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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 and a seasonal splash pad 
  • 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: Dutchess County Parks follows all current COVID-19 safety guidelines. We encourage everyone to wear your face mask whenever you cannot maintain a 6-foot distance with others, please continue to follow all updated guidance, wash your hands regularly and be aware of COVID related signage. Our priority is to keep our park visitors and staff healthy. We appreciate your support.


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

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