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Bowdoin Park

Bowdoin Park is a picturesque 301-acre park located on the banks of the Hudson River, on Sheafe Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie, NY.  Scenic views of the Hudson River, open areas for picnicking, an award-winning handicapped-accessible playground area and a seasonal splash pad are just the beginning of what Bowdoin Park has to offer. Into sports? We offer facilities to play soccer and two softball fields as well as a nationally recognized cross-country race course. Or stroll along more than four miles of well-maintained trails. View the wetland areas from our boardwalks, observe the wildlife, or sit on a bench and enjoy the beauty of the park.

Having an event? Bowdoin Park now offers five pavilions, a community room, two softball fields, two soccer fields, a sand volleyball court, Gaga Ball pit and half-court basketball court, and don’t forget the historic Ellessdie Chapel or the Maple Knoll Lodge, which are perfect for weddings, receptions and holiday parties.


  • 845-298-4600
  • 845-298-4609
  • Parks Department
    Bowdoin Park Office
    85 Sheafe Rd
    Wappingers Falls NY 12590

Bowdoin Park Hours of Operation

January 2 - February 8, 8am-5pm

February 9 - March 9,  8am-6pm

March 10 - April 12, 8am-7pm

April 13 - June 7, 8am-8pm

June 8- July 21, 8am-9pm

July 22 - September 2, 8am-8pm

September 3  - October 13, 8am-7pm

October 14 - November 2, 8am-6pm

November 3- December 31, 8am-5pm

*Closed on November  28 and December 25

Park Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 9am-4:30pm. Park office is closed on ALL Dutchess County observed holidays.


Reservations and Rental Information

Bowdoin Park Trail Maps