Parks & Open Spaces
The following is a list of Town Parks and Open Space areas, as well as other facilities that the Town leases for park purposes, and a brief synopsis of what is available at each site.
Town Park Area
Azalea Court—Undeveloped walk along the Naurashaun Brook.
Borst Gardens—Gardens and apple orchard on property donated to the Town by Dr. Henry Borst. Suitable for picnicking and passive park activities.
Braunsdorf—Memorial park area in Pearl River, with monuments and sitting areas.
Cherry Brook—Adjacent to Franklin Avenue School, the site includes handball and tennis courts, as well as a multi-use asphalt court, children's play area and walking path.
Clarke Trail—A walking trail developed from abandoned rail line in the Town. It begins in Tappan, and runs through Sparkill, with a spur proceeding into Piermont and the main trail proceeding northwest through Orangeburg and into Blauvelt.
DeMeola—Leased from the South Orangetown School District, this site includes baseball and soccer fields.
Elliott—Passive parkland bordering Tackamack Park.
Greenbush Center—Playground and playfield located at the former Greenbush school.
Independence—Lighted tennis and basketball courts are the major feature of this site, which also includes a playground and paths.
Kennedy-Reedy Fields—Two ballfields on land leased from the South Orangetown School District. Named for two Town Police officers who died in the line of duty.
Nike Site—Hiking, open space and scenic views are the main features of this site, which formerly served as a Nike Hercules radar tracking station for the U.S. government. Includes 50 additional acres owned with Rockland County and Scenic Hudson.
Pascack North and South—Open space area along the Pascack Brook, preserved for fishing, walking and passive enjoyment.
Pilgrim Court—A children's play area and open play space are featured in this neighborhood park site.
Return Home Park—Dedicated in May 2005, this area is at the intersection of Bataan Road and Western Highway and features a monument and plantings dedicated to those who passed through Camp Shanks.
Schaefer —An undeveloped 25 acre parcel, providing open space in a highly residential area.
Schuyler —Natural area adjacent to Blauvelt State Park.
Shanks Memorial—A memorial and sitting area commemorating Camp Shanks, featuring the Walkway of Heroes.
Sparkill Memorial Park—A veteran's monument and the DiFrancesca Playground are at this site, which adjoins the Town's Rail-Trail.
Sparkill Skating Pond—A pond leased from the Spring Valley Water Company, for winter use as an outdoor skating area.
Stoughton Park—A small playground area located in the Tappan Military Housing restoration project.
Tackamack North and South—Open space which adjoins county and state parklands, and including a portion of the Long Path.
Tappan—Land leased from the South Orangetown School District, with a ballfield and playground area.
Tappan Memorial—A passive park with paths, benches and a pond area.
Veteran's Memorial—The Town's most active park site with athletic fields and courts, playgrounds, batting cages, a concession stand, jogging paths and two ponds.
Whitton Field—A ballfield leased to the Town, located at Tappan Zee Elementary School.
County Park Areas
Clausland Mountain Park—Hiking and Open space area, containing a portion of the Long Path
Buttermilk Falls—Open space area for hiking and passive enjoyment.
Call 638-5484 for additional information.
State Park Areas
Tallman Mountain—Ballfields, swimming pool, hiking and scenic Hudson River vistas are available at this site.
Blauvelt—Open space area for hiking, including a portion of the Long Path.
Call 786-2701 for additional information.
Other Park Areas
Blue Hill Golf Course—27 hole golf facility on the shore of Lake Tappan
Broadacres Golf Course—9 hole golf facility on the former RPC Property
Central Ave. Field—Owned by the Pearl River School District, this area contains a playground, ballfield, gazebo and other site amenities. Site of many community celebrations.
Lake Tappan—United Water operates a watershed Recreation Program, making the lake and surrounding land available for fishing, hiking, etc. on a permit basis.
Long Path—Stretching from New Jersey to Greene County, the Long Path stretches through a number of the sites listed here.
**Each of the Town's villages (Grandview, Nyack, Piermont and South Nyack) have their own park and recreation facilities. Contact their village halls for additional information.