DOWNTOWN VILLAGE PARKS
Downtown Village Parks
Quaint and full of history, these parks are centrally located in Villages around Tioga County. Take a stroll, relax on a bench, or learn about some of Tioga County’s history.
These riverside parks are connected by the Owego Riverwalk, a paved path that trails along the banks of the Susquehanna River and goes under the Court Street Bridge. With plenty of seating to take in the beautiful river views, these parks are a great place to take a break, meet friends for a picnic, or just take a pleasant stroll. Learn more about Owego’s history from informative signs and monuments throughout both parks. Once in Owego, look for signs or use the sidewalks on the riverside of Front Street and head west to Draper or east to Ahwaga.
The Tioga County Courthouse is one of the most recognizable building in Owego. It’s located in the middle of the historic village and surrounded by a square with monuments to local service members and Veterans. Most recently, the Baker Memorial Fountain that is a statue of a former Fire Chief atop a fountain. Originally erected in 1914 it had fallen into disrepair for several years. In 2019 it was removed, restored, and returned to the same spot on a new foundation. For more information on the history of Courthouse Square, click here for a Courthouse Square Walking Tour brochure. To get there, just head to the historic Village of Owego! You can’t miss it!
Muldoon Park named for Mary Muldoon, a respected Waverly teacher who was also known nationally for her innovation in education and as an advocate for teachers. Muldoon Park is a pleasant, shady park in a quiet part of the Village that is just two blocks from the downtown shopping and dining area. Use this address for GPS: 451 Pennsylvania Ave, Waverly, NY 14892.
Located in the heart of Spencer, Nichols Pond Park is known for its large pond that is surrounded by walking paths, has a fountain and an island, and is open for boating, fishing, and bird watching. A pavilion makes it the perfect place for an outdoor gathering. Just off the intersection of 96 and 34 in Spencer across from the Shurfine grocery store.
The Village Green is right on the main drag through the Village of Newark Valley and is surrounded by historic buildings. Its main feature is a Gazebo that offers a shady place to relax. Just head into the Village on NYS Route 38 and look for the Village Clock.