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City of Poughkeepsie to Keep Pools Closed, Cancels Fourth of July Fireworks Event

Due to health and social distancing concerns as a result of COVID-19, City of Poughkeepsie officials are announcing the city pools will not be opened for the foreseeable future, and the Fourth of July fireworks event is being cancelled. “It’s imperative we put the health and safety of our residents
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City of Poughkeepsie Reminds Public of Park Policies Amid Coronavirus Crisis

City of Poughkeepsie officials are reminding the public that while most of the parks remain open during the coronavirus crisis, playground facilities are closed, and it is imperative residents use social distancing and take other steps to protect public health. “Getting outdoors to walk, jog, hike, ride a bicycle, or
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Meet Our Staff: Brian Laffin, Superintendent of Parks & Recreation

This is definitely a busy time for Brian Laffin, our Superintendent of Parks & Recreation at the City of Poughkeepsie. The good weather means people and organizations are utilizing the parks, and the city provides some excellent opportunities to get outside and walk around or to participate in an organized
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Parks and Recreation is responsible for:

  • The administration and planning maintenance and supervision of all recreation and parks.
  • Coordinating special events on City property and supplying equipment for same.
  • Scheduling and docking at Waryas Park.

For park locations, hours of operation, sports programs, and league information please call (845) 451-4100