Ives Park is located on the banks of the Racquette River in the heart of downtown Potsdam. The Park can be accessed from Maple and Main Streets, and Riverview Drive. A public parking area is located and accessed via Main Street and is adjacent to the park. Main Street Parking Lot is also the location of the Potsdam Farmer's Market. The park's center piece is a large gazebo that is used for outdoor weddings, ceremonies, musical events and community celebrations and observances. A new kayak/canoe launch was installed in the spring of 2014 and can be used by all visitors.