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.
- Increased accountability of full time and temporary employees.
- Responsible for administration and planning maintenance and supervision of all recreation and parks.
- Responsible for coordinating special events on City property and supplying equipment for same.
- Responsible for scheduling and docking at Waryas Park.
For park locations, hours of operation, sports programs, and league information please call 845-451-4100
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:
$8 – Season Pass
$8 – Per Day
$50 – 10 Session Punch Pass
|Hours of Operation|
2pm – 8pm
|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
Spratt Park Pool
The Town of Poughkeepsie has partnered with the City of Poughkeepsie to run the pool at Spratt Park. Spratt Park Pool is located on Wilbur Boulevard just north of Christo’s Restaurant and the McCann Golf Course.
The pool season is June 25-August 21. 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
Pool Passes available May 1st
- Family Season Pass – $85.00 (Includes Parents and all children under 18 residing in household)
- Adult Season Pass – $60.00
- Child (Under 13) Season Pass – $40.00
Daily Pass for Spratt Park Pool
- Child Under 13 – $1.00
- Adults – $4.00
Swimming lessons are held at Spratt Park Pool. There are eight, 45 minute classes per session. 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.
New this year: Parent and Me Lessons and Adult Swim Lessons.
Our preschool swim lessons (ages 3-5) are now Parent and Me Lessons. Parents are REQUIRED to participate in the lesson 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.
Classes run rain or shine, there are NO makeup classes available.
Register at the Town of Poughkeepsie Recreation Department website:www.PoughkeepsieTownRec.com
Pulaski Park Pool
162 Washington Street
Thomas Bell, Pool Manager
Hours of Operation
Open June 23 through August 19
Open Daily 1-7 pm
- Adult (14 and over) $3.00
- Children (13 and over) $1.00
- 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 session throughout the season. Contact Dan Gil, Asst. Pool Manager at 485-4248 or stop by pool to register.
Swim Lesson Program Application (158.8 KiB, 569 hits)
Poughkeepsie City Schools Free Lunch Program at Pulaski Pool
The Free Lunch Program runs Monday, June 25 through Friday, August 19, weekdays only. (no lunches served on weekends)
Lunches typically arrive around 11:30am and are served while they last, on first-come, first-served basis.
Parks & Recreation Office Location
26 Howard Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Information Desk