Recreation Department



To strengthen the quality of life for residents of the City of Plattsburgh, surrounding communities and visitors by professionally instituting safe and affordable programs, services, and facilities designed for all ages, cultures and abilities.

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The City of Plattsburgh has a long standing tradition of facilitating recreational opportunities for residents of the city and of surrounding communities. The Recreation Department manages and maintains the Municipal Beach, the Crete Memorial Civic Center, the City Recreation Center, as well as seventeen parks and open spaces throughout the city.


Municipal Beach
For information on the Municipal Beach please click here, Plattsburgh Municipal Beach.


Crete Memorial Civic Center
The Crete Memorial Civic Center is a 23,000 square foot multi-use facility. Trade shows, community events, sporting events and live entertainment events are often held. During the fall, winter, and spring months, the City’s Indoor Soccer program is in full swing on the top-of-the-line turf floor. The Crete hosts hundreds of teams every year with thousands of local residents using the facility every week.


City Recreation Center
The City Recreation Center, also known as the Old Base Gym, is located at 52 US Oval. Day-use and long term members enjoy basketball, volleyball, free weights, Nautilus, cardio equipment, and an elevated indoor track. Locker rooms, showers, and saunas are provided as well.  There are rooms for personal use such as birthday parties, baby showers, meetings etc. To request a room  please submit the following application to the Recreation Department, Facility Use Request Form.



  1. Melissa L. Penfield Park
  2. Peter S. Blumette Park
  3. South Acres Park
  4. South Platt Park
  5. Belmont Park
  6. Broadway Park
  7. Tremblay Park
  8. Champlain Park
  9. MacDonough Park
  10. Jay Park
  11. Hamilton Park
  12. Base Marina
  13. Fort Scott Park
  14. US Oval
  15. Lakeview Park
  16. Trinity Park
  17. Fort Brown Park

In addition to the facilities and parks, the Recreation Department also provides organized leagues for residents and non-residents of all ages, including: indoor soccer, outdoor soccer, whiffleball, dodgeball, and basketball. New leagues are being added all the time, so check back often for updates! We now provide a year-round outlet to the golf community as the area's only indoor driving range located at the City Recreation Center, 52 US Oval.


Mailing Address:      City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department

                                    41 City Hall Place

                                    Plattsburgh, NY  12901


Business Address:  City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department
                                   52 US Oval

                                   Plattsburgh, NY 12903


Phone:  (518) 324-7709


Fax:       (518) 324-7576


Office Hours:  9 am - 4 pm   Monday - Friday




Steve Peters, Recreation Superintendent





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