Thomas Bull Memorial Park

Pond with trees in background at Thomas Bull Memorial Park


211 State Route 416
Montgomery, NY 12549

Administrative Office:
(845) 615-3830

Park Maintenance Building:
(845) 457-4914

Stony Ford Golf Course:
(845) 457-4949


The second largest developed facility in the County Parks system, featuring year-round activities for all ages. From toddlers to senior citizens, this facility will meet both your active and passive recreation interests.


Thomas Bull Park - Skea Lodge, 18 Hole Golf Course, Driving Range, Banquet Facility, Pro Shop, Tennis Courts, Boat House, Ball Fields, Horse Riding Area/Stables, 5-Acre Pond, Fishing, Picnic Shelters, Picnic Tables, Benches, Exercise Area, Arboretum, Playgrounds, Volleyball Courts, Horseshoe Pits, Hill-Hold Historic Museum, Comfort Stations and Parking.

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The Thomas Bull Memorial Park currently spans over 719-acres. The development of the park was initiated in 1965, with the acquisition of four dairy farms, resulting in the construction of a picnic grove, an 18-hole championship golf course to be named Stony Ford Golf Course and The Lodge clubhouse. In 1965, the park was officially renamed the Thomas Bull Memorial Park, after one of the earliest settlers in the County. The County Legislature approved the re-naming of Orange County Park after descendants of Thomas Bull donated the adjacent 189-acres of land and the historic 18th century homestead known as Hill Hold to the County.  Over the next several years, many new recreational facilities were added to the park to provide opportunities for individuals to participate in ice skating, skiing (no longer available), tennis, boating, fishing and equestrian activities. In the decades that followed, Hill Hold because a museum, several picnic pavilions were constructed and the Orange County Arboretum was developed to display a variety trees, as well as beautiful public gardens and sculpture..

Park Administration Office:
211 Route 416
Montgomery, NY 12549

The Administration office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Shelter reservations and inquiries pertaining to special events, parks and facilities and group tours can be made during this time.

Phone: (845) 615-3830
Fax: 457-4906

Horse Riding Arena:
Horse Show Rings: Two rings, a 300-feet by 125 feet and a 200 feet by 100 feet serve open horse shows throughout the season. A permit and insurance are required for group use. See Fee Structure for list of rental charges.
Call (845) 615-3830 for information.

horse ring

Horse show rings and show shelter: An approved permit and Certificate of Insurance with coverage of at least one million dollars of liability coverage is required. The Certificate shall name the County of Orange as additional insured for all events. Complete clean-up of the stalls and removal of straw, shavings and manure will be the responsibility of the show manager. Show sponsors will be responsible for providing dumpsters or roll-offs for stall shavings, manure, etc. and emptying same, as well as port-a-john units.

David A. Pardy Tennis Center: Six fast dry Har-Tru courts are available for daily play from approximately Memorial Day to Columbus Day weekend, weather permitting. For info and group/league reservations, please 845-615-3830.

Fishing: Fish are stocked annually in the pond for everyone’s fishing enjoyment at no charge. Bring your own equipment and bait. Fishing licenses are required in accordance with State Law.                 

Boat Launch: A car-top boat launch access area to the Wallkill River is located in the park off Grove Street and is open daily from 8 AM to dusk. The river is accessed by walking the boat down a set of steps into the river. There is a small parking area  and trailers are prohibited. Car-top boating refers to non-motorized watercraft that can easily be placed upon, transported, and removed from the roof of a passenger motor vehicle. Large watercraft that require a boat ramp to launch are strictly prohibited. Most canoes, kayaks, small rowboats, bass boats, sailboats, and inflatable boats are permissible. For further information, please contact the Parks Department at (845) 615-3830, or email Orange County Parks and Recreation

Graham M. Skea Recreation Center: Restaurant food and bar service is available for daily service when the golf course is open.  Banquet catering service is available all year. Arrangements for catering service should be made directly with the concessionaire. Outside food and beverage brought in by groups or caterers is not permitted. The concessionaire has an exclusive food/beverage agreement for this location. Occupancy is limited to 145.

Boathouse: For permit information – call (845) 615-3830. Capacity is limited to 48 persons. Features include; air conditioning, fireplace, kitchen, tables and chairs, restrooms and pond side views. Parking in the driveway is not permitted for safety reasons. Please use paved parking lots.

Pond Area Shelter: This popular picnic shelter with a paved surface, charcoal grills and electricity is located alongside the five-acre pond between the tennis courts and the Boat House. It is ideal for small groups or family outings with a maximum capacity of 60. *A permit fee is charged for use of the shelter. Permits may be obtained by phoning (845) 615-3830. 

Picnic Grove and Sally’s Dream Playground: A 20-acre area includes charcoal grills, picnic tables, shelter, playground equipment, active game field area, comfort stations and parking area for 150 cars. This facility is open to the public but use of the shelter requires a permit and a fee. Availability for renting the shelter may be obtained by phoning (845) 615-3830. Shelter occupancy is limited to 96. The shelter has electricity and a paved surface.

Day Camp Area: A 50 acre open area suitable for large group gatherings includes 120 foot by 40 foot shelter building, charcoal grills, picnic tables, shelters, playground equipment, play area, active game area, comfort station, softball field and ample parking. This shelter has electricity and a paved surface.

Group Picnic Area: An area attractive for groups up to 200 (maximum) includes grills, picnic tables, play area, comfort station, softball field and ample parking. This shelter has electricity and a paved surface.

Online Reservations

Please note: Permit requests will be subject to department approval.  Upon approval, payment will be required to confirm the reservation. YOUR RESERVATION IS NOT FINALIZED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT.


Please Note: Facility Rentals require advance permit and payment of scheduled fees. Permits may be obtained by calling (845) 615-3830.

Dog Park:
 This fenced-in off-leash area is approximately 1.5 acres and features separate areas for “Small Dogs” and “All Dogs,” water fountains, benches and shade areas. The landscape of the park has contrasts of flat open areas and rolling hills for dogs of all sizes to enjoy. This is a great venue for dogs to socialize and exercise. The dog park is open to the public, 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to dusk. Please follow the posted rules and regulations and clean up after your dog.

dog park
Dog Park Guidelines (PDF)