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Youth and Recreation

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Youth Bureau
Dunkirk Senior Center
45 Cliffstar Ct.
Dunkirk, NY 14048
P: (716) 366-9886

Ryan Hall
Recreation Program Coordinator
Email Ryan

Recreation Department

Dunkirk Senior Center
45 Cliffstar Ct.
Dunkirk, NY 14048
P: (716) 366-9886

Ryan Hall
Recreation Program Coordinator
Email Ryan 
“To provide quality, inclusive programming for recreation, leisure and educational interests of the community.  Our focus is on opportunities for youth and families through arts, sports programming, special events, lessons and summer camps.  No child will ever be denied this opportunity.”

The City of Dunkirk Youth & Recreation Department provides recreational, educational, and cultural activities for the adults and youth.  On this page, you will find information on what we do, including Camp Gross, the City Recreation Center, Adult Recreation Leagues and Youth activities.

2022 WINTER ICE RINKs - NOW OPEN!

The City of Dunkirk Youth and Recreation Department is proud to announce the opening of the public ice rinks. The City of Dunkirk Fire Department has filled the rinks with water and they are ready to be enjoyed by our residents!

Rink Location Sites
Rink 1: Wright Park Splash Pad/Pickleball Court
Rink 2: Fourth Street & Brigham Road


2021 Summer Better Than Others Day Camp


The City of Dunkirk Youth and Recreation Department is proud to announce the completion of another successful year of our Summer Better Than Others Day Camp at Camp Gross!

During the five weeks of camp, close to 300 kids attended and experienced the joy of nature, arts and crafts, swimming, fishing, athletics, new friendships, and can’t wait to return next year!

A special thank you to the Camp Gross Foundation, New York State Division for Youth, Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services -Youth Bureau and all those who supported the camp.

Also, we would like to thank all of our wonderful staff & counselors who helped make our 2021 camp season so enjoyable for the kids!
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