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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 Bertholf, 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

Summer 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.

The Kids Celebration Day 2017
On Saturday, June 17th, 2017, the City of Middletown Police Department will be holding our Annual Kids Celebration (formerly D.A.R.E. Day) at Thrall Park from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The event offers a great opportunity for families to come out and spend a fun day in the park while interacting with members of the communitu. The event is filled with fun, games, and information for children and families. 
Please contact PO Kristen Beebe at 845-343-5066 or kbeebe@middletownpolice.com

A Night at the Movie Summer Series on King Street
Movies start at 8:30pm and are FREE to the public
  June 17th: Toy Story G (1995) 
   July 8th: ET PG (1982)
   July 15th: Willy Wonka PG (1971)

Movies start at 8:00pm and are FREE to the public 
   August 5th: Moana PG (2016) 
   August 17th: Prefontaine PG13 (1997)
   August 26th: Ghostbusters PG (1984)

Summer Movies at Fancher-Davidge Park
Movies start at 8:30pm and is Free to the public
    July 22nd: Space Jam PG (1996)

**Spectators must provide their own blankets/chairs.
***We ask that all children are supervised.

Party in the Park
This FREE event is brought to you by the Middltown Recreation Dept. It will be held on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at Fancher-Davidge Park.
      4:00pm to 7:00pm Activies, DJ, & Yard Games
      4:00pm to 6:00pm  FREE Basketball Skills Clinic
             Ages 8-12  4:00pm to 4:45pm
             Ages 13+   5:00pm to 5:45pm
      6:00pm to 7:00pm  YMCA Zumba
*Special thanks to Middletown YMCA, Attack the Rim Basketball Academy and Foxx Brand Clothing for their sevices.**

Live band will begin at 7:00pm and be followed by the City of Middletown Star's & Stripes Fireworks Spectacular Event at dusk. Concessions will be available for purhcase through Middletown's volunteer Fire Department's.


Cops & Kids Field Day
Join the City of Middletown Recreation Department & Middletown Police Department for our 'Cops & Kids' Field Day this Summer! Enjoy a day filled with food & fun!
*All participants must be accompanied by a parent/guardian*

Where? Fancher-Davidge
When? Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Time? 11:00am to 2:00pm
Who? Youth Entering K through 5th Graders
MUST PRE-REGISTER in Rec Office by Friday, June 30th, 2017

Paint-A-Pot Workshop
Join the Middletown Recreation Dept. & Middletown Senior Center on 
TUESDAY, JULY 18TH, 2017 for a fun-fill family event for all ages! From 5:00PM TO 6:30PM at the MULBERRY HOUSE SENIOR CENTER located at 62-70 WEST MAIN STREET we will paint garden pottery and plant a flower. 
Cost is $5.00 PER PERSON in the form of CASH, CHECK, OR MONEY ORDER



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





Skate Park

Middletown SkatePark 01 1The Middletown Skate Park is located in Erie Way Park at 1-31 Union Street, behind City Hall.

The skate park provides a safe, designated place for wheeled-sport enthusiasts (skateboarders, BMX bike riders, inline skaters, scooter riders and the like) to develop their skills, enjoy the company of their peers and allow enthusiasts to enjoy their sport in a confined, well-developed area.

The skate park is a state-of-the-art, based on the latest skate park design principles and constructed with high-quality materials to ensure durability and longevity.  The Skate Park features a mix of street and transition-style terrain, with elements designed for all age groups and ability levels.

SKATE PARK HOURS:  8:00 a.m. to Sunset

Rules and Regulations

  1. The City of Middletown and its agents are not responsible for any injuries. The Skate Park is UNSUPERVISED and a SKATE-AT-YOUR-OWN-RISK Facility.  Know your ability and Skate Accordingly

  1. ONLY Skateboards, In-Line Skates, Bikes (No Pegs) and Scooters ALLOWED. No Motorized Vehicles.

  1. Protective Equipment (helmets, elbow pads, knee pads, etc.) is strongly recommended to be worn at all times. Use of this park may expose the user to serious injury.

  1. No skating when surface is wet. Inspect skating surface before you begin and remove debris or objects that may prevent a safe ride.  Report any facility damage immediately to the Middletown Recreation & Parks Department at 845-346-4180.

  1. Park surfaces are NOT to be Altered or Waxed.Middletown SkatePark 02 1

  1. NO Food, Beverages, Gum or Smoking allowed in the Skate Park

  1. No Pets allowed in Skate Park.

  1. Abusive/Foul Language and Aggressive Behavior will NOT be Tolerated.

  1. All children under age 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

  1. Failure to adhere to Skate Park Rules & Regulations can result in loss of facility privileges and/or subject to prosecution in Middletown City Court for violating Skate Park Rules.




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

*Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball and Orange County Youth Football are not run through the Middletown Recreation Department* 

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!

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