Veteran & Military Discounts

Onondaga County Parks is pleased to offer free admission to our parks for Veterans and Active Military. We sincerely appreciate your service.

Present military I.D., Onondaga County FAVOR card, discharge papers or another form of official military identification at the front desk or ticket booth.  Please note: Fees for programs, rentals, events, amenities, boat launches, etc. are NOT included.

Beaver Lake Nature Center
Free Admission for Veterans and Active Military for one vehicle/car. Veteran must be present to receive discount.

Highland Forest
Free Admission for Veterans, Active Military and up to three family members. Veteran must be present to receive discount.

Jamesville Beach Park
Free Admission for Veterans and Active Military for one vehicle/car. Veteran must be present to receive discount.

Oneida Shores Park
Free Admission for Veterans and Active Military for one vehicle/car. Veteran must be present to receive discount.

Pratt's Falls Park
Free Admission for Veterans, Active Military and up to three family members. Veteran must be present to receive discount.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Free Admission for Veterans or Active Military or Active Military spouse and up to three family members for a maximum of 4 people. Veteran must be present to receive discount.


Please note: Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery and Onondaga Lake Park do not charge admission.


Click here for more information about the annual Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery.


During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.