J. Ryan McMahon II, County Executive Bill Lansley, Commissioner
County Parks Offering Lifeguard Certification Course February 4, 2019 - Onondaga County Parks is offering an American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification course beginning with a pre-screening skills evaluation on Saturday, February 16 at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School.
Zoo animals to receive holiday treats on Sunday, December 9 December 5, 2018 - The animals at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will get their holiday presents on Sunday, December 9, in the form of gift-wrapped boxes containing their favorite treats, among other items. The public is invited to Holidays with the Animals to see different animals – from primates to bison to tigers to otters – open, enjoy and/or eat their “gifts” as part of the zoo’s animal enrichment program.
Honeywell Sportsmen's Days September 6, 2018 - Honeywell Sportsmen's Days will be held at Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery in Elbridge on Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23 from 11am-5pm.The event was created as a tribute to National Hunting and Fishing Day and is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in New York State.
Golden Harvest Festival Kicks Off Fall in CNY September 5, 2018 - The popular Golden Harvest Festival returns to Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville, NY on Saturday, September 8, 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday, September 9, 10 am - 5 pm.
Grandparent/Grandchildren's Fishing Days July 5, 2018 - The popular Grandparent/Grandchild Fishing Days' program is returning to Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery, Mondays - Fridays, July 16 - July 27 from 10:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 3:00pm.
National Trails Day May 30, 2018 - Beaver Lake Nature Center will be celebrating National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2.
Camp Beaver Lake April 18, 2018 - Children can spend a week this summer immersed in the natural world of Beaver Lake Nature Center's 660 acre outdoor "classroom" when they attend the popular Camp Beaver Lake.Campers will hike, explore, canoe, observe, create natural crafts, play nature-related outdoor games and much more.
"Second Chance for Second Chance" at Lights on the Lake January 2, 2018 - Onondaga Lake Park's 28th Annual Lights on the Lake is scheduled to close on Sunday, January 7 following another spectacular season but Onondaga County is excited to announce that the show will remain open one additional night for a very special cause.
Wreaths Across America November 27, 2017 - National program to honor veterans in Syracuse Onondaga County's Veterans Memorial Cemetery is proud to join the efforts of the national, nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) as an official wreath-laying location for 2017.
28th Season of Lights on the Lake October 23, 2017 - Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Galaxy Communications President Ed Levine announce the 28th season of Wegmans Lights on the Lake is scheduled to illuminate the park this season, beginning on November 15th.
Parks Commissioner Wins Award March 3, 2017 - Congratulations to Parks Commissioner Bill Lansley who received the 2016 Central New York Recreation & Park Society "Outstanding Service Award" on Friday, March 3, 2017 in Liverpool.
New Elephant Pool Opens at Rosamond Gifford Zoo July 13, 2016 - Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney today joined Friends of the Zoo President & CEO Janet Agostini and Zoo Director Ted Fox for the official opening of the new elephant pool at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s premiere habitat, Asian Elephant Preserve.
County Parks Awarded State Honors April 21, 2016 - Onondaga County Parks were big winners at the recent New York State Recreation and Park Society 2016 Awards and Recognition Ceremony held on Sunday, April 17 in Hauppauge, New York."Onondaga County Parks are some of the best parks in the country and these awards recognize our continuing efforts to improve," said County Executive Joanie Mahoney.
Six Humboldt Penguin Chicks Hatch at the Zoo March 24, 2016 - County Executive Joanie Mahoney joined staff at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo today to announce that six Humboldt penguin chicks have hatched at the zoo this season.
Parks Big Winners at Annual Awards Ceremony March 11, 2016 - County Parks staff, facilities and partners won a total of nine awards at the Central New York Parks and Recreation Society Annual Awards Ceremony on March 10 at Skyline Lodge, Highland Forest.
Lakeview Amphitheater Open House September 17, 2015 - All of Central New York is invited to a "Sunday in the Park" Community Open House at the new Lakeview Amphitheater on Sunday, September 27, 11am-3pm.
Chiefs Clinch Division Title, Playoff Tickets On Sale September 22, 2014 - The Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, clinched their first division title since 1989 with a 6-2 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox on Saturday night from McCoy Stadium.
Zoo Expecting ‘Big’ Delivery in 2015 August 14, 2014 - County Executive Joanne Mahoney joined staff at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo today to share news that two of the zoo’s Asian elephants, Mali and Kirina, are expecting calves this coming year.“This is a milestone for our zoo’s Asian elephant program and its commitment to elephants in zoos and the wild as an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo’s premier exhibit, Asian Elephant Preserve, opened in 2011 in partnership with the Friends of the Zoo demonstrating our commitment to the elephant program.
Parks Commissioner named Conservationist of the Year April 16, 2014 - Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney today congratulated Onondaga County Parks Commissioner Bill Lansley on being named Conservationist of the Year by the Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs at their annual awards banquet held Friday April 11, 2014.
2014 Color Me Rad Registration Now Open January 8, 2014 - Color Me Rad is returning to Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool on Sunday, May 4, 2014 with a tsunami of color that'll make colored tears of joy run down your cheeks and will renew your will to live.