Dotson Park

Volunteer In The Park

Volunteer Needs and Opportunities

All of the following work needs to be done by community volunteers—no experience necessary! If you are unsure which opportunity is right for you, eMail us and we can help you figure it out. Volunteers may serve one-time or on-going…the amount of commitment is up to you!

Board Member: Join the Danby Community Park Association board as a voting member, and you might even want to become an officer!

Adopt-A-Trail: Select a section of the trail to care for – bring your  clippers or loppers or weed-whacker to the park and spend an hour or so cutting back the growth on the trail two to three times per year.

Natural Playground: Help with building the next phase of the playground, including a mini amphitheater.

Park-Entry Landscaping: Plant flowers and weed the bed around the sign at the park entrance – this can be done two or three times per year.

Carpentry Project: Build and install natural bridges over soggy trails.

Grant Writer: Write a grant proposal to help the park get funding. There are several grants available that DCPA qualifies for—we just need someone to do the proposal.

Welcome Station: Maintain the park mailbox (replace pages in the guestbook, stock pens, keep it clean)

Event Coordinator: Room for lots of creativity here! Events could include bird watching, geocaching, star-gazing, plant-identification walk, dog walk, snow-shoe hike, sledding party. Pick your favorite and plan it–DCPA will advertise for you!

For more information


Attend a DCPA Board meeting!
Meeting dates and times are announced on our web site and the Danby Community Park Association Facebook page. Please join us to talk about the park for an hour!

Donate to the Park

If you would like to make a donation to Dotson Park, you can now do so online!

Go to > Send Money to > enter the amount you wish to donate as a gift. This site is secure.

You can also send a check to Danby Community Park Association, c/o LAP, Inc., 309 Third St., Ithaca NY 14850.

All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Special Meeting

NOTICE of special meeting of the Members of
In accordance with Section 603(c) and Section 605(a) of the New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law, and the By-Laws of DANBY COMMUNITY PARK ASSOCIATION, INC. (the “Corporation”), a special meeting of the Board of Directors and Members of the Corporation will be held on March 18, 2024, at 7:00 p.m., at the offices of Hancock Estabrook, LLP, 200 E. Buffalo St., Suite 301, Ithaca, NY. The following business will be transacted at the meeting: 1. Ratify past acts of the Board of Directors and appoint a new slate of directors and officers. 2. Amend the Corporation’s By-Laws to change membership requirements. 3. Review and approve the merger of Danby Community Council, Inc. with and into Danby Community Park Association, Inc. with Danby Community Park Association, Inc. surviving.