Recreation Spotlight – Building Updates, Waterfront, and More!

We are excited to share that there is a lot happening as we enter March and April with Pawling Recreation and you! We are continuing to build on what was successful last season by enhancing programming and facilities in the park. We’ve had a busy winter full of Auditorium updates with new paint, drywall, and trim. The indoor bathrooms received a facelift with brand new tile, paint, and new sinks will be fully installed soon. Our Mini Mingle Room and Rotary Room were both freshened up with new paint and new carpet. Next, our Buildings and Grounds Crew is tackling the Lathrop Kitchen and the Teen Center for us! You can look forward to our facilities soon having full working kitchens perfect for entertaining, facility rentals, rec programs, and concession opportunities. Things are coming along and we are grateful you’ve been alongside us each step of the way!

Waterfront Registration is now open online! New this year, we are offering our popular American Red Cross swim lessons for even younger kids, beginning at 6 months old! Being able to swim is a vital skill and we must be advocates for water safety at any age! In addition to Swim Lessons, the Pawling Sharks Swim Team is always looking to expand. On Swim Team, your child will have tons of access to the water multiple days per week, gain valuable instruction from our dedicated and knowledgeable swim coaches, and be a part of a fun environment. Swimming is a great sport that builds individual confidence and it challenges kids to do their best for their team in a fun and relaxed inter-town Hudson Valley Lake League experience.

More exciting waterfront news: we will definitely be adding a new inflatable to the lake! What will the new addition be?? Well, if you're at Open House this Friday, you may be the first to hear our thoughts - perhaps even vote on what you'd like best! We would love to see you there and gather input from everyone. We are proud to bring more upgrades to the waterfront for the Summer Season, too. For example, Lake Members can look forward to easier entry upon check in - each member will be issued a key tag with its own barcode to simply scan at the waterfront! How convenient is that?! Our goal is less fuss, more enjoyment!

As we get into Spring mode, we are looking forward to our Giant Indoor Tag Sale which is shaping up to be a huge event on Saturday, March 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m! We already have over forty tables reserved with a variety of household items, treasures, clothes, furniture, and all the things you could ever want or need! Bring your pocket books and piggy banks to shop! We are sure you'll be walking away with bargains and deals. Bring the kids, bring your friends, or come solo. The whole building will be bursting with many unique items to hunt for!

Our Senior Luncheons have been going strong – our February Luncheon hosted over 100 seniors! We were so happy to partner with our Town of Dover friends along with The Grand at Pawling, who generously provided the main course and entertainment! Our next big senior event will be on March 24, sponsored by Pawling Yoga and Wellness and we hope to see another big crowd.

During April, the excitement doesn't stop! The Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast at the Firehouse on April 4 will be another event you don't want to miss: the Pawling Fire Department has a guest chef on deck to prepare the best pancakes you’ve ever had! If you're a fan of Iron & Wine Restaurant, then you know that Tom Stevens does not disappoint. During the Pancake Breakfast, the Rec Department will be hosting a variety of Egg Hunts to suit everyone's style, including a "Laid Back" Egg Hunt, "Traditional" Egg Hunt, and (our personal favorite), the Adult Egg Hunt (21+) with prizes you'll really want to scramble for! Overall, there's so much we have up our sleeves and we want you to find whatever it is that makes you happy and complete. Save the dates and join use as we LIVE – WORK – PLAY – PAWLING this Spring!

Mar 13

Amped For Camp Day

Mar 15

Summer Camp Sibling Discount Deadline

Mar 21

Tag Sale – Indoors (1-4pm)*SPOTS FILLING FAST!

Mar 24

Senior Luncheon (12pm)

Apr 4

Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast @ Firehouse

Apr 6-9

Amped For Camp Days: Spring Break!

Apr 14

Senior Trip to Aquaturf Club

Apr 21

Community “Trade Skills” Expo (7pm)

Apr 28

Senior Luncheon (12pm)

May 2

I Love My Park Day Flexible 5k @ Murrow Park

May 22

Pawling Plunge – (Members Only)

May 23

Waterfront Opening Day

Other Programs & Ongoing Activities: Mini Mingle Hour (Toddler/Pre-K) · Rec Clubs (K-8) · Yoga · Indoor Soccer Adult Volleyball @ PMS · 35+ Basketball @ PES · Senior Tuesdays @ Legion Senior Game Day Fridays · Kids Cooking @ HWLCC · Rotary’s Interact Club Youth Wrestling · Adult Indoor Pickleball · Inter-Town Sand Volleyball League Waterfront · Dog Park Open Daily · Facility Rentals · Children’s Birthday Parties Our Recreation Office can be reached at 845-855-1131 and more information about programming is available at Connect with us on social media @pawlingrec on Instagram and Facebook.