The Town of Esopus Recreation Commission shall consist of five Commissioners who shall be residents of the Town and shall serve at the pleasure of the Town Board for a term of five years, and the members of such Commission first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one Commissioner shall expire annually thereafter; and their successors shall thereafter be appointed to serve terms of years which shall total in number the membership of such Commission. The Summer Program Director, chosen by the Town Board, and a parks employee employed by the Town of Esopus shall serve as ex officio members of the Commission.

The Town of Esopus Recreation Commission shall advise the Town Board, notwithstanding the terms set forth above, for the purpose of identification, coordination and systemization of all the recreation needs of the Town of Esopus, including but not limited to playgrounds, parks, neighborhood recreation centers, events and festivals, with all the powers and responsibilities of local authorities under Article 13 of the General Municipal Law.

Board Members
Bernice McNierney
Dave Kwasnowski
Roger Brandt
Kathy Robinson
Robert Wells
Jack Saalweachter
Jeff Scull
Kathy DiSciullo - Recreation Director
, 845-489-5041

2017 Events
Egg Hunt – April 15, 12:30pm
Summer Camp Signups - May 9 and May 11, 6pm-8pm
Strawberry Moon Dance – June 9, George Freer Beach, 7pm
Summer Camp – June 26-August 11, 9am-3pm
Winter Wonderland Parade - December 9, 5:30pm

Town Park Rental

The Town of Esopus has two parks, Ross Park and Freer Beach, which may be reserved and rented from May 1st through October 9th. Applications for the 2017 season will be accepted on or after March 1st for Town of Esopus residents, and on or after April 3rd for non-residents.

Applications must be completed at the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall when payment is made. Please call the Town Clerk at 845-331-3709 for availability. Visit our Town Parks page for more details and pictures. 

Resident Park Rental Fee
Non-resident Park Rental Fee
Kitchen Fee (Freer Beach only)
Trash Removal Deposit
Alcohol Permit Fee


Summer Camp

  • For: Youth Ages 5-13 years old (Must turn 5 by December 1, 2017)
  • When: June 26 - August 11, 9 am- 3 pm Monday- Friday (No camp on July 4th)
  • Where: Ross Park, Port Ewen, NY
  • Residents: $250 per child
  • Non-Residents: $300 per child
  • There may be additional fees for special events during camp

Registration takes place in the Community Center at the Town Hall at 284 Broadway

  • Residents only: May 9th, 6-8PM
  • Open registration: May 11th, 6-8PM
  • Registration forms are available HERE

Forms may also be placed in Kathy DiSciullo's mailbox at Town Hall.

NEEDED: Copies of:

  1. Immunization Record
  2. Proof of Residency (New Town Residents ONLY)
  3. Cash or Check for Payment


If you have questions please contact our Camp Director, Kathy DiSciullo, at 845-489-5041 or

Summer Camp Employment Forms

Applications are being accepted for:
Assistant Camp Director- Sports Concentration $12/hr
Assistant Camp Director- Arts & Crafts Concentration $12/hr
Health Director/ Counselor- $11/hr

All Directors must be 21 years old or older and have the required First Aid /CPR certifications as per NYS Health Dept. (

Counselors - $9.70/hr must be 16 years old by June 26, 2017.

Completed forms may be left at Town Hall during normal business hours, or mailed to:

Town of Esopus
PO Box 700
Port Ewen, NY 12466
ATTN: Kathy DiSciullo