Recreation

Marinas and Boating

Dobisky Center

The new Dobisky Center, which opened in the fall of 2007, is a showcase for our community and the many boating visitors from Canada and the U.S. This beautiful building with its many amenities, including a boater’s lounge with showers and laundry facilities, meeting rooms overlooking the majestic St. Lawrence River, large roofed outdoor deck, kitchen area, and handicapped accessible restrooms, is available to the residents of Ogdensburg and visitors to the City.

  • Green Belt Boat Launch
  • Paterson Street Boat Launch
  • Municipal Marina
  • A 71-slip, full-service marina with new docks, playground, tennis courts, swimming pool, and walking trail. The Marina is just a short stroll from downtown Ogdensburg, shops, restaurants, and the Frederic Remington Art Museum.

 

Recreational Facilities

The Elsa M. Luksich Municipal Pool

The Elsa M. Luksich Municipal Pool opened to the public in 1994. Public use of the pool has increased each year. This state of the art facility, featuring two pools, includes bathrooms, locker rooms, and vending machines. Activities include public, family, and senior citizen’s swim.

 

 

 

The Richard G. Lockwood Civic Center

The Richard G. Lockwood Civic Center officially opened to the public in January 2001. This multi-use recreation facility offers the residents of Ogdensburg and the surrounding communities a large range of activities and events throughout the year. Public and private skating is offered during our winter months.

 

Playgrounds and Parks

  • Grove Street Park
  • Hamilton Park
  • Kids Kingdom
  • Library Park
  • Little Park
  • New York Avenue Park
  • Morissette Park

 

Activities in the Surrounding Area

From the Adirondacks to the 1000 Islands region to the many opportunities for golf, cruising and diving on both sides of the border, Ogdensburg serves as a great home base for many recreational activities.

1000 Islands
Ogdensburg is about 30 miles north of the region known as the 1000 Islands, a famously beautiful and historically unique area along the St. Lawrence River that straddles the U.S. and Canadian border. Cruises, dive charters, adventure sports, golfing, hunting, fishing, fine restaurants, and picturesque castles and quaint cottages alike are plentiful in the area. Visit www.visit1000islands.com/visitorinfo for more information.

Adirondack Park 
The western edge of Adirondack Park lies about 50 miles east of Ogdensburg.¬† The park encompasses over six million acres (the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States), nearly half of which is protected as a “forever wild” forest preserve.¬† The remaining portion of the park is privately owned though thinly populated.¬† The park‚Äôs pristine waterways, boreal forests and the towering Adirondack Mountains draw over 7 million tourists to the area annually with the finest opportunities for boating, camping, picnicking, hiking, mountaineering, cycling, hunting, fishing, swimming, bird watching, ice skating, snow-shoeing, and downhill and cross-country skiing.¬† Try the Browns Bridge-Postwood Park trail for an easy summer hike with canoe and swimming access to the Raquette River, or for cross-country skiing in the winter.¬† The Oswegatchie River, which meets the St. Lawrence in Ogdensburg and winds through the park, is also popular for canoeing as well as anglers and muskie fishing. Nearby Adirondack Park camping and cottages: Bird Nest Campground, Back Bay Cottages & Campground, Blake McNeil Campground.¬† For more information, visit visitadirondacks.com.

Outdoors, Hunting & Fishing

  • St. Lawrence River – Ogdensburg lies along the St. Lawrence River, a great destination for fisherman from around the world. It is home to the St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament, and in 2011 was host to the Carp Angling World Championship.¬† The banks of the river in Ogdensburg offer prime smallmouth, walleye, and muskie fishing spots.¬† The frozen river in wintertime draws settlements of ice shacks, northern pike, and yellow perch. Visit northcountryguide.com/Visiting/Recreation/St-Lawrence-Fishing for more information.
  • Black Lake – Black Lake is one of the highest rated fishing lakes in the state, located around 15 miles southwest of Ogdensburg. The lake is prized for its bass and pike. Look for fishing rentals and charters in Hammond, NY.¬† Black Lake has also been host to the Annual Black Lake Panfish Marathon.¬† For more information, visit www.blacklakeny.com.
  • Basswood Lodge and Hunting Preserve¬† – Basswood is a family-owned lodge and hunting preserve that offers a variety of hunts, including waterfowl, pheasant, turkey, and big game.¬† The lodge is located within the city of Ogdensburg. For more information, visit www.basswoodhunting.com.

Golf