Guyer Field

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Welcome to Guyer Field — the recipient of the New York State Recreation and Park Society’s award winner for Outstanding Facility of 2008. Home of the annual Rick LeFavre Fishing Derby in May, sponsored by the Rome Fish Hatchary.

Guyer Field is a neighborhood park located on Laurel Street between Kent and Union Streets.  Although it mainly serves the population from west/central Rome, the park has also become both a community-wide asset as well as a regional asset due to its barrier-free equipment.  The large play structure is fully accessible, allowing individuals in wheelchairs to access all parts of the equipment, including the slides, overhead apparatus and other features.

Additionally, supplemental equipment, including therapeutic swings are also available to help stimulate play.

The park also features the city’s only fully accessible wading pool.  The pool, which utilizes a ramp instead of stairs, is also fully wheelchair accessible.  The wading pool has a maximum depth of one foot-10 inches.

The park hosts several city recreational programs and several Rome City School District programs.

Guyer Field also features a pavilion with picnic tables and benches; Wood Creek as well as a pedestrian bridge spanning the creek with a handicapped-accessible fishing platform, a bathhouse and restrooms; a basketball court; two tennis courts with fencing; a softball sized grass infield with backstop; and a multi-purpose athletic field suitable for soccer or football.

None of the park facilities are lighted but the park does have some security lighting.

The park is open from dawn to dusk.