Hydrant Flush on Park Avenue & Smith Street

The Water Department will be working on hydrants located on Park Avenue and Smith Street today, Thursday, July 3.  The hydrants on Park Avenue will be opened for an extended period of time to be monitored by City personnel.  Addresses local to the area may experience low water pressure and slight water discoloration.  Any questions can be directed to City of Poughkeepsie Water Department at (845) 451-4111.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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Montgomery Street Closed for Road Work

Central Hudson contractor Precision Pipeline is working in the area of Montgomery Street, between Academy Street and Market Street. This section of Montgomery Street will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, June 30 and will continue through Thursday, July 3. Work zones and flaggers are in place. Emergency vehicles and local traffic will be accommodated.

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City Pool Season Begins on Saturday, June 28

The City Pool season begins on Saturday, June 28 at Pulaski Park Pool and Spratt Park Pool. Swim lessons are available at each facility.

Pulaski Park Pool

162 Washington Street
Thomas Bell, Pool Manager

Hours of Operation – 2014
June 28 to August 24, 2014
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 7th to August 15th.

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 2014 Pulaski Swim Lesson Program, this form 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 Application’s 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 – Pulaski Pool (158.7 KiB, 362 hits)

Spratt Park Pool

Kim Bell, Pool Manager

Spratt Pool Open Swimming

Spratt Park is located on Wilbur Boulevard just north of Christo’s Restaurant and the McCann Golf Course.

The pool season is June 28 to August 24, 2014. 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

Spratt Park Swim Lessons 2014

  • The City of Poughkeepsie, under the direction of Kayla Roberts will run swim lessons at Spratt Park Pool for the summer of 2014.  Lessons will begin on Monday, July 7th and run for seven one week sessions.  The cost of each session is $30 per week, per child.
  • Age groups will be 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15.
  • The swim instructors and swim director will have final say in all placements.  Swim placement will be according to age and swimming ability.
  • Each weekly session will be held Monday through Friday.  There will not be lessons on Saturday.
  • Lessons will be held rain or shine.  Lessons will not be held during thunder or lightning.
  • Sign up will be on a first come first served basis.
  • Lessons are open to city and non city residents.  Applications will be available at the pool and must be handed in by the Thursday prior to the week lessons are held.  

  Swim Lesson Program Application – Spratt Park Pool (159.7 KiB, 267 hits)

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Summer Food Service Program – Free Summer Meals for Youth in Poughkeepsie

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

Promoting summer feeding sites in your community is one of the most important things you can do to ensure no child goes hungry this summer. The more parents, children, and teenagers know about where sites are located, the more children will come to eat.

All kids & teens 18 years and younger can receive a nutritious meal for FREE during the summer!

  • It’s Free: Kids eat free meals and families save money.
  • It’s Easy: No residency or citizenship rules, no registration, and no forms to fill out. Any kid can receive a free meal this summer.
  • It’s Fun: There will be occasional events & activities at the lunch site.
  • It’s Good Food: A nutritious meal is served

Free meals are served Monday through Friday. For a complete list of locations and for additional information about outreach events, download the flyers below:

  2014 SFSP Locations in Poughkeepsie (137.9 KiB, 335 hits)

  2014 SFSP Outreach Event at Pulaski Pool - July 11 (306.9 KiB, 375 hits)


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Hydrant Testing Locations – Week of June 30

This notice is to all residents of the City of Poughkeepsie who utilize City water –

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department will be servicing and testing the City fire hydrant system (weather permitting).  This system is directly linked to the drinking water supply.

Be further advised that during the testing period, the water is safe, but should be run until it is clear; use caution when doing white laundry-it is recommended that you should wait a twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48)  hour period after the testing has been completed in the vicinity of your neighborhood.


  • Rose Street
  • North Cherry Street
  • Thompson Street
  • Clinton Square
  • Mill Street between North Clinton Street & North Hamilton Street
  • Winnikee Avenue between Harrison Street & Bement Avenue


  • Mansion Street from Corlies Avenue to Lawrence Road
  • Fitchett Street
  • Arnold Road from Milton Street to Corlies Avenue
  • Lawrence Road
  • Jewett Avenue
  • North White Street


  • Hudson Avenue
  • Howard Street including the Department of Public Works
  • Fallkill Avenue
  • Weed Street
  • Smith Street between VanKleek Drive & Little George Street
  • VanKleek Drive


  • Bartlett Street
  • DuBois Avenue
  • Smith Street from VanKleek Drive to Cottage Street
  • Oakley Street
  • EFCO Bakery Warehouse
  • Cottage Street from Allen Place East to Dead-End
  • Winnikee Avenue between Cottage Street & Mansion Street
  • Morgan Avenue


  • No Testing – July 4th Holiday
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Holiday Schedule – Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day (Friday, July 4, 2014), the following services will be closed or suspended:

  • City Hall & City Court: Closed Friday, July 4. Reopens Monday, July 7.
  • Transfer Station: Closed Friday, July 4 & Saturday July 5. Reopens Monday, July 7.
  • Bus Service: Suspended. Service resumes Saturday, July 5.
  • Sanitation: No garbage or recycling pickup on Friday, July 4. Service resumes Monday, July 7, as scheduled.

  2014 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule (36.0 KiB, 1,582 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders (833.4 KiB, 614 hits)

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Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Image of FireworksThe City of Poughkeepsie will host the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on Friday, July 4th at dusk (approx. 9:20pm).  The best places to view the show are from Waryas Park (free), The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (tickets required), or the Walkway Over the Hudson (tickets required).

Waryas Park will be closed to vehicles beginning at 2pm on Friday, July 4th.

Free parking is available in all municipal lots during the event. On-street metered parking is free after 6pm. Handicap parking is available in the small lot on Main Street, adjacent to Waryas Park and River Station.

Rain Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014

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Montgomery Street Closed for Construction

Precision Pipeline, a Central Hudson contractor, will be working in the area of Montgomery Street, between Academy Street and Market Street, for today June 25. This section of Montgomery Street will be closed during construction. Work zones and flaggers are in place.

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Shopper’s Special Bus Route Out of Service Today

Due to mechanical issues, the Shopper’s Special Bus Route will be out of service today, Wednesday, June 25.

For alternate service to destinations along the suspended route, please visit the Dutchess County LOOP website:


For additional information about the City of Poughkeepsie Bus System, please visit: http://www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com/departments/dpw/busservice

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HDLPC Meeting – June 25, 2014

The Historic District & Landmark Preservation Commission will meet on June 25, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall (62 Civic Center Plaza).

  HDLPC Agenda - June 25, 2014 (52.0 KiB, 245 hits)

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