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. Pools are open to City and non-City residents

  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

Pulaski Park Pool

162 Washington Street
Thomas Bell, Pool Manager
(845) 485-4248

Hours of Operation – 2015
June 27, 2015 to August 23, 2015
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 6th.

This program is designed to improve swimming skills, learn water safety and learn to make your child more comfortable in the water.  Your child will be placed by age, ability and experience into a group that is best fitted to meet their needs.  We will try our hardest to accommodate your family’s schedule and find a time that works for you.  With that said, it is important to keep in mind that other factors may require us to change or alter your child’s time and best meet his or her needs.

Please complete the form below for EACH CHILD YOU ARE REGISTERING.  We cannot have multiple children on one form.  EACH CHILD REGISTERED MUST HAVE THEIR OWN FORM.

Applicants will be considered on a first come first served basis and we will have a waiting list if needed.


Lessons are given in a two week session (10 classes) and are forty-five minutes long.  Please be sure to indicate the times you would like to request.

The Poughkeepsie City School District will provide free lunches to all City youth under the age of 18.  Lunch is served at Pulaski Pool beginning approximately 11:30 to 1 pm or until all are served.  We serve about 250 lunches per day.

  Swim Lesson Program Application - Pulaski Pool - 2015

  Aplicacion Para Clases de Nadar

Spratt Park Pool

Kim Bell, Pool Manager
(845) 867-6816

Hours of Operation

Open Saturday, June 27 to Sunday, August 23, 2015

Open Swimming: 1:00pm to 6:30pm daily
Lap Swimming: 12:00pm to 1:00pm & 6:30pm to 7:00pm daily

The City reserves the right to close the pool during inclement weather or unsanitary conditions.

Season Pass for Spratt Park Pool (City Resident)

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

Season Pass for Spratt Park Pool (Non-City Resident)

  • 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

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

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

* Note: Swim Lessons available at Pulaski Pool only

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