Jamesville Beach

Jamesville Beach Park in Jamesville, New York offers a variety of activities for all to enjoy. Located off of Apulia Road in Jamesville, NY 13078 just minutes away from Fayetteville.

History

Jamesville, New York the town 6 miles east of Syracuse, often more commonly referred to as Jamesville Dewitt was founded on April 12, 1835 following the Revolutionary War. The name Dewitt was derived from the town of Manlius, which is now also more well known as Fayetteville Manlius.

Jamesville the Park was established in the 19th century as well. Jamesville Beach Park in its early development was the site of early quarries. At the early stages of development Jamesville settlers used the reservoir and Butternut Creek, to build their community. Jamesville was a resourceful city with its useful production of coal, dolomite and limestone discoveries. Since it’s early use the Park now offers a place for the town and visitors to come and enjoy the park and beach. Annual events are held throughout the year and the park is open to all.

Contact Information
Phone: (315)435-5252.
Hours of Operation: Park: 9am-8pm, May-October. Beach: 11am-7pm, Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Admission: $4.50 per vehicle during beach hours.

The Beach

Jamesville Beach and Butternut Creek are open throughout the summer season for all to enjoy and soak up the beautiful Syracuse rays. The beach prides itself on having some of the states most well trained lifeguards that undergo vigorous training. Not only is the beach fully equipped with the best safety features around, but it as well is extremely spacious with more than 140 yards of sand for patrons to enjoy. Additionally, there are designated areas specific for those who are better-qualified swimmers that extends into a dock that if the lifeguard permits, can be used to jump off of.

For younger children or those who prefer the shallow waters there is an area in close proximity to two lifeguard stands that features a 0’ depth to 4’ depth shallow zone. Placed next to the beach is a regulated volleyball court open to all. Sports equipment is located in the lifeguard shack and is available upon request. To keep the kids entertained there as well is a playground is the same vicinity as the beach and volleyball court. Parents are asked to keep an eye on their children. [1]
Beachside Boat Rentals are available during beach season.
Row Boats $20 / full day; $5 / hour; $3 / half hour
Row Boats – Seniors $14 / full day; $3 / hour; $2 / half hour
Canoes $20 / full day; $5 / hour; $3 / half hour
Canoes – Seniors $14 / full day; $3 / hour; $2 / half hour
Kayaks $8 / hour; $5 / half hour
Kayaks – Seniors $6 / hour; $4 / half hour
Paddle Boats $8 / hour; $5 / half hour
Paddle Boats – Seniors $6 / hour; $4 / half hour
All rentals require a $10 deposit (Seniors $6).

Renters must be at least 18 years old.
Pets are not allowed on the beach during swim season, although according to the beach rules and regulations list, they must be on leashes that do not exceed six feet in length.

Recreation

Disc Golf
One of the amazing features Jamesville Beach has to offer besides the scenic trails and wonderful beach is the Disc Golf. Set up throughout the park it offers a challenging course for those who are experienced as well as beginners to get a handle on the sport. The course remains open all year. The cost on weekends is $5.00 and $4.00 on weekdays per car.
What it is
Disc Golf is a game in which individual players through a frisbee, or a related gliding disc, into a basket or target. The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) states that “the object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of disc.” This scoring concept accredits the ‘golf’ part of the activity.

The game is quite inexpensive and easy to play, and therefore attracts participants of all ages. George Sappenfield, a major player at the game’s birth in the 1960s, coined the term ‘disc golf’ when he formed the first formal target with a basket and metal chains, and more than 20 countries world-wide now play it with at least very similar equipment and rules.

Course Information
Year established: 2003
Terrain: Flat / lightly wooded
Holes: 18
Total Distance: 5,955 feet
Par: 55
Tee Type: Concrete
Hole Type: Mach 2
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Horseshoes

Two standard sized horseshoe pits are available for public use, near the Point Tent Reserved Area. Horseshoes are available for rent at the ticket booth through a refundable deposit

Balloon Festival At Jamesville

The Balloon Festival At Jamesville is an annual event that is held at Jamesville Beach Park. In recent years it has gained esteem for its family oriented activities. The event lasts for three days, beginning on a Friday and lasting until Sunday late afternoon. Event goers can expect there to be tons of activities to do, besides the obvious balloon ride the park offers live music entertainment. The Balloon Festival offers rides and face painting for the kids as well. Other sponsors of the event come and celebrate with the community to help provide a fun-filled weekend of events for people of all ages.
For more information feel free to call (315) 435-5252.

Location

Jamesville Beach is located at:
4110 West Shore Manor
Jamesville, NY 13078-9607
(315) 435-5252

Notes

  1.  “Jamesville Beach Park.” Jamesville Beach Park. Onondaga County Parks. Web. 19 Apr. 2010. <>.

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