Mission Statement A primary goal of all county services is the enhancement of the quality of life for all county residents, and the Parks Division accomplishes this by operating five active facilities: Bowdoin Park, a 301 acre park in the southwestern part of the county; Wilcox Park, which contains 615 acres in the north central part of the county; our now open and developing 27 acre Quiet Cove Riverfront Park in the Town of Poughkeepsie; the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, currently an 10 mile paved trail in the northeastern part of the county; Dutchess Stadium built in 1994, the home of the Hudson Valley Renegades as well as many other community events. Our sixth and newest park, Dutchess Rail Trail, has two sections of the trail now open; the first section, located from Hopewell Depot in East Fishkill to Old Manchester Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie, and the second section, from Morgan Lake in the City of Poughkeepsie to Overocker Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie. A wide variety of activities are conducted at these facilities: swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking, camping, miniature golf, pavilion, playgrounds, and ball fields. Additional programs/activities include the operation of an educational nature center and nature trails, and special seasonal programs. Significant capital improvements in the parks have been made to enhance the enjoyability and accessibility of the facilities provided, while recently expanding the park facilities.
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