Russell Park Playground has had a make-over recently. In September 2013 the Village was the recipient of a $10,500 grant from Herkimer County HealthNet to install new equipment at the playground. The Village matched the funds by providing in-kind service to complete the replacement of the equipment which dated back to the mid 60's. Members of the Village's Parks and Recreation Commission were instrumental in the project from start to finish. Playground equipment includes Freddy the Fire Truck, Bernie Bus, Play Dozer, and Vaquero and Stationary buttons. The project is funded by the NYS Department of Health, Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play grant administered by the Herkimer County HealthNet. Because of delays caused by the flooding in 2013, full completion of the project was achieved this summer.The picture on the left shows members of the Parks & Recreation Commission (PRC), Herkimer County HealthNet (HCH) and members of the Village's Board (VB) as follows: Front: Kari Slaughter (PRC), Mayor Terry Leonard, Allison Swartz (HCH) Fred Hartmann (VB) Back: Les Stephens (PRC), Joanne Moore (VB)
The Village of Ilion's summer recreation program has ended for this year. The program at Montgomery Street Playground was very successful and many young people enjoyed a wide variety of activities. Thank you to all who took part this summer. Thanks as well to the staff under the guidance of Director Jennifer Pedersen.
The Village of Ilion Marina and RV Park is now open to RV and Campers for the 2014 season. Any questions regarding the Marina may be directed to Dockmaster Don Sterling by calling 315-404-6532 cell or 315-895-7449. Seasonal boating slip reservations and RV camping seasonal reservations maybe available and a reservation form can be downloaded as shown below.
Please visit our beautiful Marina and RV Park with 16 sites available, located on the Erie Canal.
We have over 500ft of bulkhead wall for boat daytime and overnight docking with 25 wet slips and 20 transient slips. Slip facilities include fresh water, electric, pump out, and wireless services. Both gas and diesel fuels are on site. Launch Ramp, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Camping.
Each RV site includes cable and all utilities. Additional amenities include a bath house with showers and laundry facilities. We offer a playground with swings and other rides, three pavilions for community use and a restaurant on site. Banks, pharmacies, restaurants, stores, and the Remington Arms Gun Museum are all within a very short walking distance.
Our Marina and RV Park is considered one of the best well-kept facilities along the entire New York State Canal System.
Seasonal Boat Slip reservations are available from here: Marina Boat Slip Reservation.
For the 2014 season the acceptance of self-contained pop-ups, will continue. Seasonal applications are available here: Marina RV Reservation Form.
The Village of Ilion Marina and RV Park is also listed with the NYS Inclusive Recreation Resource Center website.The results of an evaluation was completed on the facility and can be viewed by clicking here.
The Dockside Cafe is now open for the season. Voss's at the Marina has great food for all. Please stop by for some of that food, relax and take in some beautiful scenery.
David Whalen Community Park Many volunteers came together to refurbish the park in 2007 in the memory of David Whalen long time caretaker for the park. The Village Board by resolution named the former Community Park in his memory. It is currently used for various activities, including leagues, school use and recreational program use. A caretaker is hired throughout the late spring and summer months to maintain the fields. A special reservation form is available for use of the fields.
The Village of Ilion's Montgomery Street Playground is open to the public during the hours as posted at the playground.There is a small pavilion at the playground for a picnic lunch; it is available on a first-come first-served basis.We ask everyone to remember to practice good conservation practices, in taking out what you bring in and in helping to keep this site clean and safe place for young folks to play. Russell Park also has a small playground area near the lower pavilion.The pavilion is available through a reservation and fee schedule.South Fifth Ave Fields also have a small playground area for those using the fields.
The Village of Ilion is blessed with several park areas within the Village limits.
RUSSELL PARK is located off Frederick Street and Parks Street.It offers a beautiful setting for family outings, nature walks and friendly sports games.Two pavilions for undercover activities are on site. The lower pavilion is available for rental. Due to damage to Park Street off of Fredericks Street during the floods of June and early July 2013, the pavilion and park access is available through the Park Street entrance behind Remington Arms.