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Wilcox Memorial Park

This 614-acre park is located in northern Dutchess. The park showcases rolling hills, vast woodlands and open pasture landscapes. Offering passive and active recreation, this site is open 7 days a week.

Park Amenities Include:

  • Basketball court & ball fields
  • Birdwatching
  • Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
  • 27 camp sites (10 rv 17 tent)
  • 11 miles of hiking trails 
  • Fishing*
  • Flush Toilets
  • Pavilion Rentals 
  • Paddle and rowboat rentals*
  • Swimming Lake*
  • Sprayground*
  • Professionally rated 27-hole Disc Golf Course

*NOTE: The swimming lake will be open for the 2024 season starting June 1st. Regular hours for the lake will be 11am-5pm, weekends only for the month of June. Sprayground opening has been delayed - stay tuned for updates! All water operations are dependent on staffing, weather, and water quality. No gate fee to enter the park.

Reservations are required for use of pavilions, campsites and to host Disc Golf tournaments and leagues.


 2024 Wilcox Park Hours 

January 2 - March 31 8:00am to 4:00pm (7 days a week)
April 01 - May 05  8:00am to 6:00pm (7 days a week)
May 06 - September 01  8:00am to 7:00pm (Weekends until 8:00pm)
September 02 - October 06 8:00am to 6:00pm (Weekends until 7:00pm)
October 07 - December 31  8:00am to 4:00pm (7 days a week)

Willcox Memorial Park will be closed for the following holiday's: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. 

Main Park Office is closed on all Dutchess County observed holidays.

Physical Address: Wilcox Memorial Park, Route 199, Milan, NY
*Closest GPS address to Wilcox Memorial Park is 1737 Rte. 199 Stanfordville NY 12581. Wilcox Phone: 845-758-6100, Fax: 845-758-4173. 

Main Park Office: 845-298-4600 8:30AM - 4:30PM. 


27-hole Disc Golf Course- Open daily. Free to play. (download .pdf map)
Hiking TrailsWilcox Park Trail Map (.pdf)

Camping- Advance Registration is required. "Quiet Hours" are 10pm-7am daily. Registered campers must bring approved permit with them. WALK-IN CAMPING is not allowed. Please call park office at 845-298-4600 Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm or explore campground and pavilion availability online and download our Forest Acres Campground map (.pdf) Credit card payments only. No outside firewood is allowed.

Scout Camping- Our group camping area is a rustic site reserved for only organized Scout groups. Please call the park office for more information.

Pavilions- The park has three covered pavilions for rent and come with picnic table seating. Wilcox Park is a popular place for company picnics, family reunions, birthday parties and other events. Pavilion B has convenient access to the playground and ballfield, Pavilion C overlooks the park and beach, has kitchen facilities and attached bathrooms as well as designated parking, Pavilion D is closest to the main parking lot and boating lakes.

Boat Rentals- Paddle and row boats are available for rent on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) Memorial Day through Labor Day. No outside boats, kayaks, or stand-up paddle (SUP) boards. Paddle Boats: $5 per boat for half hour. Row Boats: $5 per boat for one hour

Swimming & Sprayground - Staffing, weather and water quality dependent. The Lakefront will be open 11am-5pm weekends only for the month of June. Sprayground opening delayed until further notice due to mechanical issues with water safety feature. Follow Dutchess County Parks on Facebook for current updates.