Park Facilities

Sullivan Park

Park Location - 150 Thorne Street, East of the Horseheads High School football field

This Mecca of activity for local youth and adults was built by local resident volunteers in 1954. The pool opened in 1955 to the delight of the many local kids who needed a safe place to swim and play during the summer. The park also includes three tennis courts, a skatepark, a basketball court, a walking track (.6 mile), three softball fields (one lighted), one youth baseball field, three picnic pavilions, concession Stand (open seasonally) and a variety of playground equipment for children.

Sullivan Park Office

Office Hours (seasonal June 18th to August 21st)

Monday thru Friday 11:00am-9:00PM
Saturday 11:00am-5:00PM
Sunday Noon-5:00PM

The office at Thorne Street is open seasonally and has recreation equipment which is available for use in the park free of charge with identification and signature for all residents. Equipment available includes: basketballs, shuffleboard, tennis, dodge ball, volleyball, frisbees for golf, and miniature golf.

  • Picnic pavilions may be reserved at no cost by contacting the Recreation Department at 739–3517. Sullivan Park has 21 picnic tables and 3 picnic pavilions.
  • Softball Fields may be reserved for organized youth or adult groups as well.
  • Softball lights may be utilized for a small fee when available. Fee:$15.00/hour; 2 hour minimum
  • The Youth Baseball Field is located at Sullivan Park and is utilized by Horseheads Little League during its regular season. After July1st, the field is available for public use.
  • Sullivan Park also has a Little League size baseball stadium which is open to the public.

Swimming Pool

The Swimming pool facilities at Thorne Street are now closed for the 2007 season. Read information below on the new procedures for resident and non-residents. Check in throughout the winter and spring for updates for the 2008 season.

The Village of Horseheads in cooperation with the Town of Horseheads and Village of Elmira Heights will provide free swimming for all their respective residents at Sullivan Park Pool on Thorne Street this summer. This is made possible by several grants and shared services agreements. Non-resident or guest swimming fees are: Adult age 13 and over -$4.00/Day, Youth age 12 and under -$2.00/Day.

Residents must acquire a RESIDENT PHOTO ID CARD (RPID) at the Horseheads Village Hall at 202 S. Main Street in Horseheads (adjacent to the Horseheads Police Department) to use the pool. Each family member must have an RPID to use the Pool. The cost of the RESIDENT PHOTO ID IS $5.00 PER PERSON.

The RPID will only be issued to residents of the Village of Horseheads, Town of Horseheads, and Village of Elmira Heights. Residents must complete the RESIDENT POOL PASS APPLICATION and present it at the Village Hall with proof of residency. Photos for the ID CARDS will be taken at the Village Hall upon submission of the application, proof of residency and the $5.00 Fee per person. Family members must be permanent legal residents of one of the municipalities listed above.



  • Valid NYS Drivers License w/current address
  • Current water bill, tax bill, or utility bill


  • Current School ID
  • Recent doctor bill
  • Family insurance card w/names listed
  • Birth Certificate
  • Children under 3 - No Permit Required

Admission to the pool will be granted to residents who present the RESIDENT PHOTO ID CARD. Lost, forgotten or misplaced CARDS will require individuals to pay regular admission fees (NONREFUNDABLE) until a replacement card is purchased. Replacement card cost is $5.00 Residents will also be given preference during SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION held in June.


Pool Season: June 21 (1:00 p.m.)- August 19, 2007 (5:00 p.m.)

PUBLIC SWIM POOL HOURS Monday-Saturday 12:30–7:45pm Sunday 1:00–7:45pm Monday Teen Swim 8:00pm-9:45pm

NON-RESIDENTS/GUEST FEES Adult age 13 and over $4.00/Day Youth age 12 and under $2.00/Day

SEASON PASS FOR NON-RESIDENTS Adult $50.00 Youth $35.00

POOL IS AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL - The cost is $50/Hr with a minimum rental of 2 hours.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: COST of Daily Pool Operations: $93.00/HR This includes cost of lifeguards, pool chemicals, maintenance and operation of the filter system, liability insurance and an annual painting of the steel shell. Each lifeguard at Sullivan Park Pool is certified in lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR. These cards must be renewed regularly. The NYS Department of Health regulates the operation of all public pools in New York State. Sullivan Park Pool is regularly inspected by the Chemung County Health Department. For additional information, please call the Villages Clerk’s Office 739–5691 or the Horseheads Recreation Department at 739–3517.

Teal Park

Park Location - 500 South Main Street, corner of Steuben Street and S. Main Street, just South of Hanover Square

Teal Park is very picturesque and is the home of the “Zim’s Bandstand” which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Bandstand was the work of Eugene Zimmerman(1862–1935), a nationally recognized cartoonist, who lived in the Village in the early 1900′s. The Bandstand was built in 1910 for the Z’S Band which was comprised of Mr. Zimmerman and a small group of his musician friends.

Today, it is the home of The Teal Park Concert Series which begins on the third Thursday in June. Ten concerts are held on Thursdays throughout the summer to the delight of hundreds of local music lovers. Local bands provide the entertainment and you might hear country-western, jazz, dixieland or barbershop harmony on any given night. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic dinner and enjoy the free entertainment with the family.

>> Click here for 2007 Concert Schedule

Gardner Road Park

Park Location - Gardner Road, East of Horseheads Village Plaza

Facilities include two tennis courts, basketball court and two softball fields that are youth league dimension. This facility is home to the Horseheads Girls Softball program

Mill Street Pond

Park Location - E. Mill Street

Stocked with trout by the Chemung County Sportsmen’s Federation, Horseheads American Legion, Horseheads Police Benevolent Association, private individuals and the Horseheads Youth Bureau, Mill Street Pond is a magnet for young anglers.

Because of recent “over-fishing”, the Village has restricted fishing to youth ages 15 and under, and agencies or organizations representing disabled or handicapped persons. Such organizations must receive a permit from the Village for their group.

>> Click here for Handicapped Fishing Permit Application

>> Click here for Mill Street Pond Fishing Law

Mill Street Adult Baseball Field

Park Location - E. Mill Street

The Village Baseball Field at Mill Street has adult baseball dimensions and lights. The field is home to the Horseheads Babe Ruth Program. Lights are available for use for a fee.

Memorial Park

Park Location - Grand Central Avenue, located between Orchard Street and Steuben Street

This pocket park has been set aside to remember veterans of past wars. Memorial Park is the Villagefs reminder that many Horseheads residents have served in the Armed Forces to protect our freedom. Benches are present to sit and meditate by the memorial.

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