Parks & Recreation


The City of Rome Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Activities operates and maintains 25 parks, 12 playgrounds, five pools and one civic arena.

The mission of the City of Rome Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Activities is to provide diversified recreation programs and facilities for all our citizens in a safe and enjoyable environment.

The Department is proud of our truly exceptional facilities and programs, which are enjoyed by tens of thousands of residents and visitors each year.  Our parks and programs help to make the City of Rome a unique and wonderful place to live, work and PLAY!

The City of Rome Parks Department is comprised of several divisions:

  •          Parks
  •          Pools
  •          J.F. Kennedy Civic Arena
  •          Administrative

Inside this website, you will readily find information available on all of our divisions as well as information on everything from our summer pool hours to our award-winning dog park and our J.F. Kennedy Civic Arena. You will not only find information about our programs but also will be able to access employment applications, waiver and release forms and other materials to help register for programs or rent/reserve a city park, pool or pavilion.  Help is never more than a few keystrokes or a phone call away also – and you can contact us directly either through the website or by calling us at the telephone numbers included.

Have a great day, and we’ll see you at the parks!

Documents and Forms for Download:

Parks & Recreation Contact Information:

198 N. Washington Street
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 339-7656
Fax: (315) 838-1161

James Korpela
Director of Parks & Recreation
(315) 339-7653
Email: James Korpela

Jim Guy
Working Foreman
(315) 339-7766
Email: Jim Guy / Parks

Ryan Hickey
Recreation Coordinator
(315) 339-7654
Email: Ryan Hickey

Nicole Spadafora
Senior Clerk
(315) 339-7656
Email: Nicole Spadafora