand from the Brand Park Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Brand Park Beautification Committee and local businesses. It’s also a popular spot for the kids with a playground, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, and tennis courts. Brand Park also has pavilions and barbecue grills for the adults to spend a relaxing afternoon watching the kids and picnicking in the park. Brand Park is located just off Maple Avenue and Sly Street, on the opposite side of the Madison Avenue Bridge.

 

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There’s no better place for a picnic than Brick Pond! This serene park and pond offers a pavilion and bbq grill on an isolated peninsula into the middle of Brick Pond. With tall shady trees, room to run around, and playground equipment, Brick Pond is a hidden paradise. Brick Pond is located on Sullivan Street, between Matthews Street and Pattison Street.

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Clemens Square in central downtown is the link between the First Arena, the Clemens Center and the parking garage. Relax in the square and wait for friends before a show, before dinner, or before the big game at the Arena. The Square has plenty of benches and walkways connecting to the heart of downtown Elmira.

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This quiet neighborhood park is nestled between Southport, Cypress, and Beecher streets, where you can spend the day relaxing in the sun. It features water sprinklers, playground equipment, a pavilion, basketball, baseball, and the park summer recreation program.

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Eldridge Park, with entrances off of Grand Central Avenue, Westside Avenue, and Woodlawn Avenue is one of the largest and most popular parks in Elmira. With a walking trail that beholds a gorgeous view of Eldridge Lake, Eldridge Park is a popular spot for elderly walkers, fisherman, pet-owners, families, and sports enthusiasts. Eldridge Park features several special events throughout the year.

Features at the park include:

  • Carousel*
  • Merry-Go-Eatery*
  • Dance hall pavilion*
  • Jasper II boat ride*
  • Dragon hatchling paddleboats*
  • Mark Twain Mini Golf and Mini Train*
  • Game Arcade*
  • Ice Cream Shop*
  • Corporate Pavilion and Barbecue Pit*
  • Personal pavilions and barbecue grills
  • FOR CAROUSEL INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 732-8440
  • Skateboard and bike roller sports park
  • Soccer fields
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Kids’ playground
  • Dog Park (Off Leash Area)
  • FOR FIELD INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 737-5751

* The Eldridge Park Carousel, Jasper II boat ride, hatchling paddleboat rentals, Mark Twain Mini Golf Course, arcade, and ice cream shop are generally open on weekends from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day and includes a snack bar and souvenir shop. There are outdoor movies, music, dancing, and classic cars at the park all throughout the summer.

Visit the homepage for the Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society

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Spend a lazy afternoon in Ernie Davis Park, across the street from Ernie Davis Middle School and behind the Ernie Davis Community Center. There’s a lot to do! You can shoot some b-ball, soar in the swings, use the grills to cook some chicken, read on the bench, or sun yourself on a blanket and watch the kids on the playground.

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Just off Beach Street on the Eastside is Frank A. Rohde Park, a quiet park with swings, playground equipment, a basketball court, pavilion, and bbq grills. Spend a lazy summer day relaxing in this peaceful neighborhood park.

 

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Amongst the tall trees of Gaines Street, spend some time on the playground in this calm little park. It features a pavilion for the parents to rest while they watch the kids play on all of the exciting playground equipment.

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Amongst the shade of Fourth, Grove, and Walnut Streets is Grove Park. It’s a great place to spend a day playing on the playground, cooling off in the water sprayers, pitching a game of horseshoes, shooting a basketball around, and cooking some dinner on the bbq pits. Grove Park is a prime location for the summer recreation program.

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Hathorn Park is a quiet park adjoining Hathorn Court along Davis Street. It features a water sprinkler to keep the kids cool during the summer and is a popular location for the summer recreation program. It also features a pavilion and playground equipment for kids approximately 4-12 years old, as seen in the pictures.

 

 

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Hidden in the shadows of the Southside is Jim Nelson Park, located on West Hudson Street. The Park features a super-long slide to go “whee” down, a baseball field, basketball courts, playground equipment, and a pavilion.

 

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At Connelly and River Street, nestled along the riverfront is Katy Leary Park, named for Katy Leary, faithful servant to the Clemens family for over thirty years.  From her Elmira roots she accompanied the author, Mark Twain, and his family all over the world and assisted them through many family illnesses and tragedies.

It features a pavilion, tennis courts, a water sprinkler, playground, and the summer recreation program

At Connelly and River Street, nestled along the riverfront is Katy Leary Park, named for Katy Leary, faithful servant to the Clemens family for over thirty years.  From her Elmira roots she accompanied the author, Mark Twain, and his family all over the world and assisted them through many family illnesses and tragedies.

It features a pavilion, tennis courts, a water sprinkler, playground, and the summer recreation program.

 

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Magee Street Park is a friendly neighborhood park where kids can relax amidst the trees and play on the swings and slide. Come sit under the tree and read a book while the kids play in your quiet neighborhood park.

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McKinnon Park, on Sullivan, Lake, and Thurston Streets is the hot spot on the weekend for youth sports. McKinnon features the city’s only football field, as well as basketball and tennis courts, baseball diamonds, playground equipment, pavilions, and bbq grills. McKinnon is the ideal location for a weekend of practices, games, and cheering on the kids.

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The jewel of the Southside, Millers Pond at the corners of Parkside Drive and Overland Drive features a playground for the kids, tennis courts, and a scenic view of serene Millers Pond.

 

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Take a leisurely stroll through Mark Twain Riverfront Park as it runs through downtown Elmira down Water Street. Stop and grab some lunch in one of the friendly shops across the street and grab a bench for a peaceful lunch. Mark Twain Riverfront Park offers a picturesque place to sit and relax. With its peaceful babbling brook, benches, and view of the Chemung River, Mark Twain Riverfront Park is a great place to spend some time. Riverfront Park is also the location of Music on the Riverfront (seen in the pictures above), and other special events throughout the year.

 

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Patch Park, located on the corner of Clemens Center and Washington is a community park that’s a great place to play a game of baseball with a league or with a group of friends. It has playground equipment to keep the younger ones busy while you play.

 

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Pulaski Park is named after Brigadier General Cashmir Pulaski who saved General George Washington at the Battle of Brandyline during the Revolutionary War. This serene neighborhood park is located on the corner of Center Street and Davis Street and features playground equipment, basketball courts, a baseball field, pavilions, and bbq grills to spend a relaxing American afternoon playing and picnicking in the park.

 

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Quatrano Park is nestled back along Parker Circle and Parker Drive, off of Oak Street on the City’s Northside. Quatrano features volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, baseball diamonds, soccer nets, playground equipment, a pavilion, and horseshoe pit. Named for the City of Elmira’s Recreation Director, Quatrano Park is nice place to catch a tan and read a book.

 

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Sly Street park is hidden in shade of the trees on Falck and LaFrance Streets on the City’s Southeast side. Sly Street Park is a quiet little neighborhood park with playground equipment and a pavilion.

 

 

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In the Heart of Downtown Elmira is Wisner Park. On both sides of Main Street, Wisner Park is as American as apple pie. With memorials to the veterans of World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and to Fallen Officers, Wisner Park is a place to reminisce about the old times, good and bad. Wisner Park also features several statues throughout the park. Come and sit on the benches for a while, or grab some lunch in Langdon Plaza and watch the squirrels play by your picnic table. Wisner Park is also the best place to be on Thursdays during the summer because Elmira’s own Farmer’s Market, called Wisner Market, is shaking up the park. Sponsored by Elmira Downtown Development, Wisner Market features over 30 vendors selling food, crafts, and homemade goods. Wisner Park is also the host of several other special events throughout the year.