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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
Kathy Robinson
Dave Kwasnowski
Roger Brandt
Ernie Osterhoudt
Robert Wells
Kathy DiSciullo - Recreation Director
, 845-489-5041

2015 Events
Easter Egg Hunt, April 4
Summer Camp Registration, Residents, May 5
Summer Camp Registration, Non-residents, May 7

Summer Camp June 29 - August 14
Halloween Party, October 24
Winter Wonderland Parade, December 12

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 mid October. Applications for the 2014 season will be accepted on or after March 3rd for Town of Esopus residents and on or after April 1st 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.

Resident Park Rental Fee $50
Non-resident Park Rental Fee $200
Kitchen Fee (Freer Beach only) $25
Trash Removal Deposit $75
Alcohol Permit Fee $50 (plus insurance)
Alcoholic beverages will be allowed provided that insurance coverage is obtained for at least $1,000,000.00 (one million dollars) listing the Town of Esopus as an additional insured. This policy must be filed with the Town Clerk at least 10 (ten) days prior to the date scheduled for the event.

Summer Camp

For: Youth Ages 5-13 years old (Must turn 5 by December 1, 2015)
When: June 29 - August 14, 9 am- 3 pm Monday- Friday
Where: Ross Park, Port Ewen, NY

Summer Camp Fees:

  • Residents: $220 for 1st child and $90 for each additional child
  • Non-Residents: $270 for 1st child and $120 for each additional 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: May 6th, 6-8PM
  • Non-residents: May 8th, 6-8PM
  • Registration forms are available HERE

NEEDED: Copies of:

  1. Birth certificates (first time registrants only)
  2. Proof of residency (new town residents only)
  3. Immunization record
  4. Cash or check for payment


If you have questions please contact our Camp Director, Kathy DiSciullo, at 845-489-5041 or  kdjodisciullo5@gmail.com.

Summer Camp Employment Forms

We are currently accepting applications for Camp Counselors for our Summer Camp program. Prospective counselors must complete the following three (3) forms and return them to Kathy DiSciullo no later than May 1, 2015.

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

Forms must be received no later than May 1, 2015.