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


FALL EVENTS


 

Join us October 14, 2018 Noon-4pm at Freedom Park for a Fall Harvest Festival.
Don't miss this memorable autumn afternoon with family and friends...vendors, demonstrations, farm fun zone, farm education, petting zoo, kid’s activities, costume parade, crafts, games, band, horse drawn wagon rides, food, fun and more! Rain date: 10/21 Click here for details or to become a vendor



WOMEN'S ENRICHMENT SERIES



Women's Enrichment Series Details Get information on these informative workshops here.
Women's Workshop Registration Form Register for one, or all three for a discount, at the Recreation Office.

 



WINTER PROGRAMS


LaGrange Ski Club/Ski Thunder Ridge  - Develop a love for winter sports by learning to ski or snowboard.  If you already ski, take advantage of the discounts offered through the LaGrange Ski Club in January 2019. 

2019 SKi Club Details are here!Registrations begin October 1st at the recreation office. See below for details:

2019skiclubflyer.pdf
2019SkiClubmembershipform.pdf

 
We are excited to announce the FIRST Town of LaGrange Holiday Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday, November 24th at 6:30pm. This festive parade will take place along our business corridor starting out from Arlington High School. If your business or group is interested in participating with with a festive float, please contact us! Please see the guidelines and application here.
 
 
Ice Skating - Freedom Park Ice Skating rink will open in January 2019! 
 
 
Thank you for a great Fairy House Building Workshop and Fairy Walk
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.

 
 
 
GENERAL


Facility Use Permit Application   Book your summer party at one of our beautiful pavilions at Freedom Park beginning January 16, 2018!
Facility Use Rules and Guidelines

Use of Town Roads Guidelines & Policy - update coming soon

      
 DAY CAMP - FREEDOM PARK
Thank you for another memorable summer! 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 2018
Day Camp Health Form 2018
CIT Program Information
CIT Program Application
2018 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 2018* - Lake passes go on sale Monday, April 2, 2018 and must be purchased in person at the Recreation Department.
Freedom Lake 2018 Rates, Hours & Birthday Parties
2018 General Swimming Rules and Regulations

2018 Swimming Lessons Information
Freedom Park General Rules
Freedom Lake Swim Team Registration 2018
Resident Birthday Party Application 2018
*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 - 2018 schedule will be available Monday, April 2, 2018.
See FREEDOM LAKE AT FREEDOM PARK section above for information


LIFEGUARD TRAINING - FREEDOM PARK - Registration begins February 1, 2018
CPR Recertification Challenge Course 2018
Lifeguard Training Recertification 2018
Lifeguard Waterfront Training 2018

SWIM TEAM - FREEDOM LAKE
See FREEDOM LAKE AT FREEDOM PARK section above for information.  Before June 22, 2017, register at the LaGrange Recreation Office, Town Hall. On or after June 22, register at the first practice attended at Freedom Lake.

BASKETBALL CLINIC - Noxon Road Elementary School/Vail Farm Elementary School
Basketball Clinic Registration Form 2018 - Please note the new location for Group B.  Group B will now meet at Vail Farm Elementary School.


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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