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Bowdoin Park

Bowdoin Park is a picturesque 301-acre park located in Southern Dutchess County. This park has amazing views overlooking the Hudson River, and is a perfect venue to host your next gathering or event.

Park facilities include:

  • Picnic areas
  • Playground area
  • Seasonal Splash Pad Open daily 10 am -7 pm (Weather Permitting)  
  • Soccer fields, two softball fields and a sand volleyball court
  • Gaga ball pit
  • Nationally recognized cross-country course that utilizes the parks well-maintained hiking trails
  • Wetland observation areas

Having an event? Bowdoin Park also has a variety of rental accommodations which include:

  • Five pavilions
  • Community Auditorium room 
  • Ellessdie Chapel
  • Maple Knoll Lodge

Reservations are required to use any of the facilities. Please see rental links for additional information.  

COVID19 UPDATE: Current CDC guidelines should be followed when visiting any Dutchess County Park.  We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued cooperation.


2021 Bowdoin Park Hours of Operation

Park & Trail Hours

2021 Dates


January 2- February 12

8:00 am to 5:00pm

February 13- March 13

8:00am to 6:00pm

March 14 – April 9

8:00am to 7:00pm

April 10 – June 4

8:00am to 8:00pm

June 5- July 25

8:00am to 9:00pm

July 26 – September 6

8:00am to 8:00pm

September 7  - October 3

8:00am to 7:00pm

October 4 –October 31

8:00am to 6:00pm

November 1 – December 31

8:00am to 5:00pm

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