Recreation

TOWN OF WASHINGTON RECREATION COMMISSION

35 Merrit Avenue
P O Box 970, Millbrook, NY 12545
Tel (845)677-8278
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-2pm
Email: towrecreation@yahoo.com

Warren McMillan – Recreation & Park Director
Kelly Cassinelli – Assistant Recreation Director
Tom Fiore - Park Caretaker

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Town of Washington Recreation Commission was formed by resolution of the Town of Washington Board effective January 1, 1981 to provide, supervise and coordinate recreational activities and facilities for town residents.

Programs are open to all residents of the Village of Millbrook, Town of Washington, and/or the Millbrook School District.

NEWSLETTER

FORMS

DIRECTIONS

NEW FOR 2011:  WE WILL BE RETURNING TO OUR “OLD” REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS.  WE WILL HOLD REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CAMP ON SATURDAY, APRIL 9 AND SATURDAY, APRIL 16 FROM 9 AM TO NOON.  REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A WALK-IN BASIS BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 11.  THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING FOR SUMMER CAMP IS APRIL 30.  BEGINNING MAY 15, A LATE FEE OF $50 PER CHILD WILL BE ASSSESSED FOR CAMP REGISTRATION.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If I am a resident of the Millbrook Central School District, why do I pay a non-resident fee?

All residents of the Millbrook Central School District are eligible to participate in Town of Washington Recreation programs.  The Town Recreation programs are generously supported by taxes levied by the Town of Washington, not by the School District.  Therefore, if you are a resident of the School District but live outside the boundaries of the Town of Washington, you are considered a non-resident for the purpose of administering Recreation fees.  The non-resident fee is generally $10 - $15 greater than the resident fee.

Why does the Town of Washington no longer offer baseball and softball programs?

The Town of Washington no longer has softball and baseball programs due to declining enrollment.  Despite the efforts of the Recreation Commission and Recreation Personnel (including numerous flyers home, phone calls, etc.) registrations decreased to a point where we could not field more than one team per age group.  Residents who are interested in participating in baseball and softball are encouraged to participate in the Taconic or LaGrange programs.

Why do we have to register so far in advance for some Recreation programs, e.g., soccer?

Registration is required several weeks in advance for soccer as well as basketball and lacrosse because uniforms must be ordered.  Additionally, these sports are made up of multiple teams and age groups and league organization requires advanced planning to establish game schedules.

Why was there a change in the dates of Summer Camp?

Traditionally, Summer Camp began the first Monday following school release.  A suggestion was made by several individuals to delay the start of camp by one week.  We tried that in 2010 and have received no complaints about the revised schedule.

Why doesn’t the Town of Washington offer a full-day Summer Camp?

We recognize that finding full-day child care in the summer can be difficult for families and annually receive comments on camp surveys requesting that full day camp be offered.  Though we would love to provide this service, Department of Health requirements concerning adequate medical staffing make this difficult.  Additionally, the Park and Pool are open to the public in the afternoon which limits the activities we could offer to afternoon campers.

Why does the Town Pool close before Labor Day?

Due to financial constraints, a decision was made in 2008 to close the Town Pool prior to Labor Day.  This was a prudent decision because attendance historically drops off in late August.  Following complaints by Town residents who frequent the Pool, in October 2010, the Recreation Commission decided to extend the 2011 Pool Season.  The Pool will be open from noon to 7 pm daily from June 18 through (and including) August 21 and on August 27, 28, and September 3, 4, and 5, 2011.

Why is the Recreation Commission assessing a late fee?

New in 2011:  If you register after the program deadline, late fees will be assessed.  Financial and organizational decisions are compromised by late registrations.  Adhering to program registration deadlines helps ensure that programs run smoothly.  We hope that assessing a late fee will encourage people to register on-time for Recreation programs.  Late fees are assessed per child per program according to the following fee schedule:  Summer Camp - $50; Lacrosse - $40; and for programs costing $50 or less, a late fee equivalent to 50% of the program fee will be assessed.

 

PROGRAM FEES

Program Resident Non-Resident
"Wacky" Wednesdays $40 $50
"Wind Down" Fridays $40 $50
Dodgeball $50 $60
Kid Fit $40 $50
Community Fit Challange $175($125 for spouse) $190 ($140 for spouse)
Adult Boot Camp $100 $115
Red Cross Babysitter & First Aid Course $90 $105
Youth Basketball $60 $75
Youth Indoor Soccer $40 $50
Lacrosse $85 $100
Youth Soccer $50 $60
Holiday Gingerbread House $13 $13
Radio City Christmas Show $90 $105
Summer Camp $215 $240

 

PROGRAMS FREE OF CHARGE

  • Walking Club
  • Open Basketball for Teens
  • Open Basketball for Adults
  • Family Fun Movie Nights$40
  • Halloween Parade
  • Santa’s Visit to Millbrook
  • Senior Luncheon
  • Twilight Easter Egg Hunt
  • Easter Egg Hunt

PARK & POOL

Location:

Town of Washington Park
3744 Route 44
Mabbetsville, New York
Phone: 845-677-9545

2011 Hours of Operation:

The Park will be open on May 28, 29, and 30 from noon – 7 pm.

Pool:

  • June 4, 5, 11, and 12 from noon – 7 pm
  • June 18 – August 21, daily from noon – 7 pm
  • August 27 and 28 from noon – 7 pm
  • September 3, 4, and 5 from noon – 7 pm

Admission:

Season and daily passes are available for the summer:

Season Pass Fees:

Town Residents   Non-Residents  
Family up to 5 persons $110 Family up to 5 persons $175
Each Additional Family Member $5 Each Additional Family Member $5
Adult $55 Adult $55
Sr. Citizen/Child $50 Sr. Citizen/Child $50
Millbrook Camp Staff $25 Millbrook Camp Staff $25

*Children must be at least 13 years of age to be without an adult at the Pool.  Children ages 13, 14 and 15 may be admitted to the park by themselves, but may NOT be supervising and/or be responsible for a younger child.  Anyone aged 16 or older may care for a child at the Park.*

Daily Pass Fees:

  • Adult - $5
  • Child - $4

TOWN OF WASHINGTON PARK RULES

  1. Listen and obey all the directions and rules that the lifeguards give without question. If you would like to discuss or have a question with a rule, please see the park manager or head lifeguard at the park booth.
  2. Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times while at the park. Children ages 13, 14 and 15 may be admitted to the park by themselves, but may NOT be supervising and or be responsible for a younger child. Anyone aged 16 or older may care for a child at the park.
  3. All non-toilet trained children must wear a ‘swim diaper’ to enter the pool.
  4. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed inside the fenced area.
  5. Be courteous to all patrons, and respect the property of the pool and park as if they were your own.
  6. No running, and/or horseplay is allowed on the docks, diving boards, or ladders.
  7. No swimming under any dock structure.
  8. One person on the diving board at a time, and only one bounce may be taken.
  9. No running dives, back flips or gainers are allowed from the dock or from the diving board.
  10. Swimming aids are not allowed in deep water.
  11. Absolutely no rough horseplay or fighting is to take place in the pool or in the surrounding fenced area.
  12. Only one person is allowed on the slide at a time and only sliding in a forward position is permitted. The next patron must wait at the bottom of the slide ladder.
  13. Hanging on the lap lanes or other ropes is not permitted.
  14. Absolutely no swimming is permitted in the large roped off areas.
  15. Floatation devices are allowed in the shallow roped off area, and under discretion of the lifeguard.
  16. The lifeguard staff reserves all rights to make special requests of patrons when, in their judgement, events occur which may hinder park safety.
  17. Anyone aged 13 and under must pass a swim test in order to utilize the diving board dock. If an individual passed the test in a previous year, it is not necessary to pass again. The swimmer must use a competitive swim stroke with no break during testing.
  18. NO SMOKING IN PLAYGROUND OR IN FENCED IN AREA BY POOL
  19. If you have any questions or comments about the above information, please feel free to consult the Recreation/Park Director at 677-8278.

 

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