Harris Hill


599 Harris Hill Road

Elmira, NY 14903



Park Phone Numbers

Reservations - (607)737-2843

Jay Houghtling, Caretaker - (607)873-1307

Pool - (607)732-6856

Amusement Park - (607)732-1210 - (not county owned or operated)

Soaring Museum - (607)734-3128

Soaring Association - (607)734-0641

Harris Hill map


Reservations for the 2024, Summer Season (May 25, 2024 - September 2, 2024, and then weekends only through September) will begin on January 2, 2024 .   

Harris Hill Pavilions 1, 2 & 3, the Youth Camp, the Outing Center and Park Station Pavilions 1, 2 & 3, can be reserved on a daily basis starting Memorial Day weekend (May 25, 2024) through Labor Day (September 2, 2024) and then weekends only (Saturday & Sunday) through the end of September with the exception of the Youth Camp.  The Youth Camp will close on September 3, 2024, for renovations.   

 Rentals are from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

 Refunds are given to cancellations that are made at least 30 days prior to the event.

To make a reservation click the link below to make a reservation at Harris Hill and Park Station:


 Click on New Account to create an account. If you already have an account, click on “Log In”

After an account has been created, Click on the “Reserve” icon

Under Reserve a Facility, Click on "Start On-line Reservation"

Click on “View Calendar” to see what facilities/days are available

  • Check the “Show Location names” box, located under the start Date/End Date
  • The facilities showing on the calendar are already reserved.  Decide on an available pavilion from the list of pavilions:
    1. Harris Hill - Youth Camp, Outing Center, Pavilion 1, Pavilion 2, Pavilion 3
    2. Park Station - Pavilion 1, Pavilion 2, Pavilion 3
  • Decide on the available facility and date that you would like to reserve
  • At top of calendar, Select location
  • Double click on desired day

Verify location and start date, save dates

Enter purpose of this reservation and head count, read and check off Disclaimer box

Continue to checkout

Check disclaimer box again, checkout

Answer caterer/alcohol/Inflatable question

Check out online

Before entering credit card info, the site will transfer to you to MuniciPay to complete your reservation.

 *If you are having Alcohol, Catering (with caterer serving on premises) or Inflatables, you will need to get a Certificate of Insurance and upload it to your account when you get it.   You can purchase this online through sites such as eventhelper.com   You can view the requirements for the certificate on the home page, between the Contact and Account tabs

 Your permit will be emailed to you when your reservation is complete (payment made, disclaimer signed, applicable Insurance received and approved by our legal department).

 **Inflatables are only allowed at the Harris Hill Youth Camp, Harris Hill Outing Center and Park Station Pavilion 2, a certificate of insurance from the rental company is required.

Click here to view the requirements for having a caterer and/or alcohol and/or inflatables at your function.


County Residents - $40.00

Non-County Residents - $50.00

Pavilion 1 will seat 50-60 people.

Pavilions 2 and 3 will seat 30-35 people.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE PAVILIONS are scattered throughout the picnic area and require no reservation or payment.  You must occupy the pavilion in order to hold them.


County Residents - $300.00

Non-County Residents - $325.00

The Youth Camp is located by the Harris Hill Swimming Pool and seats 110 people inside with picnic tables outside for additional seating.  There is also a large room for dancing or for additional seating.  (If you utilize this room for additional seating you will need to rent additional tables and chairs from a third party.)  It has a full kitchen which includes an ice machine, 2 commercial refrigerators and a 10 burner 2 oven stove.  It also has barbeque grills, clam hut, volleyball, horseshoe pits and restrooms.

 View Youth Camp


County Residents - $250.00

Non-County Residents -$275.00

 The Outing Center is located near the 3-Hole Golf Course and ball field.  The Outing Center has 20 picnic tables which accommodates 120 people comfortably under a large picnic pavilion with additional seating for 36 people located in a small building or card room.  It has a full kitchen which includes an ice machine, a commercial refrigerator and a 10 burner 2 oven stove.  It also has barbeque grills, clam hut, card room, volleyball, horseshoe pits and restrooms.

View Outing Center

 POOL:  Closed for the 2023 Season

Opens the third Saturday of June and closes mid-August.  Hours are weather permitting.

Monday - Friday         12 PM - 7 PM

Saturday and Sunday  11 AM - 7 PM

Every effort is made to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming area staffed with lifeguards.  Please be aware that if the safety of our swimmers is compromised, due to lack of lifeguard coverage or water quality issues, swimming will be prohibited and therefore cannot be a guaranteed activity.  We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little or no advance notice.

Water Safety - in the event of thunder or lightning the pool will be closed.  It will remain closed until 30 minutes from the last thunder or lightning observation.  There are no refunds due to weather.

Patrons must abide by the rules of the pool.  A detailed list of swimming rules is posted at the pool. 

  • Floatation devices are not allowed.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • No prolonged breath holding or breath holding games.
  • Everyone 2 years and older must pay.
  • Children up to age 7 MUST have an Adult (18 years of age or older) IN THE WATER with them at all time.
  • Children less than 16 years of age MUST at all times be accompanied by an adult responsible for their safety. 
  • SWIM DIAPERS are the only diapers allowed in the pools.
  • You must be 10 years old and 4 feet 6 inches tall to go off the high dive.
  • You must be able to swim by yourself to the ladder to go off the low dive.
  • Lap Lanes are for Lap Swimmers ONLY.

  Pool Entrance Fees

Up to age 2 - FREE

2-6 years old - $ 2.00 County Resident, $ 2.50 Non-County Resident

7-Adult - $ 3.00 County Resident, $ 3.50 Non-County Resident

Senior Citizens -$ 2.00 County Resident, $ 2.50 Non-County Resident

Individual Season Pass - $40.00 County Resident, $55.00 Non-County Resident

Family Season Pass - $80.00 County Resident, $95.00 Non-County Resident

(2 adults and 4 children) If there are more than six (6) individuals in your family unit (lives at the same address) then there is a $10.00 fee for each additional child.

Swim Lessons:

Starting on Jun 1, 2023, sign-ups for swimming lessons  can be made on-line.  

 There is limited space for swimming lessons, therefore; registration is required.  Payment is required when you register.  There is an additional charge for all credit card transactions.  

 There will be one 6 week session with the following choices:

 Mondays and Wednesdays, June 26, 2023 – August 2, 2023, from 11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. 

 Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 27, 2023 – August 3, 2023, from 11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. 

Below is the link to sign up for swim lessons and/or purchase a season pass:


Click on New Account to create an account (include each member that will be participating). If you already have an account, click on “Log In”

After an account has been created, Click on the “Register” icon

Click on Learn to Swim with the appropriate level you wish to register for (If you are unsure of what level to enroll your child in, click on each level to see the prerequisite for that level) choose the appropriate level, then you will choose either the Mon/Wed or the Tues/Thurs class, click register now, choose the member who you would like to register and add to your cart. If you are only purchasing the learn to swim you can check out.  If you would also like to purchase a season pass you will continue shopping.  Click Harris Hill Pool under season passes, if you are purchasing a family season pass, you will need to enter the members who will be using the season pass.  Click add to cart, click acknowledge and check out, agree to medical waiver, then check out online. You will see the discount applied to your learn to swim on the review invoice page click continue to credit card form then continue to secure payment. 

Season Pass/Learn to Swim Pricing:

Chemung County Resident

  • Individual Season Pass $40.00
  • Family Season Pass $80.00

 Chemung County Resident Learn to Swim

  • $25.00 with purchase of Family Season Pass – discount will appear on final payment screen
  • $60.00 Learn to Swim Lesson only

Non-County Resident

  • Individual Season Pass $55.00
  • Family Season Pass $95.00

Non-County Resident Learn to Swim

  • $35.00 with purchase of Family Season Pass – discount will appear on final payment screen
  • $75.00 Learn to Swim Lesson Only

 If you have any questions, contact Lisa Sprague - lsprague1@chemungcountyny.gov or 607.737.2833

Harris Hill Park operated by:

Chemung County Buildings & Grounds

217 Madison Avenue

Elmira, New York 14901


Park Hours:

10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily

Bow Hunting Lottery

The Chemung County Buildings and Grounds Department announces that there will be a bow hunting permit lottery for Harris Hill Park.

Names, addresses, and phone numbers will be taken Monday, August 28, 2023 through Friday, September 8, 2023. Please submit the above information either by email to: eroot@chemungcountyny.gov, by phone or in person to:

Chemung County Buildings and Grounds Department
217 Madison Avenue, Elmira, New York 14901 (607)737-2843)
Hours of Operation: 
7:00am – 3:30pm. (Closed 12:00-12:30)

 The drawing of 10 names will be held on Monday, September 18, 2023.