We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Beautiful Urban Park Great Place to Play and Relax in the Twilight Zone

Frisbee? Tennis? Baseball? Recreation Park covers the bases for your outdoor park needs. There is... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Mark H
Sonoma, California
Fabulous new playground

New equipment since last visited - wonderful for kids to climb, swing, play music, run around, etc... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Binghamton, New York
via mobile
Read all 34 reviews
All photos (17)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
This is the spot where Martin Sloane fell and injured his leg in the "Twilight Zone" - the carousel remains today.
Binghamton, NY
+1 607-722-9166
Reviews (34)
Filter reviews
31 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews swimming pool wonderful playground tennis courts west side merry go round twilight zone rod serling neighborhood swing rec equipment strolling episode carousel gem baseball picnic
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Frisbee? Tennis? Baseball? Recreation Park covers the bases for your outdoor park needs. There is also a wonderful playground and a free historic merry-go-round for children. Special event are scheduled at the band stand, or just picnic in the beautiful green mature trees. Made in...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

New equipment since last visited - wonderful for kids to climb, swing, play music, run around, etc. Very extensive, so you can be in sun or shade. Also has public pool, carrousel, playing field. Your kids will love this place, and so will you!

Thank DEP3
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The Twilight Zone episode that Serling wrote set in this park is titled "Walking Distance". It's a great episode and this is a great park. We were there mid-day on a Monday so we pretty much had the place all to ourselves. The carousel, bandstand,-...More

1  Thank verybigv
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Great park to feel the mystic of Rod Serling who lived just a few blocks away. Nothing's changed since then. Gorgeous atmosphere, beautiful stately trees, free parking....just sit there and soak it all in.

Thank Hereandthere913
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Rec Park has come a long way in recent years. It has a great walking path, a brand new playground, 2 baseball fields, soccer field, basketball and tennis courts, in addition to the seasonal swimming pool & carousel. A great place to enjoy the outdoors...More

1  Thank 991Sue12345
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Rec Park has been the centerpiece of Binghamton's West Side for close to 100 years. Worth a visit for a look at one of the remaining carousels.

Thank JrMushroom
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Park in the city with wonderful playground, pool, and very cool old carousel to ride (decorated with paintings from "Twilight Zone" episodes as a tribute to Rod Serling, who grew up in Binghamton.). Also has tennis courts where we attended ATP challenger matches for only...More

Thank russojl
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This was a wonderful playground to use your imagination...the carousel was a bonus....free too...wish we could have spent longer there

Thank Cathy T
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great park! There is something for everyone! Nice construction of all playground equipment. My grandson told us it was one of his favorites so we took him yesterday. We were there too early fro the carousel and he did not want to...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 4 June 2017

What a beautiful find! Strolling the pathways by the old working and free carousel, to the gazebo in the middle, the pool, restrooms, and the most wonderful children's playground I have ever laid my eyes on. It is amazing. It even has swings for wheelchairs...More

Thank Springerlvr02
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 nearby hotels
Holiday Inn Binghamton Downtown
534 reviews
1.59 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton
1,436 reviews
1.61 km away
Nuru Binghamton Downtown
5 reviews
1.78 km away
Residence Inn Binghamton
284 reviews
2.06 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 228 nearby restaurants
The Old Union Hotel
53 reviews
.92 km away
Crepe Heaven
64 reviews
.68 km away
Cyber Cafe West
32 reviews
.55 km away
Taj Restaurant
24 reviews
1.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 43 nearby attractions
Recreation Park Carousel
98 reviews
.03 km away
Roberson Museum and Science Center
103 reviews
1.39 km away
Bundy Museum of History and Art
44 reviews
.50 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Kathy P
13 June 2017|
Response from NYLadyDi2 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the city of Binghamton's website, you will find the following information, "The cost to swim at a large pool is $0.25 for children, and $0.50 for adults. All large pools will open May 27th through June 18th for... More