Parks & Recreation FAQ

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Do I need a reservation to use an area at Thompson Park?

No reservation is required but it is strongly recommended in order to be sure you get the area of your preference. Reservations for all areas of the Park are done through the Administration Office. Reservations ensure your preferred area, tables, and that other reservations do not interfere with your intentions.

You must complete an alcohol permit form in order to have alcohol on City Property. Park rules, regulations, and contacts for the pool use and the Zoo are all part of the reservation package.

The Administration Office handles all Park reservations.

How do I register for youth baseball?

The City of Watertown offers the following youth baseball leagues:

1. 6U – Ages 6 & Under
a. July session
b. August session
c. Monday & Wednesday evenings

2. 8U – Ages 8 & Under
a. July session
b. August session
c. Tuesday & Thursday evenings

3. 10U – Ages 10 & Under
a. Player evaluations and practices are held in May
b. League runs June & July
c. Monday & Wednesday nights

4. 13U – Ages 13 & Under
a. Player evaluations and practices are held in May
b. League runs June & July
c. Tuesday & Thursday nights


For more information or to register for youth baseball please visit (March - July) or call 315-785-7775.

What is your public skating schedule and cost?

The Public Skating season runs from mid September to the end of April.
Contact Parks & Recreation at 315-785-7775 or for answers to all of your questions!

What are your office hours?

The offices of Parks and Recreation are open Monday through Friday, 8AM until 4PM.

What is the square footage of the Arena?

Square footage of Arena without boards and with the bleachers pushed back is 27,720 which is 126’ x 220’. Height to the beams measures 22’.

How many restrooms are available in the Arena?

Two ladies rooms consisting of 20 toilets, two men’s rooms consisting of 16 toilets and one family restroom.

How many chairs and tables are available to rent at the Arena?

We have 2100 chairs available to rent and 12 plastic 8’ tables, 17 plastic 6’ tables, 6 plastic 5’ tables, 4 plywood 6’ tables and 5 plywood 8’ tables for a total of 44 tables.

What is the capacity of the Arena?

When the ice is in, the capacity is 1750. Without ice, the capacity is 4035.

What is the Floor Plan of the Arena?

The floor plan of the Arena can be found by clicking the link here.

What are the future plans for Thompson Park?

 Thompson Park Master Plan

General Information
Scott Weller
Phone Numbers
(315) 785-7775 Golf: (315) 221-4381
Emergencies: Dial 911
William T. Field Drive

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm