What are the hours of the Recreation Department?
The Recreation Department is not open to the public. Normal hours open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Occasionally we are all out of the office preparing for a program. Please call ahead if you must speak with someone.
How do I reserve a shelter at Arnold Park?
Reservations are taken online only at vestalny.myrec.com. There are four picnic shelters. Rental on Monday through Thursday is $30.00 for Vestal Residents and $50.00 for Non-residents; the rental for Friday, Saturday or Sunday is $75.00 for Vestal Residents and $95.00 for Non-residents. Alcohol is allowed by special permit at an additional cost of $50.00 and insurance required you must personally obtain.
What defines a Town of Vestal resident?
Town of Vestal residents differ from Vestal School residents. Anyone who pays their town tax bill to the Town of Vestal or owns property in the Town of Vestal is considered a resident. Because Town of Vestal tax dollars fund the recreation programs, town residents receive priority. Non-residents pay an additional $10.00 fee per program.
How can I pay for programs?
Program fees can be paid in cash, by check or money order made out to the Town of Vestal, through the mail or in person at the Recreation Department, 516 Front Street, Vestal. We have a NEW online registration option available with credit card. To get started go to Vestalny.myrec.com and create new account. A convenience fee will be applied to all credit card transactions and electronic checks. At this time our department does not accept credit cards at the office, only online.
How do I register for programs?
1. New online registration with credit card option. To get started go to Vestalny.myrec.com and create new account with your household information. A convenience fee will be applied to all credit card transactions and electronic checks. Be sure to add in all the members of your household into the account. Don't forget to enter your cell number with the carrier so we can text you with any last minute program changes. Your new household account will provide you with registration history, financial history and much more. At this time our department does not accept credit cards at the office, only online.
2. Mail In Registration or Drop Off Option: A registration form must be completed and submitted with the program fee. You can mail in the form and fee to the Vestal Recreation, 516 Front Street, Vestal, N.Y. 13850, or bring it to the office during regular hours, or drop it in the mail slot in the office door after hours. The form is available in PDF format in the Registration section.
Are there any employment opportunities in the Recreation Department?
Seasonal help is needed, especially in the summer. Playground Instructors, Sports Camp Instructors, and Lifeguards/Swimming Instructors are hired annually. Applications are available on January 2nd and must be submitted by April 1st. Vestal residents are given priority.
Where is the Recreation Department Office located?
The office is located at 516 Front Street which parallels Route 434. The office, a small white house on the north side of Front Street, shares the building with the Assessor.