Project Mission Statement
The Willis Carrier Recreation Center (Carrier Park) is planned to be the leading all-inclusive multi-sports and wellness complex designed for the use and enjoyment of the residents of Central New York. The Town of DeWitt, in conjunction with the members of the Carrier Park Project, recognizes the need for an outdoor multi-sports facility within the Central New York community. Carrier Park will be developed to meet the needs of all youth players and will feature handicap accessible fields as well as an accessible playground. When completed, Carrier Park will provide our community with an all-inclusive playground, tennis court, basketball court, picnic pavilion, baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, and football fields, and a nature walking trail.
- Provide advanced level athletic fields that will allow for tournament level competitions in baseball, soccer, and lacrosse.
- Provide fully accessible fields that will enable the Syracuse Challenger League to have a permanent home field.
- Provide a centrally located park for Central New York families to enjoy walking, picnicking, and a handicap accessible playground.
Carrier Park Fund
The Carrier Park Fund is one of the many projects the Friends of DeWitt Parks and Recreation supports for the purpose of building and sustaining this park. The Friends of DeWitt Parks and Recreation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to provide support to Parks and Recreation in the Town of DeWitt. The Carrier Park Fund will accept private and corporate donations that will be used to make the planned complex a reality. For more information on this project or to make a donation, please visit the Friends of DeWitt Parks and Recreation website.
Syracuse Challenger Baseball Program
Syracuse Challenger Baseball, a Little League program started in 1982, currently serves over 200 children ages 5-21 who have various special needs, physical handicaps and developmental delays. The purpose of the program is to allow all these wonderful kids a chance to enjoy the game of baseball in a relaxed setting that is supervised by coaches and parents. To learn more, please visit the Syracuse Challenger Baseball website.