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Short and longer walks around Rockland County

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On Tuesday May 26, 2020 our Mid-Hudson Region, that includes Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties, began Phase I of New York’s five phase re-opening roadmap.  Fortunately things have gone well and we have continued to move forward. We hope that by observing social distancing rules and avoiding overcrowding that there will be continuing change and progress towards reaching our new and safe "normal."

So's now time to get up out of your armchair and instead of your virtual activities go out and do some wandering. There are many things that are easy to do in Rockland.

Rockland's parks and other public spaces have re-opened with limitations. Some areas in our parks where social distancing cannot be achieved remain closed.

Rockland County parks are open for walking only. No groups are allowed in the parks at present and all restrooms, playgrounds, dog runs, picnic areas and pavilions are closed and will remain closed until further notice.

         Phone: (845) 364-2000

Clarkstown: Town parks reopened on June 1, 2020 in a limited way  - " green areas only." - other areas such as playgrounds, sports fields/facilities, bathrooms, picnic areas are subject to change - check the department's website for the latest information. Clarkstown has opened their town pools to residents only  who must show ID or have a town-issued pass. The Germonds pool opened the week of July 6. At the present time the Congers and Lake Nanuet pools will not open because of required work delayed by the pandemic. Check the website below for changes and details.  

         Phone: (845) 639-6200 or E-Mail:

Orangetown: On June 10, 2020 town parks and Blue Hill and Broadacre golf courses re-opened.  Playgrounds opened July 1 and picnic tables will also be put out . Permits for sports will be available starting July 6 but for now Orangetown Soccer and Baseball complex remains closed and the  basketball courts, and rink at Veterans Park also remain closed. Orangetown does not have a municipal pool. Check the website below for updates.

         Phone: (845) 359-6503 or E-Mail:

Access to all of these parks are subject to change as we progress through re-opening and if social distancing rules are not observed or there is overcrowding. Be sure to check for the latest updates before you go.


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Holly Furman
Valley Cottage Library

110 Route 303

Valley Cottage, NY 10989