No reservation is required, but it is strongly recommended in order to be sure you get the area of your preference. Reservations for all areas of the park are done through the City of Watertown Parks and Recreation Administration Office. Reservations ensure your preferred area, tables, and that other reservations do not interfere with your intentions.
You must complete an alcohol permit form in order to have alcohol on City Property. Park rules, regulations, and contacts for the pool use and the Zoo are all part of the reservation package.
If you have any questions regarding reservations use the contact information below.
Parks & Recreation Administration Office:
Watertown Municipal Arena 600 William T. Field Drive Watertown, NY 13601
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Large stone pavilion is semi-covered and is located in Historic Thompson Park in between the Zoo and the playground. There are multiple wooden picnic tables in the pavilion. Capacity is 500 people and electricity is available. This is available to rent in full or 1/4 sections.
This pavilion is located in Historic Thompson Park in between the Zoo parking lot and the golf course. The pavilion is covered and has a capacity of 50 people. No electricity available.
There area four areas near the playground that are available to be reserved (R3A, R3B, R4 & R5). These areas are perfect for birthday parties, family gatherings and any occasion needing an outdoor space.
Located off of Pinnacle Wood Drive in Historic Thompson Park, this stone pavilion has a beautiful overlook, it is covered and has a capacity of 50 people. It is ideal for small, private wedding ceremonies.
Seating and tables are not provided.
Historic Thompson Park
Thompson Park, 1 Thompson Park, Watertown, New York 13601, United States
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