Recreation

Tara Burke – Recreation Director
Phone # 658-8198

The Recreation Commission is in charge of all the recreation facilities and parks within the Town of Rosendale. The facilities are constantly being updated and upgraded and we hope that you enjoy all that we have to offer.

 Rosendale Community Center

The grounds of the Rosendale Community Center houses a community center, playground equipment, a baseball/softball field, swimming pool, pavilion, walking track, tennis courts, basketball court, and horseshoe pit.

The Community Center is where most of the Town meetings are held. It is available for rental for private parties or club meetings when not is use for Town functions. An application for use is available at the bottom of the page.  The Community Center is divided into two areas, the “dining room” shown below has round tables that seat five each and the ”great room” has rectangle tables and lots of chairs. It also has a dance floor, all you need is the music. The rooms are separated to accommadate two functions or the divider can be slid back to make one really big room. Accommadations large enough for 200 people.  The building has a large kitchen with ovens, burners, grill, deep fryers, several sinks commercial refrigerator and commercial freezer.

The swimming pool is located in the Community Center complex and is open to the public during the summer for a nominal fee, paid either as a daily rate or a season pass.  Please Note: as of Spring 2012, the pool is closed until further notice.

The Catherine O’Leary Pavilion is adjacent to the pool and open for use by the public. It has approximately 16 picnic tables and park grills are adjacent to it for your use. It is also available for rent should you wish to reserve it for a party.  An application for facility use is available at the bottom of this page.

We hope you take advantage of all the recreational opportunities the Town of Rosendale has to offer. For information on renting one of the facilities, please contact the Recreation Director, Tara Burke at 658-8198. You can download an application for use of the facilities by going to the Document Center on this website. Many of your questions can be answered by reading the application.

Parks

Veteran’s Park is located at the intersection of Routes 213 and 32. Sit in quiet contemplation in the gazebo while gazing upon the waters of the Rondout Creek.

Linear Park is located behind the Red Brick on Main Street. It has lighting and benches that look out to the Willow Kiln Park.

Willow Kiln park is located behind the municipal parking lot off Main Street. Enjoy a picnic on one of the picnic tables or walk across the little bridge.

Rutsen Park is a small area off James Street behind the Youth Center that overlooks the Rondout Creek. Enjoy a cookout on one of the park grills and afterwards walk up the little hill where it joins the Community Center complex.

Here are photos of our Community Center and parks: