Parks & Recreation

The Recreation Administration is the administrative branch of the Recreation Department.  It is managed by the Recreation Superintendent, a civil service appointment.  The Recreation Superintendent administers the departmental subsection and recreation programs.

  1. Increased accountability of full time and temporary employees.
  2. Responsible for administration and planning maintenance and supervision of all recreation and parks.
  3. Responsible for coordinating special events on City property and supplying equipment for same.
  4. Responsible for scheduling and docking at Waryas Park.

For park locations, hours of operation, sports programs, and league information please call 845-451-4100

Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program is a great way to ensure that kids get the healthy food they enjoy during the school year, even when schools are not in session. All kids are invited to drop by the many locations in Poughkeepsie for a meal, activities, or both! For information about program locations, download the flyer below:

  Summer Food Service Program Flyer (234.5 KiB, 333 hits)

Pulaski Park Pool

162 Washington Street
Thomas Bell, Pool Manager

Hours of Operation – 2013
Open June 26 through August 21
Open Daily 1-7 pm

Day Passes

  • Adult (14 and over)  $3.00
  • Children (13 and over)  $1.00

Season Passes

  • Adult (14 and over)  $15.00
  • Children (13 and over)  $10.00
  • Family Plan*: $25.00
    • Family Plan is for immediate family members only

Picture ID is required for all pool passes. Please bring a photo with you when applying for a pass.

All children must pass swim test in order to swim in deep end.

Swim Lessons at Pulaski Pool

Free swim lessons are available in 3 sessions beginning Monday, July 1st and running through August 9th.

This program is designed to improve swimming skills, learn water safety, and learn
to be comfortable in the water. Students will partake in numerous water safety and
water skill lessons that will provide them with the knowledge of safe pool use. They will
learn safe water entry and exit strategies as well as basic stroke skills and diving skills
(for upper level swimmers). Students will be placed in classes according to skill level
based on the overall discretion of their instructor.

In order to be accepted into the 2013 Pulaski Swim Lesson Program, the form below must
be completed and turned in prior to the first week of lessons. Applications will be
considered on a first come first serve basis and late applications will not be accepted.
Please understand these regulations as spaces are limited. This is to ensure child
safety in student- instructor ratio. Thank you for your compliance!
Lessons will be given in two week sessions and choice of session will be
first come first serve

  Swim Lesson Program Application (162.1 KiB, 1,179 hits)

Adult swim lessons are available every Saturday, beginning July 6th. Contact Dan Gil, Asst. Pool Manager at 485-4248 or stop by pool to register.

Spratt Park Pool

Spratt Pool Open Swimming

This summer the Town of Poughkeepsie has partnered with the City of Poughkeepsie to run the pool at Spratt Park. Spratt Park is on Wilbur Boulevard just north of Christo’s Restaurant and the McCann Golf Course.

The pool season is June 22-August 18. Open Swim hours are 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Lap Swimming from Noon to 1 PM and from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

The town reserves the right to close the pool during inclement weather and for unsanitary conditions.

Season Pass for Spratt Park Pool

  • Family Season Pass $85.00
    • Includes Parents and all children under 18 residing in a household
  • Adult Season Pass $60.00
  • Child (Under 13) Season Pass $40.00

Sales of season passes will open June 1. Those season passes can be purchased on our website with a credit card. To help offset credit card processing fees, we need to charge a 3.0% fee for credit card transactions.

Daily Pass for Spratt Park Pool (For sale at the pool, cash only)

  • Child (Under 13) $1.00
  • Adult $4.00

Swimming Lessons 2013
The swimming lessons are held at the Spratt Park Pool. Class times are arranged by age. Abilities will be tested on the first day of the session and the learners put into classes according to ability levels. Are lessons are based on the YMCA Learn to Swim Program

Our preschool swim lessons (ages 3-5) now have two options: Regular Lessons and Parent and Me Lessons. For the Parent and Me Classes parents are REQUIRED to participate in the lesson with your child. This means getting in the water with your child. The emphasis is teaching the parent to teach their child.

The Adult Swim Lessons are for 13+. The emphasis for non-swimmers will be to build comfort and confidence in the water that will allow a strengthening of swimming skills. For those who already swim, the emphasis will be on refining their strokes to make swimming a pleasure, not a chore.

Registration opens online on March 1st. To help offset credit card processing fees, we need to charge a 3.0% fee for credit card transactions.

Classes run rain or shine, there are NO makeup classes available

More information or to sign up:

Town of Poughkeepsie Recreation Department
(845) 485-3628

City of Poughkeepsie Skate Park

The City of Poughkeepsie Skate Park is located at:
Waryas Park, 1 Main Street (Google Maps)

The new fee structure and hours of operation for the Skate Park are:

City Resident:$8 – Season Pass
Non-City Resident:$8 – Per Day
$50 – 10 Session Punch Pass
Hours of Operation
Friday-Sunday:2pm – 8pm
2012 Season:June 25 – October 31*
* weather permitting

For additional information about the City of Poughkeepsie Skate Park, please contact the Recreation Department at (845) 451-4100

Parks & Recreation Office Location

DPW Complex
26 Howard Street
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Parks and Recreation Information Desk