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Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

Bainbridge has 2 parks that offer much to locals and visitors and can be rented for special occasions. Both parks have river access for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. General Clinton Park is a 50-acre location that has been the home of the General Clinton Canoe Regatta for many years.

William Payne Park has the town pool, playground pavilion with grills, and basketball court.

General Clinton Park

2518 State Hwy. 7, Bainbridge, NY 13733

Application for Use of Community Facilities

Rules & Guidelines - GCP & Payne Park

Map of General Clinton Park

General Clinton Park has much to offer visitors. One can enjoy the scenery on the Community Foundation Walking Trail, rest at one of the many benches along the trail, picnic at one of the pavilions, camp at the campground that offers sites with electric, water and dumping stations. The park can be rented for small and large events and has hosted the General Clinton Canoe Regatta, kennel club dog show, Family Motor Coach Rally and many more events. The campground is open from April 15 till Nov 1 for more information contact the Town Clerk.

  • General Clinton Park Welcome Sign50-acre park
  • 1 Large enclosed pavilion with kitchen                     
  • 2 Open Shelters
  • 2 Recently updated restrooms w/showers
  • 1 Building with commercial kitchen
  • 3 Little League baseball fields
  • Playground                                                                                 
  • Campsites Rv and tent sites with electric and water $40 a night; $20 a night for Passport America members, active and retired military and Bainbridge residents; $450 a month; $1400 a season
  • Dumping Stations
  • Bandshell
  • Car top boat river access
  • 1 Mile walking path 
  • Volleyball court
  • Geocaching

General Clinton Park can be rented for reunions, picnics, weddings, etc. Please contact the Town Clerk at 607-967-3781 for more information.

General Clinton Cache Expedition:

Geocaching is a fun, free outdoor game.  It's like a treasure hunt with GPS coordinates.  Players can hide containers, called caches, and post the coordinates online for other people to find!  Inside the caches, there are trinkets you can trade and a logbook for you to sign.  

Make an account at and search for "General Clinton Cache Expedition" to get the first coordinates of this five-part cache.

If you find the final cache, please sign the logbook (most people use their geocaching username).  Only take something out if you leave something in return.  Please be respectful and put all the pieces back where you found them.  

Happy Hunting!!

Pay Park Rental Fees

William Payne ParkPayne Park Pavilion

Walnut Street, Bainbridge, NY 13733

  • Open shelter
  • Restrooms 
  • Pool
  • Charcoal grills
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Boat access to Susquehanna
  • payne playgroundPlayground

Payne Park Pavillion can be rented for reunions, picnics, weddings. Please contact the Town Clerk at 607-967-3781 for more information.

Pay Pavillion Rental Fees

Town of Bainbridge Pool and Summer Activities

The town offers swimming lessons, open swimming for children and adults. Please contact the Town Clerk for more information.