Parks & Recreation

Welcome

With five parks, numerous trails and a beautiful creek traversing through town, we are sure you will find many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. We encourage you to follow our website and facebook page for updates and information about programs and events. From summer concerts to seasonal festivals and sporting events, we hope you find time to make memories with your family and friends.

We continue to work toward expanding our programming. We are open to suggestions on what you would like to see from your recreation department. Please contact us…some of the best programs come from your ideas. 

See you in the parks,

Sandy Washburn
Director

 

 

PARKS

The following town parks offer recreational activities within the Town of LaGrange. See the listing of parks below. Please remember that no dogs are allowed in the parks.


 

Town of LaGrange Parks

  • Freedom Park - 212 Skidmore Road, Pleasant Valley, 12569
  • LaGrange Park - 1392 Noxon Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540
  • Stringham Park - 78 Stringham Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540
  • Overlook Park - 36 Knights Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  • MacGhee Park - 26 MacGhee Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
     

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Stringham Park Expansion Project
 

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on May 10, 2018 with County Executive Molinaro and Senator Sue Serino, in honor of the newly expanded and enhanced Stringham Park playground.

This project was made possible by the receipt of a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $100,000 and an additional $67,000 from the parks capital project fund in the Town of LaGrange.

The enhancements and additions include several new pieces of equipment: glider, ten spin, swing bays, inclusive swing seat, bumblebee rider, climber, Alex's Lemonade Stand, musical instruments, and sensory panels, as well as poured in place rubber surfacing. We have a few more special things planned for this area so stay tuned!
 

 

Employment Application

 

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES - Programs and activities are offered in the following areas below. Click on the links for the on-line forms for each program. Instructions can be found on each form, should you have any questions please contact Recreation at 845-452-1972 or Email: recreation@lagrangeny.gov The on-line forms are provided in Adobe PDF format.

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

 

Due to overhemling response the American Girl Tea Party has been sold out! Please see the author's website for more potential program dates and locations.

 


WINTER PROGRAMS


Skating Rink at Freedom Park

Click here for Freedom Park Ice Skating information & rules...
 
SPRING PROGRAMS
Open to LaGrange residents and their families. Children age 10 and under can participate in hunt. Please bring baskets or a bag. Eggs to be returned at redemption table. Egg Hunt starts promptly at 1:15pm
 
Click here for fairy letter stationary...
 
 

PAST EVENTS


  • Walkway Marathon - Weekend of June 10 & 11, 2017
  • Kid's Fishing Day - Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9am-2pm
  • Community Day - Saturday, June 17, 2017 from noon - 10:30.  Thanks to all who stopped by to celebrate LaGrange and to the vendors who helped to make the day a success.  We appreciate your participation!!!
  • Fall Festival - Sunday, October 15, 2017 (Rain Date:  Sunday, October 22, 2017)  Thank you to everyone who made the day memorable.  Hope you enjoyed your time at the festival!!!
  • Tree Lighting - Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 4:15pm.  Thanks to all who came out and made this event a success!!!
  • Holiday Centerpiece Workshop- Look for information about exciting workshops offered spring 2018!!!!
  • Community Bonfire - Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Thank you for everyone who came out to enjoy the first Town of LaGrange Community Bonfire and Winter Fun Day! We are already looking forward to next years event.
  • Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 24, 2018. Thank you for an egg-cellent day, the Easter Bunny will return to Freedom Park next year!
  • Family Fishing Day - Sunday, April 29, 2018. Thank you to the Dutchess County Federation of Fish and Games Clubs & NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for sponsoring this fun family event.
  • I Love My Park Day: Kindess Rocks Project. Saturday, May 5, 2018. Thank you for spreading kindness with the inspirational rocks you painted!  
  • LaGrange Community Day 2018 Saturday, June 16th, 12:00pm-10:00pm Freedom Park Thank you to our proud business and organization sponsors! View a list of our sponsors here... 
  • Sunday, June 24th, Nashville Drive 6:30-8:30pm - Country Nights Summer Kick-off Party! Cancelled due to weather - check back for re-schedule.
  • Sunday, July 1st, The Differents  6:30-8:30pm.
  • Sunday, July 8th Lucky House 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sunday, July 15th**Good Ol’ Summertime Old Fashioned Lawn Party Poughkeepsie New Yorkers and Mad Hatter Chorus 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sunday, July 22nd The Ceesar Band 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sunday, July 29th So. Dutchess Concert Band 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sunday, August 5th Nashville Drive 6:30-8:30pm - Our Summer Concert Series at Freedom Park is now over. A big THANK YOU to all of our fabulous bands, as well as those who came out to enjoy them!  Please stay in touch for exciting new changes and additions to the 2019 Summer Concert Series Schedule.
  • Saturday, August 18th, 8:00pm Movie in the Park Lego Ninjago Movie(PG) - Cancelled due to rain.
  • 2019 SKi Club Details are here!Registrations begin October 1st at the recreation office.
  • Sunday, October 14, 2018 Noon-4pm Fall Harvest Festival. Thank you for an amazing day. (look for a video on our youtube channel)
  • Women's Enrichment Series
  • The Inaugural LaGrange Holiday Festival of Lights Parade 2018 - It wasn't easy getting the first ever parade scheduled, with the crazy weather and all, but it happened Saturday, Dec. 8 and we are thankful to all participants making this a successful first! We are already looking forward to next year. Please be sure to SAVE THE DATE... Saturday, December 14, 2019 (look for a video on our youtube channel) for the video on youtube!)
  • Saturday, January 26th Community Bonfire and Winter Fun Day at Freedom Park. Thank you for coming out to celebrate winter in LaGrange with friends, neighbors and Parks and Recreation. (look for a video on our youtube channel)

 
 
 
GENERAL


Facility Use Permit Application   Book your summer party at one of our beautiful pavilions at Freedom Park beginning January 22, 2019!
Facility Use Rules and Guidelines

Use of Town Roads Guidelines & Policy - update coming soon

      
 DAY CAMP - FREEDOM PARK


Please note in 2019 LaGrange Day Camp registrations will begin in APRIL

Please mark the following dates for the in-person registration nights:

  • Resident Registration begins Thursday, April 4, 2019 between 6:30 - 8pm at Town Hall.  Daily beginning April 4th.
  • Eligible Non-Resident registration begins Thursday, April 11 2019 between 6:30 - 8pm at Town Hall. Daily beginning April 12th.
     

Day Camp Information Sheet 2019
Day Camp Health Form 2019
CIT Program Information
CIT Program Application

2019 Day Camp Registration Card* - Registration cards must be filled out in the Recreation Office. 
*This program requires proof of residency and/or has limited space, please contact recreation for registration information.


FREEDOM LAKE AT FREEDOM PARK
Freedom Lake Pass Application 2019* - Lake passes go on sale Monday, March 4, 2019 and must be purchased in person at the Recreation Department. Purchase before May 3, 2019 to get an early bird discount.
Freedom Lake 2019 Rates, Hours & Birthday Parties
2019 General Swimming Rules and Regulations

2019 Swimming Lessons Information
Freedom Park General Rules
Freedom Lake Swim Team Registration 2019

Resident Birthday Party Application 2019
*A Freedom Lake Pass requires proof of residency.  A Freedom Lake Pass requires proof of residency and photo ID.  Please visit the recreation office to obtain your Freedom Lake pass.

SWIMMING LESSONS - FREEDOM LAKE - 2019 schedule will be available shortly please check back.
See FREEDOM LAKE AT FREEDOM PARK section above for information


LIFEGUARD TRAINING - FREEDOM PARK - Registration begins February 1, 2019
CPR Recertification Challenge Course 2019
Lifeguard Training Recertification 2019
Lifeguard Waterfront Training 2019

SWIM TEAM - FREEDOM LAKE
See FREEDOM LAKE AT FREEDOM PARK section above for information. 
Before June 21, 2019, register at the LaGrange Recreation Office, Town Hall, 452-1972. On or after June 21, register at the first practice attended at Freedom Lake.


BASKETBALL CLINIC - Noxon Road Elementary School/Vail Farm Elementary School
Basketball Clinic Registration Form 2019


SPECIAL NEEDS SPORTS INFORMATION
Special Needs Sports Programs

 

LEAGUES/TEAMS - LaGrange offers leagues and teams in a wide range of sports:

 

.pdf format, Adobe Reader required (free download):

 

 


 

Town of LaGrange, New York

Town Hall
120 Stringham Road
LaGrangeville, NY 12540

Phone:   845-452-1972
Email:   swashburn@lagrangeny.gov

Sandy Washburn - Parks & Recreation Director
Sharon Beale - Recreation Assistant
Donna Iannacchino - Recreation Marketing Assistant


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