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Yes, we have nine different picnic shelters located throughout the parks system. These open air picnic shelters are located in Thomas Bull Memorial Park (4), Algonquin Park (2), Winding Hills Park, Warwick County Park, and D&H Canal Park. Each picnic shelter features charcoal grills, picnic tables, restroom facilities and access to playgrounds and/or playing fields. These facilities require a reservation fee. The fees vary depending on the location and capacity (See Fee Structure). Maximum Capacity for open air picnic shelters range from 48-600, depending on the facility. Call (845) 615-3830 for more information or to make a reservation.
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The administration office is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for all inquires and reservations.
Dogs are permitted in most parks if they are leashed, up to date with shots and under the command of the owner. Owners are also responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. Dogs are not allowed on sports fields, golf courses, the Arboretum, Hill Hold Museum and other posted areas. An off-leash Dog Park is located at Thomas Bull Memorial Park, as well as Cronomer Hill Park near the athletic fields.
Yes, we have six different indoor facilities available to rent for events, meetings, etc. There are two Golf Courses that feature full service banquet facilities and four other indoor facilities located throughout the County. Most of the indoor facilities feature tables, chairs, restroom facilities, kitchen areas and access to our local park system. These facilities require a reservation fee. The fees vary depending on the location and capacity (See Fee Structure). Maximum Capacity for these facilities range from 48-140, depending on the facility. Call (845) 615-3830 for more information or to make a reservation.
Reservations are required for all buildings and picnic shelters and availability can be checked by calling (845) 615-3830 or clicking ONLINE RESERVATIONS. Reservations requests can be submitted up to a year in advance. Full payment is required within 30 days of processing (5 days if the reservation is within 30 day or less of processing). Some rentals may require a certificate of insurance.
Information you should have when making a reservation:
For more information, please go to the following links:Policies and Procedures – Rentals and Fee Structure
No, these areas are restricted to golfing. However, please refer to question 24 for a list of trails within the parks system.
No, hunting is prohibited on County Owned and operated parks.
No, there are no public swimming facilities in the County Parks System. Many local municipalities offer swim facilities for their residents.
All-Terrain Vehicles are prohibited from operating within the County Parks System; including but not limited to; trails, parks, athletic fields, access roads, waterfront areas, open space and golf courses.
The softball and baseball fields at Cronomer Park are managed by the County of Orange, however are scheduled by the Town of Newburgh Recreation Department. They can be reached at (845) 564-7815. The multi-purpose athletic field and tennis courts are scheduled by the County Parks Department. Call (845) 615-3830 for more information.
For information on hours and days of operation or to schedule a tour of the Hill-Hold and Brick House Museums call (845) 615-3830.
Tours of the Arboretum can be scheduled by calling (845) 615-3828.
STONY FORD & HICKORY HILL GOLF COURSES –Tee-times reservations can only be made on-line using your personal computer, the computer provided at each golf course or by phone.
The staff at both courses will always work with you to insure you continue to enjoy golfing at our facilities each and every time you come.
These policies are subject to revision at the discretion of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.
There are playgrounds available at the following parks: Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Cronomer Hill Park, Algonquin Park, D&H Canal Park, Warwick County Park and Winding Hills Park.
There are six fast dry Har-Tru tennis courts available at David A Pardy Tennis Center at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in the Town of Hamptonburgh. These courts are available at no charge on a first come, first serve basis but use by tennis leagues requires court reservations (845-615-3830) and a nominal fee. There are also six lighted tennis courts available at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis at Cronomer Hill Park in the Town of Newburgh.
No. The County Senior Center at the Warwick County Park has been closed. For information about other senior centers or programs for seniors please contact the Orange County Office for the Aging at 845-615-3700.
There are two full-service banquet facilities in the County Parks System at Stony Ford Golf Course and Hickory Hill Golf Course. Food and beverage service for events must be arranged directly with the concessionaire. Beer and cocktails are available. Outside food brought in by groups and use of outside caterers is not permitted at the Golf Course facilities.
At Thomas Bull Memorial Park there is an ice skating rink, sledding hill and groomed cross county ski trails (with natural snow). Ice fishing, skating and groomed snowmobile trails are available at Winding Hills Park. All activities are weather permitting.
See our current Fee Structure here.
We have many miles of trails within the Orange County Parks System for exercise, nature observation and/or relaxation in the outdoors.
There is no fee, pass or permit for general use of our parks. There are some specialized facilities, facility rentals and equipment rentals that will require a fee. See our Fee Structure for a complete list.
Most parks are open dawn to dusk, with varying hours at some sites depending on location and use
Use the links on this page to learn more about any of our parks.