Ryder Park is a 12-acre park located adjacent to the DeWitt Town Hall on Butternut Drive. The park features the James L. Guyette Arboretum, butterfly garden, bicycle and exercise trail, canoe launch into Butternut Creek, fishing pond, picnic areas, grills, playground, tot swings, picnic shelter and a pavilion with restrooms. The Galster Pavilion is available for rental on a seasonal basis.
Ryder Park - Pavilion Rental Form
Earth Day Project at Ryder Park on Friday, May 9th, 2014
National Grid is volunteering in Ryder Park to do some much needed restoration work. Multiple volunteer groups and individuals have worked over many years to maintain and preserve the beauty and unique character of this park. We are now adding National Grid to this list. They are planning a work day on Friday, May 9th with approximately 40 employees. They will be trimming trees, resurfacing paths with stone dust, resurfacing the playground with woodchips, mulching trees, replanting a “wild space” adjacent to the Butterfly Garden, pruning the Rain Garden, and much more.
We are thrilled at this opportunity. Please come out to Ryder Park this weekend and check out their hard work.
If you, or your group, are interested in volunteering for future projects, contact Christine Manchester at (315) 446-3910 x 137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryder Park has trails composed of both crushed stone and wood chips. These trails accommodate walking, jogging, biking, nature observation, and exercise activities. The trails provide a direct connection to the Erie Canal National Historic Park and may be accessed from the DeWitt Town Hall parking lot or the Erie Canal Towpath.
Directions to Ryder Park
Take Rte. 481 to Exit 3 (DeWitt)
Off the exit stay in the right lane
Bear right onto Erie Blvd.
Turn right on Kinne Rd.
At the second stop sign turn left onto Butternut Dr.
Turn right into the second lot on Butternut Dr.
Ryder Park shares the lot with the Town Hall
Take Rte. 690 to Bridge St. (Rte. 290) Exit
Turn left onto Bridge St. (Rte. 290)
Turn right onto Butternut Dr.
Turn left into Ryder Park (DeWitt Town Hall)
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