Wilcox Park The Harlem
Wilcox Park has two lakes
offering swimming with
Valley Rail Trail
The Rail Trail currently offers over
10 miles of paved bike trails that
boat rentals on its 600 plus
weave through farms, wetlands,
acres. Also, one can enjoy
forest hillsides, historic settlements
the playground areas and
and village centers. Great for bicy
miniature golf or make use of
clists, walkers, joggers, rollerblad
the family campsites, group
Enjoy the ers and even the mobility challenged
campsites and pavilions.
great outdoors and to enjoy the fresh air and natural
Consider renting Pavilion C,
beauty up close. Current trailheads
celebrate the beauty of Dutchess our newest pavilion built in
2006, complete with kitchen
& restroom facilities, situated
on a hill overlooking our
Bowdoin Park, a majestic 300+ acre scenic lakes.
of 2008, plans are underway to
Wilcox Park expand the HVRT an additional
7 miles north of Millerton to the
Columbia County line.
Quiet Cove Riverfront
Harlem Valley Rail Trai
and Dutchess Stadium in southern Dutchess, a
family oriented entertainment facility and home of
the Hudson Valley Renegades.
Dutchess Rail Trail
William R. Steinhaus
Quiet Cove Riverfront Park
Quiet Cove opened to the public in October
of 2005. The preliminary plans for this park
include a revamped boat ramp and deep
restrooms, a playground, upland parking and,
eventually, a community meeting room. The
improvements are slated to be phased in over a
Offers scenic views of the Hudson River from its
300 plus acres. The park includes open picnic
areas, nature trails, educational programs,
playgrounds with water spray features, pavilions
of a band shell in the summer of 2005. This new
venue provides a spectacular outdoor setting for
concerts and performances. Coming in 2007 will
skating/basketball court area.
Dutchess Rail Trail
Introducing the future addition of the
Dutchess Stadium Dutchess Rail Trail! With a project goal
completion by the end of 2008, this new
is home to the Hudson Valley trail will run through the very heart of
Renegades minor league base Dutchess County. From Morgan Lake in
ball team. The facility also hosts the City of Poughkeepsie to the Town of
additional events, including East Fishkill, this extraordinary undertaking
concerts, car shows, the collegiate involves the conversion of over 11 miles of
MAAC baseball tournament the abandoned Maybrook Rail Line to a
and other community sporting paved bikeway/walkway with access in the
contests. For further information City of Poughkeepsie, Towns of Pough
contact the Renegades at keepsie, LaGrange, Wappinger, and East
Fishkill. Phase I construction of the trail is
scheduled to begin in 2007.
The Dutchess County Department of Public Works Mapleknoll Lodge is a newly renovat Pavilion A offers the most
— Parks Division has a wide array of facilities that ed facility that provides a large meet
can be used for a variety of events (family gatherings ing place, full kitchen, and a deck with the furthest away from the
and reunions, company outings and meetings, wed views of the Hudson River. The lodge beach/swim/boating area.
dings and receptions, birthday parties, athletic con Picnic tables, electric, a charcoal
Bowdoin Park, located in the southern Full bathroom and shower facilities. grill and horseshoe pits are
part of the Town of Poughkeepsie, has many indoor Adjacent to the lodge are 5 cabins. provided. Restrooms are a short distance away.
and outdoor facilities that are available throughout
the year. Wilcox Park in the northern Town of Milan, Ellessdie Chape
Pavilion B (Fran Mark Pavilion)
as well as four pavilions for rent. It provides visitors for weddings, gatherings, and meetings.
Accommodates up to 65. playground areas. Picnic tables,
opportunities. Come take advantage of the county’s electric and a charcoal grill
are provided. Restrooms are
Community Center Auditorium has detached but adjacent.
Rental Fee Schedule:
ing a stage area and deck with views Pavilion C was built in
Pavilions Daily $75/$65 of the Hudson River. Accommodates 2006 and is the larg
Community Center Daily $125/$100 est of all pavilions
and 80 chairs are available. within DC Parks.
Alcohol Permit Daily $25/$15
Pavilion 1 is adjacent to the lower Complete with kitchen
Chapel Daily $50
area. Picnic tables, water, electric, and and restroom facilities and situated overlooking our
a charcoal grill are provided. Restrooms two lakes, consider this site for your next big event!
A refundable $100.00 Security and Cleaning are adjacent. This pavilion is NOT handi
Deposit Required for Band Shell, capped accessible. Pavilion D is closest to
Community Center & Chapel the main parking lot and
Pavilion 2 is adjacent to the lower pond
b ea ch /sw im /b o at ing
Mapleknoll Lodge Daily $150/$125
Night $200/$175 nic tables, water, electric, and a charcoal area. Picnic tables, elec
Wkend $325/$300 grill are provided with attached restrooms. tric, and a charcoal grill
Pavilion 3 is adjacent to the main playground
Mapleknoll Cabins Night Addl $25/cabin
area and overlooks the Hudson River. Picnic 27 Campsites are available
A refundable $150.00 Security and Cleaning Deposit tables, water, electric, and a charcoal grill are
Required for Mapleknoll & Cabins combined, for rent. 10 of the sites have
provided with attached restrooms. full water and electric hook
$100 for Mapleknoll only
Campsites Pavilion 4 is the largest and most private ups available and are suitable
County Resident for RVs and other camper
area are adjacent. Picnic tables, water, type vehicles. There are 17
$72 per week electric, and charcoal grills are provided tent sites available with full restroom/shower facilities
with attached restrooms. provided.
$102 per week Athletic Fields
able for all residents including leagues,
$120 per week tournaments, schools, community organi
zations, and businesses.
$150 per week
display, and indoor class/meeting space.
can residents of the area, an impressive native wildlife
Commissioner of Public Works
Michael P. Murphy
programs for residents of all ages. From family hikes and
The Parks Division offers a variety of special event
William R. Steinhaus
www.dutchessny.gov THE “NATURALIST” PROGRAM involves more
survival skills and how to increase awareness of the
THE “INTENSIVE” PROGRAM covers advanced
survival, prehistoric Native American and environmental
SUMMER DAY PROGRAM provides a mixture of
Wilcox Park Making, Tracking, Prehistoric Native American Culture.
weekends. Fees are very reasonable.
Bowdoin Park the weekdays, after school hours, and on some limited
your group’s needs. Programs can be arranged during
members, call us and we will do our best to accommodate
program to provide a hands on learning experience for
we will do our best to develop a program for your troop!
For scout leaders, if you need your members to attain a
program for your needs.
your curriculum and don’t see it in our listed offerings,
If you are a teacher looking for a program to supplement
classes, scout groups, and other community youth
ming through the Department of Public WorksParks
array of nature, historic, and outdoor education program
Dutchess County is pleased to offer its residents a wide