Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation

September 2021 Newsletter

Special Events

Last Summer Bash

Featuring swimming, inflatables, food trucks, lawn games, face painting, and special guests!

Followed by a free outdoor showing of "Toy Story 4" at 9:00pm (open to the public) - bring your chairs/blankets!

Date: Saturday, September 4

Time: 6:30-9:00pm

Location: Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1 Pool Plaza (near the corner of Sheridan & Delaware)

Cost: Ages 4+: $7 per person with Access Card or $10 per person without; Children 3 and under free!


Tickets are limited! Get yours today at the AFC or YPR office!

Please note: Children under the age of 8 must be within arms reach of an adult at all times when in the pool.

Flyer and Registration
Register Online

Final Outdoor Movie: Toy Story 4

Date: Saturday, September 4

Time: 9:00pm

Location: Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1 Pool Plaza (near the corner of Sheridan & Delaware)

Cost: Free! (Must have ticket to participate in Last Summer Bash activities as outlined above)

Bring your own blankets and chairs!

Please park in the AFC lot - parking will not be permitted in the lots of surrounding businesses.

Final Days of Fitness on the Lawn

Taking place on the front lawn of the Aquatic & Fitness Center through September 4.

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm: ABsolutely Core/Stretch

Saturdays, 9-10am: Athletic Conditioning

Just bring a mat and water bottle!

Save the Date: Halloween Parade

Tentatively set for Saturday, October 30 at Lincoln Park. Check our website for more info as it gets closer!

Program/Event Registration

Online Registration
Online Registration Instructions
Household Enrollment Form


Fall Youth Bowling

Join the Non-Competitive Youth Bowling League for two games of bowling with shoe rentals each week for 10 weeks, a special gift, and a pizza party on the last day!

Ages: Grades K-8

Dates: Wednesdays, September 15-November 17

Time: 4:15-5:45pm

Location: Classic Lanes on Military Rd

Cost: $60

Advance registration required, online or at the YPR office. You are responsible for your own transportation.

Registration Form
Mini-Mite & Mite
Squirt & Pee Wee
Coaching Application

Register Now for Youth Hockey!

Mini-Mite, Mite, Squirt & Pee Wee Divisions

Travel players are not eligible to play in the house league.

Fees vary by division. Register online or at the YPR office.

Volunteer coaches needed! Please complete application if interested.

Contact Scott with questions at 831-1001 or

Visit our Website

Ice Skating Lessons & Hockey Learn to Skate

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Figure Skating, or Hockey

Session 1: Saturdays or Sundays, October 16-November 14

Cost: $55 for 5-class session

Registration: At Lincoln Arena on October 2 (3-5pm), October 6 (7-9pm), and October 13 (7-9pm)

For questions email or

Registration Form
Fall Golf Rates
Visit our Website

Golf Updates

September 6 is the last day at the Batting Cages for the season.


Driving Range will be open through the end of September; weather-dependent in early October.


Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome opens October 1.


Golf Courses open through Election Day. Check our website for fall golf rates!

Jefferson Youth Center

250 Athens Blvd | 768-3077

Kids Club

Socialization, Crafts, Sports, Games, Homework Help, Special Events & Much More!

We’re open on regular school days, 2:45-6:00pm. Get a part-time or full-time membership to come as often as you’d like. Memberships must be purchased in advance and are available on our website and at the YPR office.

Ages: 4-12 (up to & including 7th grade)

Cost: Vary by membership type; discounts for Access Card holders, sibling discounts available

Registration Process: Contact Ken-Ton Transportation Department regarding bussing, fill out Jefferson pre-registration form online, complete registration & payment online or at 299 Decatur Road—all steps must be completed in advance of your child’s first day

Contact Us
Flyer and FAQs
Visit our Website
Registration Form

Vacation Club

We’re open when school’s not!

Our youth center is open 8:00am-6:00pm during most school breaks. Must register at least two weeks in advance.

Registration Form

Aquatic & Fitness Center

1 Pool Plaza | 876-7424

Group Fitness

Check out our September Group Fitness Classes! Registration now open.

Class Schedule
Fall Lesson Schedule

Swim Lessons

Our Fall swim lessons will return on Sunday, September 12! To register for swim lessons, a Swim Lesson Testing Verification & Registration Form or Swim Lesson Report Card must be presented at the front desk in order to register!! If participants did NOT take Summer 2021 lessons, participants MUST lesson test prior to registering for lessons for the 2021 Fall Session. 

Participants that took Summer 2021 lessons, can present their report card to register for the correct level in the Fall 2021 Session. Outdoor Pool Lesson report cards will be accepted.


Lesson testing will be available:

August 31-September 10 between the hours of 3:00pm—8:00pm TUESDAYS—FRIDAYS ONLY 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 Dates:

AFC Members & Summer Lesson Participants: August 31

General Public: September 3

American Red Cross Classes

Online or in-person registration is available for any of our American Red Cross Course offerings. Call the Aquatic and Fitness Center for more information, 716-876-7424.

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & First Aid Full Course

Thur. 9/16 & Fri. 9/17, 5:00p-9:30p


CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & First Aid Review Course

Sat. 9/25, 9:30a-3:30p


We're Hiring at the AFC!

We are looking for certified American Red Cross lifeguards to join our team. Preference to those available weekdays before 1:00pm. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for the Town of Tonawanda, please contact Justin Moser,

We are hiring for Fitness Room floor trainers! A background in Exercise Science, or a related field, is highly recommended. Substantial experience in the fitness field or having a personal training certification is also preferred. For more information on how to apply, please contact Justin Moser,

Fitness Class Instructors Needed!!

We are looking for enthusiastic, certified, fitness-minded instructors to join our team! Preference to those available on weekends and evenings. Currently seeking instructors for: Yoga, Pilates, Dance, HIIT, or any other related classes. For more information please contact Justin Moser,

Senior Center

291 Ensminger Rd | 874-3266

Masks must be worn unless fully vaccinated


$17 for residents or $25 for non-residents for an annual membership (good for one year from the date paid). The cost to have our bulletin mailed to you is $5 for the year.

Erie County Stay Fit Dining Nutrition Program

Our dine-in program has resumed and we are also continuing our frozen meal program. Feel free to take part in both programs if you wish. Visit our website or call us for the menu.


If you are in need of transportation, especially for doctor appointments, please call the dispatcher at 875-1029 Monday-Friday, 8:30am-1:30pm and we will try to fit you onto our van schedule.

Free Activities

We are offering exercise on Mondays and Thursdays, Preventing Falls on Fridays, and Bingo on various days at no charge to our members. No pre-registration required. Call the Center for more information.

Card Groups

All of our card groups have resumed. Members only!

Hot Dog Roast

Join us for a good old-fashioned Hot Dog Roast on Friday, September 17 at 1pm. We will serve grilled hot dogs, baked beans, potato chips, pop and a dessert. Signup is ongoing to September 10. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. The entertainment will be the Hastings Duo. Call the Senior Center for more info.

Flu Shots

Shots will be administered by the pharmacists from Rite Aid at the Town of Tonawanda Senor Center on Friday, October 15 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Call 874-3266 starting on September 1st to make an appointment. You will need to bring photo ID and your Medicare and/or health insurance card.

Fall Class Schedule

A new session of classes will be offered beginning the week of September 13. Signup is ongoing until September 10. You may pay in person at the Senior Center or mail in a check.  

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