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Dutchess County Parks


Earth Awakening Weekend

A Homage to Our Planet event on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 at Bowdoin Park in collaboration with Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County, RiverWinds Gallery and local Hudson Valley artists. Activities will include an art exhibit and paint out (Plein Air) at the park, as well as guided hikes, seed giveaways, book readings, presentations on bee keeping and more! Weekend schedule can be found below under Park News and Updates.

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 - 8pm. Pavilion rentals now open.

Wilcox Memorial Park - Open 7 days a week. Open 8am-6pm. Wilcox Memorial Park reservations open Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

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-8pm. Reservations open Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Dutchess Stadium - Home opener Tuesday, May 11, 2021 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: Dutchess County Parks follows all NYS social distancing 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.

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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