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. 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.
The large pavilion is available for rental May - October 1 (weather permitting). To reserve the facility call the Recreation Office (315) 446-3910 x 9 or visit RecDesk to determine if the date you desire is available. If the date is available, submit a completed rental application with payment in the form of cash, check or credit card to the Recreation Office, or make your reservation online on RecDesk. A non-refundable 3.09% service fee will be applied to all credit/debit card transactions.