Willis Carrier Park…we’re building community.
Willis Carrier Park represents one of the most significant economic development projects ever created and facilitated by the Town of DeWitt. Named for Willis Carrier, the founder of Carrier Corporation, this comprehensive recreation facility and park is located next to the Carrier campus on Thompson Road in DeWitt.* The park comprises 22+acres of land generously donated to the town by Carrier Corporation. The facility was created and designed for the use and enjoyment of DeWitt residents, as well as residents and visitors from all across Onondaga County and the Central New York region.
The Carrier Park project has been undertaken at no cost to DeWitt taxpayers and is spearheaded by the Friends of DeWitt Parks and Recreation, Inc. Phase 1 of the $12.5 million project has been funded via grants from various state and local governments, as well as generous contributions from foundations, corporations, local businesses, individuals and families.
When completed, Carrier Park will include up to 9 championship tournament quality fields, including 2 dynamically designed super turf fields which can be utilized for baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, football, and other special events. Basketball courts, an all-inclusive special needs playground, and a walking trail are also included as a part of the completed plan.