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Wilcox Memorial Park

Located in the Town of Milan, tucked in northern Dutchess County, this park is a delight to all who venture onto its 615 acres. Formerly the estate and farm of Mrs. Frederick P. Wilcox, its 18th century complex of farm buildings still stand today. This family friendly park boasts two lakes at its center. Popular activities include a 27 hole Disc Golf course, fishing, swimming, paddle and row boats for rent, full size basketball court, bird watching, picnicking, camping, and more than 5 miles of hiking or cross-country skiing.  Wilcox Park Trail Map (.pdf)

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in ALL Dutchess County Parks.

January 2 - April 10 (Open Daily) 9:00am - 4:00pm
 April 11- May 8 8:00am - 6:00pm
May 9 - September 7 (Monday to Friday) 8:00am - 7:00pm
May 9- September 7- Saturdays and Sundays 8:00am - 8:00pm
September 8 - October 12 (Monday to Friday) 8:00am - 6:00pm
September 8 - October 12 (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00am - 7:00pm
October 13 - October 31 (Monday to Friday) 8:00am - 4:00pm
October 13 - October 31 (Saturday and Sunday)) 8:00am - 6:00pm
November 1 - December 31 (Open Daily) 8:00am - 4:00pm

Dutchess County Wilcox Memorial Park, Route 199, Milan, NY
Phone: 845-758-6100 fax 845-758-4173

(closest GPS address is 1639 Rte. 199 Stanfordville NY 12581)

2020 Wilcox Park Hours - Open 7 days * except noted holiday dates below. 

*The park is closed on the following days:
January 1, 2020 and January 20, 2020
February 12, 2020 and February 17, 2020
November 26, 2020
December 25, 2020

Park Office Hours: 9:00AM-4:00PM* weekdays.  Office is staffed seasonally April - October. Out of season please call the Bowdoin Park office 845-298-4600. Park office is closed on all Dutchess County observed holidays.

Call Parks office for updates
Wilcox Park: 845-758-6100

Activities and Dates

27-hole Disc Golf Course
Open daily. Discs are available for use or bring your own to play. Free to play. (download .pdf map)

With four covered pavilions, Wilcox Park is a popular place for company picnics, family reunions, birthday parties and other events. Pavilion A features privacy as well as easy access to the horseshoe court, Pavilion B has convenient access to the playground and ball field, Pavilion C overlooks the park and swimming beach and has kitchen facilities and attached bathrooms as well as designated parking, Pavilion D is closest to the swimming and boating lakes.

Please see our entrance fee policy for all pavilion guests.

Please Note: Campers should check in by 1:00pm. Permits will be requested by park staff. No outside firewood is permitted.

Our 27-site family campground is open May through September and feature RV/trailer sites with water and electric hook-ups or tent sites. See our camping schedule. Reservations are made online.

Our group camping area is a rustic site reserved for organized Scout groups. Please call the park office at 845-298-4601 or 845-758-6100 for more information.

Memorial Day through Labor Day- Weekends only from May 23 until June 21. Starting June 22, 2020, Lakes will be open for swimming and boating 5 days a week (Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) until August10. August 1 to Sept 7 weekends only

Guests can enjoy the swimming lake and picnic grounds starting in mid-June. See our swimming lake season schedule for when the sand beach will be staffed with lifeguards and the bathhouse will be open. Accessibility features including sand and floating wheelchairs and a wheelchair mat across the sand are available. Sorry, no fishing or boating is allowed on the main swimming lake and no outside boats or firewood is allowed.

Hiking and Cross-Country Skiing
Wilcox Park features more than 5 miles of hiking trails including a scenic overlook of Stissing Mountain and the Catskills.

In winter, enjoy cross-country skiing and snow shoeing.