Willow Park is located at 184 Willow
Willow Park is located in the heart of Cortland. It is a place where kids and families can go to have a good time. The park contains many different activities. There is a basketball court, 3 tennis courts, 4 pickle ball courts, 2 softball/baseball fields, a volleyball court, skate park and playground/picnic areas.
The basketball courts at Willow Park will be closed indefinitely beginning 4/21/21. I apologize for the inconvenience to those who use the courts responsibly! However, the courts have been a continual source of problems for the City, as some participants are fighting, swearing, littering, and other inappropriate behavior. The result has been the need for a continual police presence during Lakeview High School home tennis matches. Now, the City is experiencing ongoing destruction and theft in the restrooms. We are seeing paper towels stuffed into the toilets, flooding of the restrooms, the removal of soap dispensers and refills, and other random acts of vandalism. This has resulted in very costly expenditures that the City can no longer bear. At this point, the restrooms will be minimally stocked. There will be no paper towels, a small dollar store soap container, and one roll of toilet paper. We believe that the culprits are utilizing the basketball courts, and by eliminating the ability to play basketball, the problem will correct itself.
~ Mayor Deidre Petrosky