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Parks and Recreation

Both the Village of Sleepy Hollow and the Village of Tarrytown operate parks and recreation departments which supply a host of recreational programming and several well-maintained park sites. Residents and visitors enjoy Pierson Park (Tarrytown) and Sleepy Hollow Landing – both riverfront parks – as well as Patriots Park, which straddles the border between the two communities. Patriots Park is adjacent to Warner Library and features playground equipment, basketball courts and a statute of John Paulding, a militiaman who helped capture Major John Andre during the American Revolution.

Sleepy Hollow hosts the 1,100-acre Rockefeller State Park Preserve, a great outdoor space featuring a mix of woodlands, wetland and meadows. With 20 miles of trails and a 24-acre lake, the preserve is ideal for hiking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, birdwatching and wildlife viewing/photography. Outdoor education, changing exhibits in the Visitors Center and a variety of exciting events round out the park’s offerings.

Outdoor enthusiasts also utilize the Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway. The trail travels between Westchester County and New York City, and provides opportunities for walking, jogging, horseback riding and biking. Along the way, guests pass various landmark sites, including Old Dutch Church and the Pocantico River.

In addition to these local parks and trail sites, Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown provide many other resources when it comes to maintaining the health and wellness of residents. The OnTrack Sport Center is a 26,000-square-foot facility featuring batting cages, two turf fields for various training and recreation programs and space for parties and events. The Family YMCA at Tarrytown and the Jewish Community Center (JCC) on the Hudson each offer well-equipped facilities with such amenities as fitness equipment, gymnasium space, group exercise studios and swimming pools. Both organizations also provide a long list of programming for people of all ages, including childcare, aquatics, athletic leagues, art classes, fitness and wellness programming, social services, after-school options and summer camps.

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