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 of 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 is currently the second largest developed park in the County’s Park System, spanning 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 and 18-hole championship golf course and lodge to be named Stony Ford Golf Course. 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 naming of the park, after descendents of Thomas Bull donated 189-acres of land to the county adjacent to the original County park, presently referred to at Hill-Hold Museum. 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 most recent years, an Arboretum has been developed at this location and is a magnificent site that attracts visitors from all over. This facility is a great example of the many benefits that Orange County’s Parks System has to offer.

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 Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Hamptonburgh. The area is located off Grove Street within the park, 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 near the boat launch, and trailers are prohibited in this area. Car-top boating refers to the recreational activity of boating via non-motorized watercraft that can easily be placed upon, transported, and removed from the roof of a passenger motor vehicle. The term has come into use to clearly differentiate between less intrusive hand-portable watercraft and large, more intrusive watercraft that require boat ramps to launch. Boats that fall into this category include most canoes and kayaks as well as small rowboats, bass boats, sailboats, and inflatable boats. For further information, please contact the Parks Department at (845) 615-3830, or email Orange County Parks and Recreation

Graham M. Skea Recreation Center: Food concessions at our restaurant are available for daily service when the golf course is open, plus pre-arranged banquet service all year round. Arrangements for banquet service should be made directly with the concessionaire. Outside food brought in by groups or caterers is not permitted, as our 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 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 is located alongside the five-acre pond and Boathouse, just a short walk from the parking area. It is ideal for small groups or family outings and is also near our tennis court facilities. *A permit fee is charged for use of the shelter. Permits may be obtained by phoning (845) 615-3830. Shelter occupancy is limited to 60. Electricity is available at this location.

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.

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

Dog Park:
The County opened its first dog park during the fall of 2007 at Thomas Bull Memorial 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.

dog park
Dog Park Guidelines (PDF)