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Recreation & Parks

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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: Special Events, Basketball, Soccer, Cheerleading, Community Center Programs, Fitness, Pre-School program,  Teen Programs, Tennis.

Our Staff

  • Christine Brinckerhoff, Superintendent of Recreation
  • Deborah Sherman, Secretary
  • Raelynn Aviles, Assist Superintendent of Recreation
  • Nicole DeStefano, Program Coordinator
  • John Bianchi, Working Supervisor
  • Kelly Ocasio, Middletown Care Coalition Coordinator

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.

Click here for a list with the location of all our Parks →  Location of City of Middletown Parks


SPRING Soccer & Cheer Clinics:

COST: $40 Residents; $60 Non-Residents [CASH, CHECK, OR MONEY ORDER]
DATES: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 though Saturday, June 17th, 2017 
             (NO Program on Saturday, May 27th, 2017; Memorial Day Weekend)

                K-3rd Soccer & ALL Cheer 10:00am to 11:00am
               4th-6th: 11:15am to 12:15pm

WHERE: Watts Memorial Park
               100-142 Watkins Avenue
               Middletown, NY 10940

                Middletown Recreation Department
               47 Academy Avenue
               Middletown, NY 10940
               8:30am to 4:15pm

**T-SHIRTS included**
***Shin guards and cleats are recommended but NOT mandatory***

Dog Park

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The City of Middletown new Dog Park is located at Maple Hill Park supervised by the Recreation and Parks Department.  Please call 845-346-4180 with questions or concerns.

dogPark 01Hours of Operation:   8:00 a.m. to Dusk

(Hours of operation are subject to change at the discretion of the Superintendent of Recreation & Parks as deemed necessary)

    •  Park Users and Dog Owners assume all risks related to park use
    • The off-leash dog park does not permit children ten (10) years of age and under or dogs under four (4)    months old
    • Children from 11 years of age to 17 years of age must be under adult supervision at all times
    • Area A – Small dogs (30 lbs or less)
    • Area B – All dogs
    • Maximum of three (3) dogs per adult
    • Dogs must be spayed or neutered
    • Dogs must be licensed by the City of Middletown and up-to-date with vaccinations
    • A current license tag must be visible on each dog’s collar
    • Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the off-leash park area
    • Dogs are permitted to be off-leash in the designated fenced area only and the gates must remain closed
    • Owners/responsible parties must carry a leash and maintain control over their dogs at all times while in the park
    • Owners/responsible parties must clean up after their dogs and dispose of dog waste in an
      appropriate container
    • Dogs are prohibited from digging. Any holes created must be filled in by owner before leaving the park
    • No dog treats, human foods or drinks are permitted in the off-leash park
    • No animals other than dogs are permitted within the off-leash park area
    • Dog are not permitted on benches
    • Aggressive and/or threatening dogs are not permitted in the off-leash park unless muzzled and leashed at all times
    • Aggressive behavior, dog bites to person or dogs and/or other such incidents must be reported to the Recreation & Parks Department office at 845-346-4180 Monday-Friday during the hours of 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM or 343-3151 on evenings and weekends.
    • All other Recreation & Parks rules and regulations, as well as, all City of Middletown ordinances apply.

Please click here for the complete set of rules for the Dog Park.


3 & 4 Year Old Preschool Program

Registrations for child to be enrolled in September of 2017 are being accepted. The prgram is for 3 and 4 year olds and emphasizes eye-hand coordination, socialization,creative play and kindergarten readiness. 

Classes are conducted Monday through Friday at the  Michael G. Perkins Community center. We offer either  a Morning Session from 8:30am to 11:30am and an Afternoon Session from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. 

The cost us $120 per month for Middletown Residents and $140 per month for Non-Middleotwn Residents. Monthly tuition is expected to be paid on time to avoid a late fee. 


For More Information: 845-346-4149 for the Classroom or 845-346-4180 for the Main Office

  pdf Preschool 2017-2018 (109 KB)   <- Click Link for Pre-School Application





Junior Police Academy 2017

The police Academy is being held on:

July 17-21(3rd&4th grade), July 31-Aug 4th (5&6th grade) and Aug 7-11th(7th &8th grade).

Parents will need to attach the appropriate letter (depending on age/grade) , as well as the application form, authorization and release, code of conduct, and the medical form.

All of the forms need to be turned into the Parks and Recreations department no later than JUNE 1st with a fee of $75.00.  Any questions please call 845-346-4180.

Parent/guardian needs to carefully read the instructions on the cover sheet.

All applications and information are below:

pdf Police Academy 3rd and 4th Junior Letter 2017-2018 (56 KB)

pdf Police Academy 5 & 6 Junior Letter 2017-2018 (56 KB)

pdf Police Academy 7th & 8th Junior Letter 2017-2018 (70 KB)

pdf Police Academy Application Form (21 KB)

pdf Police Academy Authorization and Release (63 KB)

pdf Police Academy Code of Conduct (61 KB)

pdf Police Academy Medical Form (15 KB)

Spring Special Events

Story Time Come Alive!
Story time come alive is a 45 minute session of interactive story time. You and your child will sit together and hear a story read aloud while being engaged with crafts, snack, and free play. Story Time Come Alive is held weekly on Thursday mornings from 10:00am to 10:45am. The cost is $5.00 per family.  
Questions?  Call 346-4180.

Middletown Recreation Department Bus Trips
We are bringing back Bus Trips to the Middletown Recreation Department! Individuals & families alike are welcomed to participate and take advantage of these opportunities. 
Date, time, and all other specifics are TBA. 
More information to follow via FB & city website. 
Questions?  Call 346-4180.

Soar Into Spring: Bird House Painting & Decorating
$5 per person, must pre-register by Friday, March 10th in the Recreation Office located at 47 Academy Avenue. CASH ONLY.

Event will be held on Tuesday, March 21st from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Mulberry House Senior Center. All ages welcomed. No experience needed. 
CLICK for flyer/registration form -->  Birdhouse Painting & Decorating

Egg Hunt
An Easter Egg Hunt will be held in Fancher-Davidge 
Park on Saturday, April 15th.
 Start time is scheduled for 1:00pm. The first age groups will be 5 years old and younger and the second, 6 to 10 years old. Bring the children out and let them have fun hunting for Easter eggs. This event is free of charge. 
More information to follow via FB & city website. Questions?  Call 346-4180.
CLICK for flyer ---->  Easter Egg Hunt

Art in the Park
This May, Art in the Park is back at the Middletown Recreation Department! Join us this spring at Fancher-Davidge Park for an afternoon of artistic & musical entertainment provided by youth & adults of our area. 
More information to follow via FB & city website. 
Questions?  Call 346-4180.




Little League
Boys & Girls, ages 5 - 18
Season: April through June
Contact: Manny Diaz at 845-313-2609

Babe Ruth Baseball
Boys, ages 13 - 18
Season: May through September
Contact: Daniel Miller at 845-649-1212

O. C. Youth Football
Boys, ages 5 - 13
Season: August - November
Contact: Wendy Rodrigues 845-283-0790

Tennis Courts
Season: May - November
Contact: 845-346-4180






Teen Programs

The Middletown Teen Program is for Middletown Residents ONLY! 


Septetmber through School Ending:
Monday through Thursdays: 6:00pm -9:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Summer gym hours for teens will be:
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Activities will include basketball, indoor soccer, double dutch and more! All participants must have the proper paperwork filed with the Middletown Teen Center Staff before admittance to the Gym Program. All participants MUST follow ALL Rules & Regulations or the will be excluded from the program.

The Teen Center is free of charge for children 11 - 18 years of age. The Teen Center is a safe place for teens to socialize and be able to play pool, ping pong, video games, table games and exercise in our full size gym and the fitness room.

Funds provided by NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Orange County Youth Bureau

Middletown is looking for youth to get involved in their community. The City needs to hear your ideas and concerns for positive programming. Help make Middletown a better place for its youth and families by getting involved with various agencies that could use your new and fresh ideas. Meet people in City Government and let your voice be heard.

There will be special events, programs and trips for those students getting involved in being part of making Middletown a great place for youth.

We meet every month during the school year, September through May, the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the Chambers of City Hall; excluding Mondays where school is OFF. 

For more information on meeting places and events please call the Recreation Department at 346-4180 or "like" us on FaceBook!

"Working together we can achieve anything..."



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Recreation & Parks Upcoming Events

Fri Apr 14 @12:00AM
Office Closed
Sat May 20 @10:30AM - 12:30PM
Second Annual Fairy & Troll Building Workshop
Sat Jun 10 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
'Afternoon at the Park' Youth Art Show