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Preble Park

Route 281, Preble, New York 13141

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As I sit here watching and listening to Spring bloom all around it is disheartening to write such a melancholy article/letter about our beautiful park and all the wonderful events that occur there throughout the Spring, summer and fall. Unfortunately, the news from the Preble Recreation Department is not what we all are hoping for at this time.

It is at this time and until otherwise announced that all events scheduled at the Preble Park are CANCELED. This was a collaborative decision based on the guidelines set forth by the CDC, State of New York, and Local Health Department. When restrictions are lifted and moved through the Stages accordingly by the Governor and affiliates that the health and safety of all individuals is deemed in such a setting is in the best interest of all, notification will be provided. Until such time there will be NO EVENTS and ACTIVITES at PREBLE PARK. Please note Governor Como has Recreation is listed in Stage Four.

The Pavilion and Bathrooms will be closed during this time. There will be no access to these.

If you have made reservations to rent the pavilion and you have not been contacted, please contact Renee Compton, as she facilitates the reservations. The Recreation Department strives to work with each family and organization should something change prior to your reservation.

Additionally, the Preble Park Youth Program is not going to be in session this summer. We are saddened by this as well. However, PPYP is going to upload some craft ideas periodically to the web page so that you can still be artists and create at home.  Please contact the director should you have questions.

The Annual Preble Garage Sales will not be held either as Governor Como has also stated that these are not to be held during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Preble Recreation Department wishes you each a safe and healthy season. 


** Please remember the PARK is GARBAGE IN and GARBAGE OUT--- if you bring something in with you PLEASE take it out with you.

     ** RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2020 Season will be accepted on and after JANUARY 1, 2020. The sooner you send them on January 1, the quicker the response and better chance for  securing that date.



*Please note Speed Limits Signs, Areas where Vehicles are permitted, and CHILDREN at play. The safety of everyone is our priority. Also the ground is soft in places, please be considerate of this in your activities.*** 


For more information contact Recreation Committee Chairman Renee Compton, 607-423-3991 or email

If anyone wishes to use the town park Pavilion, Softball Field or Baseball Field, please fill out the "reservation request form".  (Reservations are not complete until you are contacted by Renee Compton and your required deposit is paid.) Please note there are some changes made regarding the deposits and forms.  Renee Compton will contact via email and a phone call for confirmation. Your request is placed on calendar to show date is being reserved.  Questions please call Renee Compton.

Reservation Request Form


Dwyer Memorial ParkDwyer Memorial Park

Little York Lake Road
Phone: 607-753-9377

Hiking Trails, Wading Pool, Boat Launching, Ball Diamonds, Play Ground, Pavilions to rent
Owned by Cortland County

Home of the Cortland Repertory Theatre(CRT)

Heiberg Memorial Forest

Pond at Heiberg ForestThe SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry outdoor classroom and experimental station is open to the public for hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, and fishing. There are over 20 miles of trails (unplowed roads, fire lanes and unmarked trails) and 3 ponds. 

Annual Christmas Tree Sale: Every year, cut-your-own trees are available at Heiberg Forest from after Thanksgiving until just before Christmas. Species include Douglas fir and balsam fir. Bring a non-mechanized saw—chain saws not permitted—or borrow a saw from the Heiberg staff (deposit required). $25 per tree (any species, any size). See Christmas Tree information.

Directions: I-81, Exit 14. Turn east onto NYS Route 80. Proceed into the village of Tully, through traffic signal and turn right at the first street (Railroad Avenue). Continue to stop sign, turn left and then right to cross the railroad tracks on Grove Street. Proceed south for approximately 1.8 miles to Maple Ridge Road, the forest entrance. The forest office and classrooms are located 1.25 miles south on Maple Ridge Road. Parking areas are located on Maple Ridge Rd. at trailheads. See map.

For more information, call the Forest Properties Office at 470-6893. 

New York State Boat Launching Site

Tully Lake Boat LaunchFriendly Shore Road, Tully Lake

Public boat launching for hand-held boats only. This is the only public boat launch on Tully Lake and premises are owned by the State of New York. Open for ice fishing in winter months - premises are plowed. 


From the south: I -81, Exit 13. Turn right onto NYS Route 281. Turn left onto Song Lake Crossing Rd (approx. 1 1/2 miles). Take 1st right onto Saulsbury Rd (1/2 mile). Take 1st left onto Friendly Shore (.2 mile). 

From the north: I-81, Exit 14. Turn left at end of ramp, and turn left again onto Rt. 80. Turn right onto NYS Route 281 and go 2 miles; turn right onto Saulsbury Rd (1/2 mile). Take 1st left onto Friendly Shore (.2 mile).

Tully Lake


Route 281, Preble, New York 13141

Basketball Courts, Ball Diamonds, Playgrounds, Pavilion

Sponsors: We currently do not have teams. If you have a child interested please contact Homer  or Tully Recreation. Questions please contact Renee Compton.

Girls Softball, 7 - 11 Years and 12 - 18 Years
Boys Baseball, 7- 12 years and 13 - 19 Years

For more information contact Recreation Committee Chairman Renee Compton, 607-423-3991 or email @