Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation

May 2021 Newsletter

All programs and events are subject to change due to COVID-19*


Youth Track Program

This Summer’s Youth Track Program will run Monday-Thursday, from June 28- August 4 at Crosby Field. The program will run 10:00am-12:00pm each day for ages 6-15. 

Program Registration:

The cost for this season’s program will be $35.00 for residents and $50.00 for non-residents. Registration begins May 4, 2021. For more information contact Drew Gugliuzza at 831-1001 or via email  

Tennis Lessons

Whether you are a beginner who needs basic instruction or you are a longtime player who wants to tune up your game, the Town of Tonawanda provides an instructional program for you. 

Registration Information:

On-line and in person registration will begin on June 2 for residents and non-residents. In-person registration will only be available at the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Office, 299 Decatur Rd. Students must meet the age requirement by August 12, 2021. For ages 6-17, classes meet twice a week for seven weeks. Adult classes meet once a week for seven weeks. For more information contact Drew at 831-1001 or via email


The Town of Tonawanda, in partnership with the Kenmore–Town of Tonawanda School District and the Western New York Lacrosse Foundation, will be offering two free spring Lacrosse clinics.

For grades 1–8, we will be offering instruction for basic skills and field awareness. These clinics will be great for beginners and intermediates. For more information contact Drew at 831-1001 or via email

Junior Golf League

3 playing levels: Junior Master, Junior Intermediate, Junior Beginner. Registration now open! Contact Shannon with questions at

Ages: 10-18

Date: Mondays, June 28-August 9

Location: Brighton Golf Course

Cost: $75 for residents or $100 for non-residents


2021-2022 Early Bird Registration for Hockey

Early bird discount available March 17-June 30. Regular registration begins July 1. Contact Scott with questions at 831-1001 or

Squirt & Pee Wee
Mini-Mite & Mite

Aquatic & Fitness Center

1 Pool Plaza | 876-7424

Swim Lessons are returning to the AFC!

To register for swim lessons, a Swim Lesson Testing Verification & Registration Form must be presented at the front desk in order to register! All participants for the Spring 2021 session MUST lesson test prior to registering for lessons.


Lesson testing will be available April 27—April 30 between the hours of 3:00pm—8:00pm at the Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Please arrive at the facility and inform the front desk you are in need of a lesson test. They will inform a pool staff member who will then assist you.

Lesson registration begins on April 27.

At this time, we are offering minimal lessons with limited capacity. Out of an abundance of safety, lessons will only be offered on Sundays. Please, check out our website for more COVID-19 restrictions and facility protocol. At this time, lessons will only be offered to participants ages 6 years or older. No pre-school aquatics or parent-child swim lessons will be offered at the AFC. We appreciate your understanding! 

Showers opening May 3

After careful consideration, the Aquatic & Fitness Center will be opening the pool locker rooms showers on Monday, May 3. 

We expect our patrons to be courteous and conscious of time spent in the locker room space. Masks are required in all areas of the facility, including locker rooms, when not using the showers. 

Punch Cards are back for May!

Due to limited class space, patrons that register and pay for the full session will have a guaranteed place in the class. Patrons who wish to walk in using a “Punch Card” will not have a guaranteed place in the class. Walk-in patrons will be allowed to participate in a class if the class roster is not full. Walk-ins will be permitted into class on a first come first serve basis on the day and time of the class.


Fitness Class Punch Cards

10 Hours of Classes [Punch cards do not expire and can be used for any land or water fitness class]

AFC Member- $60                        

Non-Member- $90


All group fitness classes will follow a monthly schedule.

May Classes will run from May 1–May 31

Registration is available in person or online!

Online Registration Instructions
May Group Fitness Class Schedule

Outdoor Pool Information

We are excited to announce that Lincoln Pool, Kenmore Pool and Mang Wading Pool will open for an adjusted pre-season schedule on Saturday, June 19! The pre-season schedule will run from 6/19–6/25. The full summer season schedule will begin on June 26 for the remainder of the summer.

More details to come soon! 

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Last call for Lifeguards!

As we approach our summer season, we are doing one last call for Summer Lifeguards! If you are interested in working as a lifeguard, are 15 years or older and have current lifeguarding certifications, please contact Naomi Skarupinski via email:

Golf Courses Now Open

Sheridan Park Golf Course & Brighton Park Golf Course, along with the Brighton Park Batting Cages and the Outdoor Driving Range, are now open for the season.

Call 504-4059 for more info.

2021 Rates & Passes
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Supporting Our Community Campaign

Help our students with this amazing community project - Accepting donations through May 11!

Jefferson Youth Center

250 Athens Blvd | 768-3077

Summer Camp Registration Ongoing

Ages: 4-13

Days: Monday-Friday

Dates: June 28-August 27

Time: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Fees: Vary by enrollment; we offer full-time (5 days/week), part-time Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and part-time Tuesday/Thursday options. Ken-Ton residents pay a discounted fee!

Enrollment Fees include up to 10.5 hours of childcare daily, one camp t-shirt per person, full schedule of on-site enrichment activities, and weekly special events and guest performers/educators. Field trips and swimming may be available for additional cost, dependent on COVID-19 status and restrictions. Stay tuned for information as summer approaches.

Registration: Register online at or in-person at/by mail to the Youth, Parks & Recreation office (299 Decatur Road, Buffalo, NY 14223; Open Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm). Must have an account to register online.

For more information: Call 831-1001 or email

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Kids Club

Need somewhere for the kids to go, now that Ken-Ton is back full-time? We're open 2:45-6:00pm on school days! We're also open full days on school breaks (days coming up: June 18, June 23-25).

Visit our Website
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Senior Center

291 Ensminger Road | 874-3266


Everyone entering the Senior Center will have a temperature check and will be asked wellness questions. You must wear a mask and observe social distancing! At this time, only the programming listed in this newsletter is ongoing & you must be pre-registered to participate. Other programming such as cards, groups, table tennis, shuffleboard etc. have not yet begun.

Erie County Stay Fit Dining Nutrition Program

The Erie County Stay Fit Dining “Dine-In Program” has resumed. The frozen meal program is still in place. Feel free to take part in both programs if you wish. You must be pre-registered. Call the Senior Center at 874-3266 for more information. (see menu for dine-in lunches) 



We are running our transportation service on a more regular basis. 2 of our 3 vans are back in service. Right now, doctor appointments are taking precedence, but we will try to fit grocery shopping, hair appointments, banking, etc. if there is room on a given day. If you are in need of transportation, you can reach the dispatcher at 875-1029 Monday thru Friday from 8:30am-1:30pm.  

Senior Center Membership

The cost to belong to the Senior Center has increased slightly in 2021. It now costs $17 for a resident and $25 for a non-resident to belong to the center. Memberships are good for a year from when it is paid. The cost to have the bulletin mailed to you is still $5 for the year.

Free Activities

The Senior Center will offer Exercise on Mondays and Thursdays, Preventing Falls on Fridays and Bingo on various days at no charge to our members. Space is limited and you MUST be pre-registered for all activities! Call the Center for more information.


All classes will observe social distancing.



Do you want to meet new friends and have a little fun? Then come on in and sign up for our Bocce League, with a team of 4 or by yourself. Members in good standing only.

DATES: Tuesday, June 8 - Tuesday, August 17, 2021

TIME: 9:00 am Session and 10:30 am Session

COST: Free

SIGNUP: Begins May 10 & ends when all spots are filled

News from Our Partners

TTFA Football

All football players, ages 6-14 years old and in weight classes 75 lb., 110 lb., 130 lb., and 155 lb. may register from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday, May 4, 11, 18, and 25 as well as from 9:00am-11:00am on Saturday, May 8, 15, 22, and 29 at the Kenney Field concession stand equipment room, located at the corner of Brighton Road and Colvin Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda. The registration fee is $160. Proof of age is required at registration. Practice will begin July 26. Visit or contact Dan Crangle at 510-9950 for further information.

TTFA Cheerleading

All cheerleaders, grades 1-8 (1st grade cheers games only) may register from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday, May 4, 11, 18, and 25 or from 9:00am-11:00am on Saturday, May 8, 15, 22, and 29 at the Kenney Field concession stand, located at the corner of Brighton Road and Colvin Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda. The registration fee is $135 and includes team sneakers, bows, socks, use of uniform, trophy, team picture, banquet, and insurance. For further information, please contact Sue Schake at 598-4900.

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