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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

2021 Bowdoin Park Hours of Operation

Currently operating under New York State COVID-19 guidelines. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. By following CDC Sanitary Guidelines, we keep each other safe. All visitors must wear a face covering or mask when unable to maintain social distancing.

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