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Harris Hill General Information

Park Phone Numbers
Reservations - (607)737-2843
John Herrick, Caretaker - (607)732-1069
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
2021 RESERVATIONS (outdoor use only) - will be accepted starting on April 12, 2021.
Reservations for the 2021 Summer Season (May 31 - September 6th, and then weekends only through September) will begin on April 12, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (closed 12:00-12:30).  Reservations will be by telephone only on April 12 and April 13, after which you may come into the office to reserve.  Payment is expected within 10 days of making your reservation.  A reservation made less than 10 days from the reservation date must be followed by payment on or before the next business day. 
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 contact:
Chemung County Buildings & Grounds Department
217 Madison Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 - 12:30)
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.
YOUTH CAMP RENTAL RATES: Reservations will be accepted starting on June 29, 2021
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.
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 accomodates 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.


The Harris Hill Pool will be closing for the season on August 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

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.

2021 Swim Lesson Sign ups will be held at the Harris Hill Youth Camp (building above the pool), located at 599 Harris Hill Road, Elmira, NY 14903, on Wednesday June 9th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Children must be at least 4 years of age by June 19th in order to participate.  Those interested must complete a Registration Form.  There is limited space, therefore; registration is required.  Payment by cash or check must be made at time of registration.

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 30, 2021 through Friday, September 10, 2021. Please submit the above information either by email to:, 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 14, 2021.