RECREATION DEPARTMENT

134 Pike Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771  (map)

The Port Jervis Recreation Department’s function is to provide the community with recreational and healthy activities for all age groups. The Director of Recreation advises the Recreation Commission, Common Council, and Mayor on all activities that are taking place and on future recreational programs.

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845-856-4000

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THE MISSION

The Port Jervis Recreation Department’s function is to provide the community with recreational and healthy activities for all age groups. The Director of Recreation advises the Recreation Commission, Common Council, and Mayor on all activities that are taking place and on future recreational programs. It is the Director’s job to keep the City of Port Jervis updated with new recreational technology and new programming.

 

The Recreation Department oversees the city’s two playgrounds and parks, the municipal beach (West End Beach) and the Youth Community Center. West End Beach is located on the beautiful Delaware River and is supervised by certified lifeguards. The Youth Community Center, opened year round, provides our youth with after-school activities, as well as plenty of summer programming. The director works closely with all other city departments, the Port Jervis School District and county agencies in an effort to improve the quality of life for the community. Additional funding is provided by the Office of Children and Family Services and the Orange County Youth Bureau.

YOUTH COMMUNITY CENTER

134 Pike Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771  (map)

The Youth Center is a social and recreational center intended primarily for use by children ages 11 to 18 years. In some cases, children as young as six years old will use a Youth Center, but usually only if special programs are in place to accommodate them. The Center supports opportunities for youth to develop their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities and to experience achievement, leadership, enjoyment, friendship, and recognition.

 

The Youth Center offers organized instructional programs for physical activities such as dance, yoga, and martial arts and for academic and arts programs such as science, crafts, and theater. It also offers opportunities for unstructured activities such as game playing, socializing, club meetings, and outdoor play.

 

While unstructured activities are an essential part of a Youth Center, these are staffed facilities and control and supervision are critical elements. These elements impact facility design as do considerations for youth-friendly and youth-appealing design. Safety is also of paramount importance.

BASKETBALL COURTS

CHURCH STREET PARK (map) - 51 Church Street - Port Jervis, NY 12771

FARNUM PARK (map) - 21 Ulster Place - Port Jervis, NY 12771

RIVERSIDE PARK (map) - 4th Street - Port Jervis, NY 12771

WEST END BEACH (map) - 14 Ferry Street - Port Jervis, NY 12771

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF CITY PARKS IN PORT JERVIS?

City Parks are open from Dawn until Dusk unless otherwise noted on signs. 

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I LOST AN ITEM AT A PARK?

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WHERE CAN I GO FISHING?

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HOW DO I REGISTER MY KID FOR A PLANNED ACTIVITY?

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WHAT IS THE PORT JERVIS YOUTH COMMUNITY CENTER?

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WHERE CAN I PLAY BASKETBALL?

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