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Recreation & Parks Contact Info


Thomas E. Elwood


phone icon (845) 346-4180
fax icon (845) 344-2918
email icon Email
house Michael G. Perkins Community Center
     47 Academy Avenue
     Middletown, NY 10940

Office Hours 
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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Recreation and Parks Department works year round to provide a wide range of safe and accessible recreational facilities and leisure time programs for participants of all ages. Whatever your interest may be, you can always find an activity or a special event to enhance your quality of life. Year round programs include: Basketball, Cheerleading, Community Center Programs, Gymnastics, Fitness, Pre-School program, Swim Team, Teen Programs, Tennis, Volleyball, Drama, Music and Dance.

Our Staff

  • Thomas E. Elwood, Superintendent
  • Christine Brinckerhoff, Assistant to the Superintendent
  • Deborah Sherman, Secretary
  • Raelynn Aviles, Program Coordinator
  • John Bianchi, Working Supervisor

The City of Middletown has thirteen parks available that can accommodate baseball, basketball, bicycling, cooking, fishing, football, horse shows, outdoor concerts, ice skating, jogging, picnics, playground activities, soccer, swimming, tennis, walking or just relaxing with the family or friends.Reservations for park facilities can be made by calling our office at least thirty days in advance. Reservations for the picnic pavilions in Fancher-Davidge, Ben & Paula Amchir Park, & Maple Hill are accepted beginning in January to reserve for dates of May 15th through Oct 15th of each year. A small fee is required. Revocable Permits are also issued for other requested use of City park property. Our Professional Staff look forward to serving you.

Soccer/Cheerleading Clinic

Sign up NOW for our Soccer/Cheerleading Clinic, which will be held at Watts Memorial Park soccer fields starting on Sunday, May 11, 2014 and ending on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 10:00am - 11:00am for children grades Kindergarten - 3rd grade.  See attached registrations forms or call 845-346-4180 for more information! 

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2014-2015 Middletown Recreation Pre-School Program

The Middletown Recreation Pre-School is now accepting applications for the 2014 - 2015 school year.  The 3 year old program attends class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am - 11:30am or 12:30pm - 3:00pm.  The 4 year old program attends classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am - 11:30am or 12:30pm - 3:00pm.  See attached applications or call 845-346-4149 for more information. 

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2014 Sports Camp

Sign up NOW for the 2014 Middletown Recreation Sports Camp!  Sports Camp will have five (5) sessions this year starting the week of June 30, 2014.  The 2014 Sports Camp will be located at the Monhagen Middle School, 555 County Rte. 78, Middletown, New York.  Sports Camp is for boys and girls ages 6-13; and all activities will be offered according to each camper's level of ability.  Camp Hours are 8:30am - 3:00pm, Monday - Friday, rain or shine.  A "Latchkey" program is offered daily from 3:00pm - 5:00pm for an additional fee.  See attached registration and medical form or call 845-346-4180 for more details!

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2014 Little People Playtime

Sign up NOW for the 2014 Little People Playtime.  Little People Playtime is for boys and girls, 4, 5 & 6 years of age.  See attached or call 845-346-4180 for more details! 

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2014 Counselor-In-Training Program

Sign up now for the 2014 Counselor-In-Training Program.  See attached or call 845-346-4180 for more details!

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2014 Swim Lessons

Sign up NOW for the 2014 Swim Lessons Program, space is limited!   See attached or call 845-346-4180 for more details!

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2014 Cheerleading Camp

Sign up NOW for the 2014 Cheerleading Camp!  See attached or call 845-346-4180 for MORE details!

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Recreation & Parks Upcoming Events

Wed Mar 12 @ 7:30PM -
Recreation Commission Meeting
Wed Apr 09 @ 7:30PM -
Recreation Commission Meeting
Sat Apr 19 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Easter Egg Hunt
Wed May 14 @ 7:30PM -
Recreation Commission Meeting
Wed Jun 11 @ 7:30PM -
Recreation Commission Meeting
Sat Jun 14 @ 8:30AM - 12:00PM
All American Fishing Derby