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REC NEWS & NOTICES:

Community Center Gym Re-Opening - Wednesday, May 24th at 6:00pm
Its time to re-open!  The Community Center Gymnasium Improvement Project is complete and the gym will re-open to the public on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:00pm.  Come join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate the completion of the project and unveil our "new" gym!  Upon re-opening the gym, we will have a short "Open Gym" session, followed by a basketball shooting competition facilitated by Recreation Staff for children in 2nd thru 12th Grade.  Food and refreshments will be provided.

NEW - Adopt a Tree Well Program
The Recreation & Parks Department is excited about the new Downtown beautification program "Adopt a Tree Well".  This program brought to the community by the Downtown Economic Development Fund Council, allows individuals, organizations or businesses to "adopt" a tree well for a contribution of $199.00.  In this first year, that $199.00 will adopt a tree well for 2 years. The tree well will be planted and maintained by the Ossining Parks Department.  Your sponsorship is all that is required!  Click here for the sponsorship application and more details.

Summer 2017 - Sports, Trips, Art...and more
We are excited to be offering a variety of week long camps/programs this summer that are sure to keep the kids active, entertained and smiling!
  Click here for a listing of our current Summer specialty camps and programs.  Registration will be open to all programs listed beginning Saturday, May 6th.

UPDATE - "New" Recreation Office Hours
Going into effect on Monday, May 1st, the Recreation Office's business hours have been adjusted.  Click here for the new office hours.


2017 Ossining Recreation Summer Day Camps
Day Camp anyone? That's right the countdown to summer has certainly begun here at Ossining Rec!  Our 2017 Summer Day Camp planning is well underway and we are looking forward to a great season!  We are happy to share our 2017 Ossining Recreation Summer Day Camp Information Packet, so parents and kids can get an idea of our Day Camp programs and what we have to offer.  Click here for the camp information packet.  Online Day Camp registration will begin on Wednesday, March 22nd, with in person registration beginning the next week.  See our info packet for more details...and as always feel free to give us a call at 914-941-3189.

Ossining Dog Park @ Cedar Lane
2017 Dog Park registration is open, and proper registration and possesion of a 2017 dog park tag is required.
The fee is $15.00 for residents and $25.00 for non-residents, with $10.00 for each additional dog (limit of 3 dogs per owner).  Click here to access the 2017 Dog Park Registration Form, and click here for the Ossining Dog Park Rules.  Important reminder, when submitting your registration form you must include your dog license number on the application.  If you are an Ossining resident, you can obtain a dog license through the Town Clerk's Office at 16 Croton Avenue.  Click here for Town of Ossining Dog Licensing Application.

Program/Event Updates & Info:
Please note, over the course of a program season we may introduce new programs, events and activities, and we also may cancel or postpone programs, events and activities, so make sure to visit this webpage and our Facebook page (click here) for updates and notices regarding all department programming.  Also, updates and reminders are set our through our "RecNews" e-mail list which sends out e-mails to the addresses listed on your household account.

2017 DAY CAMP PROGRAM INFO:
Please see links below for Ossining Rec Day Camp information for parents and campers.  We will update the information in this section as it becomes available, and when there are program related changes to communicate.  If you have any questions regarding the day camp program, please call the Recreation Office at 914-941-3189...thank you!
 
Little O Camp @ Brookside

Camp Ossining @ Claremont

Camp Ossining @ Ryder Park

Big O Camp @ Veterans Park


REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Recreation Office Hours:
To avoid any inconvenience at the time of registration for any department program, please be aware of our Recreation Office Hours at the Community Center.  These hours differ from the Community Center's operating hours.  Program registration and the issuing/updating of Rec ID Cards is available during the following times*:

  • Monday:                    9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday - Friday:     9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday:                  9:00am - 2:30pm (Closed on Sundays)

*Rec ID cards can NOT be issued or updated after 4:00pm on Mondays, after 8:00pm on Tuesdays - Fridays, or after 2:30pm on Saturdays.  Registrations submitted to the Front Desk staff after 4:00pm on Mondays, after 8:00pm on Tuesdays - Fridays, and after 2:30pm on Saturdays will be held and processed on the next business day. 

On-line Registration
You have access to on-line registration 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  In order to register on-line, Rec ID cards for the person(s) being registered must be current/valid.  Click on the link below to access our on-line registration site...Click here for our "ActiveNet" ON-LINE REGISTRATION LINK.

Program Registration Form
A "Program Registration Form" is required when registering for a program in person.  Please click here to access the Program Registration Form.  If you are registering for one of our programs or purchasing a pool pass, a valid Recreation ID Card is required. You have the option of updating an existing Rec ID card on the Program Registration Form.


Rec ID & Membership Form
In order to obtain a "Rec ID" a "Recreation ID Card & Membership Form" must be completed.  Click here for the Recreation ID Card & Membership Form.

Please note, the above forms are also always available at the Recreation Office at the Community Center.  If there are any questions about how to properly complete these forms or when you need to complete these forms, please call the Recreation Department at 914-941-3189.


SEASONAL PROGRAM BROCHURE
Click on the link below...

2017 Spring & Summer Program Brochure


AQUATIC PROGRAMS & POOL INFORMATION

Spring 2017 Aquatic Programs
Click here to access the Spring 2017 program listings and additional pool information.

Pool Schedule
Aquatics Center 2017 Spring Pool Schedule...click here.

"Lap Swim" Pool Passes
2017 "Lap Swim" passes are available at the Recreation Office.  A current Rec ID Card is required to regsiter for a Lap Swim Pass.  To review our pool pass details please refer to the information in the 2017 Spring/Summer Program Brochure.

"Open Swim" Pool Passes

In order to access the pool for "Open Swim" all participants need a current Rec ID card and a current "Open Swim" Pass. Rec ID Cards are $10.00 for all residents, and an "Open Swim" pass is $10.00 for a Youth (resident) and $15.00 for an Adult (resident).  Contact the Recreation Department at 941-3189 with any questions regarding the pool or pool passes.


PARKS & FACILITIES INFORMATION

Parks Map
Looking to explore your community parks? Click here to access our recently updated Ossining Parks Map.  This map provides the name, location and site amenties of our wonderful and accessible local parks.

Parks, Fields and Facilities Use Forms
Ossining Recreation & Parks Department manages a large inventory of fields and facilties found within our Village and Town Parks and Community Center building.  Many of these community recreation resources can be reserved for use by residents.  Please see our field and facility use applications for further information and details on how to secure a field, facility or room...click here.


OSSINING RECREATION & PARKS FACEBOOK PAGE:
 
Click on the logo... ...and make sure to "LIKE" us!
 
The Ossining Recreation & Parks Facebook page will be updated with important program information and registration reminders, as well as other content pertaining to our programs, special events, parks, playgrounds and more!

Contact
Superintendent of Recreation
Address
95 Broadway
Ossining, NY 10562
Phone
(914) 941-3189
Fax
(914) 941-3417

As Superintendent of Recreation, Mr. Soi is in charge of coordinating all recreational activities for both the Village and the Town of Ossining.

RECREATION STAFF

Debbie Frieder - Sr. Recreation Leader
Bob Chesna - Recreation Supervisor
Ardyce Thornton - Recreation Assistant
Brenna Burrows - Recreation Assistant
Marilyn Kadan - Senior Clerk
Gabriel Cardona - Front Desk
Luz Breese - Front Desk
Carlos Urgiles - Building Caretaker
Mike Kane - Aquatics Instructor
Katrina Baker - Aquatics Instructor

PARKS STAFF

Village Foreman
Larry Abreau

Town Foreman
Mario Velardo

PARKS CREW

Maso Robinson
Patrick Bushell
Miguel Marra
Brett Wells
Brian Cassamere
Spencer Thomas Jr.

Jason Clark
Steve White
Juan Toribio

 

RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

Jackie Shaw

Phyllis Smith

Marlene Cheatham

Connie Sarafin

Martin Englehardt

Andrew Jimney

Kurt Emerick

Thomas McIntyre
  Patrick Yost

Kim Jeffrey - Town Board Liaison

Rika Levin - Village Board Liaison

Advisory Board meetings are held at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 PM.  Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to join us.

 



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