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Dutchess County Parks

The Urban Trail Project Survey

Dutchess County is planning a new trail network utilizing the former CSX rail line property within the City & Town of Poughkeepsie. The Urban Trail will offer safe and easy connections to Marist College, and other destinations along Route 9 such as, Quiet Cove Riverfront Park, the Walkway Over the Hudson, WRS Dutchess Rail Trail, and the City's northside neighborhoods. The vision of the Urban Trail is to maximize connections and access for those who walk, run, bicycle, whether for transportation, recreation, or other purposes. Your input is valued and will help the project team understand travel patterns, current barriers to walking and bicycling, potential usage of the future trail, and the types of amenities you think are important. Please take the Urban Trail Project Survey and thanks for your assistance. To learn more about this project visit:

 Senior Picnic at Bowdoin 

Calling all Seniors! On Wednesday, June 30, The Office for the Aging Senior Picnic will be held at Bowdoin Park. Seniors age 60 and over can reserve a spot at the picnic by calling 845-486-2555.

Stay up to date on Dutchess County Parks. 

Hotline # 845-298-4607 for current park information.

Bowdoin Park - Open 7 days a week.  Open 8am - 9pm. Pavilion rentals now open.

Wilcox Memorial Park - Open 7 days a week. Open Weekdays 8am -7pm. Weekends 8:00am - 8:00pm. Camping and pavilion rentals now open.

Harlem Valley Rail Trail, William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail including Empire State Trailway / Maybrook Extension: Open 7 days a week. Please enjoy at your own risk.

Quiet Cove Riverfront Park - Open 7 days a week. 9am-9pm. 

Dutchess Stadium -  Visit: here for ticket information.

Facility use rentals & camping reservations can be made online by setting up a user account. Payment must be received within 7 days by credit card, or by phone 845-298-4600.  Full payment due at booking.

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.

If you have questions, contact the park office during regular business hours of 8:30am-4:30pm at 845-298-4600. We thank you for your continued interest in Dutchess County Parks!


Dutchess County Parks

The primary goal for Dutchess County Parks is to enhance the quality of life for all county residents by providing safe and supportive county services. The Parks Division accomplishes this by operating six active facilities: Bowdoin Park, Wilcox Memorial Park, Quiet Cove Riverfront Park, the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail, and Dutchess Stadium. A wide variety of activities and educational programs are conducted at these facilities including swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking, camping, miniature golf, 27 hole disc golf, pavilion rentals, playgrounds, splash pad, and athletic fields as well as community events.





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

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