Arnold Park Picnic Reservations

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All Picnic Reservations at Arnold Park have been suspended until further notice.  Go to Vestalny.myrec.com and create an account. Please read directions below. All picnic reservations are done online (when allowed).  Watch this web page for further details. 

NEW UPDATE 6/23/20 - Information regarding reserving park pavilions and athletic fields.
PAVILIONS
The earliest the pavilion rentals will be allowed is when NYS deems acceptable. When reservations for pavilions are allowed it will be with the understanding that the reservation will be cancelled and fee refunded if the situation changes.

 

The person who reserves the pavilion will be responsible for enforcing NYS regulations related to COVID-19.

 

It is anticipated the bathrooms in the parks will NOT be unlocked or available due to the NYS COVID-19 regulations. Rent-a-johns will not be permitted in the parks due to NYS COVID-19 regulations.

 

Individuals reserving a pavilion will be required to sign a release of liability regarding COVID-19 and acknowledging there are not bathroom facilities available and acknowledging responsibility for enforcing NYS regulations.

LEAGUES & FIELDS
Leagues may reserve the fields so long as they comply with all Town requirments (ie. insurance). The entitiy who reserves the field will be responsible for enforcing NYS regulations related to COVID-19.

 

It is anticipated the bathrooms in the parks will NOT be unlocked or available due to the NYS COVID-19 regulations. Rent-a-johns will not be permitted in the parks due to NYS COVID-19 regulations.

 

Individuals reserving a pavilion will be required to sign a release of liability regarding COVID-19 and acknowledging there are not bathroom facilities available and acknowledging responsibility for enforcing NYS regulations.

New in 2020 - All Shelter Reservations at Arnold Park online only - SEE ABOVE 

  • To get started:  Go to Vestalny.myrec.com
  • Login or Create an Account.
  • Reserve or Facilities. To view availability, go to Facilities & then Calendar, type in date.
  • Select a facility & Date (There are 4 covered shelters).
  • Fill in Purpose (i.e. Family reunion) and Head Count.
  • Alcohol Permit - (Optional) Look under Policies & Information.  Permit request under “additional information”. You must obtain your own insurance and pay an additional $50.00 fee for an Alcohol permit. Payment process is the same as below.  Once we have a copy of your insurance and it has been approved by the Town attorney, you will be billed. Please allow two weeks to process the insurance approval. 
  • Submit. Your request has now been submitted to the Recreation Department for approval. Once approved, you will have seven days to pay to secure your shelter or it will be released back to the public automatically.
  • Payment - At this time you can pay online with a credit card (there is a small transaction fee). Payment must be received in 7 days for confirmation.  Credit Card payment is immediate confirmation. Once payment is received, your reservation is confirmed by e-mail.  If paying by check or cash, bring in your reservation email with payment to the Recreation Department. 

 

Arnold Park Picnic Reservations:

There are four covered picnic shelters at Arnold Park located on Andrews Rd., Vestal. They all have water, power and a charcoal grill.

Cost: The shelters are rented by the day.
Hours:  8:00 AM to a half hour after sunset.
$30.00 - Monday - Thursday Vestal Residents
$50.00 - Monday - Thursday Non-Residents
$75.00 - Friday, Saturday & Sunday Vestal Residents
$95.00 - Friday, Saturday & Sunday Non-Residents

Alcohol is now permitted for $50.00 additional fee per shelter per day and there are insurance certificate requirements.  Town Code for Alcohol

Obtaining Insurance for Alcohol Permit

Reservations can be made by calling the Recreation Dept. at 754-3368 or email: hmatthews@vestalny.com

Shelter #1 - holds a maximum of 125 and is the first shelter on the right as you drive through the park. It is across from the playground.  This shelter is the newest and is the same size as shelter # 3.
Shelter #2 - holds a maximum of 75 and is the second shelter on the right as you drive through the park. It is the smallest.
Shelter #3 - holds a maximum of 125 and is the first shelter on the left as you drive through the park.  It is near the sand volleyball court.
Shelter #4 - holds a maximum of 75 and is the second shelter on the left as you drive through the park. It is at the top of the hill at the end of the park. 

Tents and Inflatable rides are prohibited. No decorating of pavilion structure allowed. All table covering and fasteners must be removed upon completion of your picnic. There are no refunds and this includes inclement weather. Any problems after 4:00 PM weekdays or anytime on the weekends, please notify the Vestal Police Department at their non-emergency #754-2111. They have a copy of all picnic permits. We do not double book so you have your shelter for the entire day. Also - there is a water fountain next to each shelter but the spigots will be locked. You can go up to the bathroom if you need to fill a coffee urn or to wash up.