Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]The Broome County Parks Department is already thinking about summer.

Officials say there is a new online system to reserve campsites and picnic shelters.

Instead of waiting until March to phone in reservations, sites can be locked in through Reserve America at www.reserveamerica.com.

Residents can still call the Parks and Recreation Department at (607) 778-2193 for information.

17 picnic shelters are available at Otsiningo Park, Grippen Park, the Roundtop Picnic Area, Nathaniel cole Park, Dorchester Park, the Hawkins Pond Nature Area and Greenwood Park.

Campsites are available at Greenwood Park.