Park Naturalist and Community Programs

Dutchess County Parks offers a variety of educational programs throughout the year. Our programs provide children and adults an opportunity to experience, share and have hands on learning time within our parks. Our programs focus on various aspects of environmental awareness, prehistoric Native American culture, and survival skills. Our goal is to give youth and adults a deeper understanding and appreciation of nature within a fun and entertaining park atmosphere. We also try to instill a sense of personal responsibility and teamwork during each program offered. We hope you join us for some of our programs throughout the year.

If you have any questions regarding Dutchess County Park Naturalist Programs, please contact the Park Naturalist at 845-298-4602 or by email at parknaturalist@dutchessny.gov. If you have any questions regarding Dutchess County Parks Community Programs, please contact Assistant Park Director at 845-298-4603 or by email at soneil@dutchessny.gov.

Dutchess County Parks Programs are on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to check back often for new opportunities and register early.





2021 Winter Adult Park Palette
Come and be a part of creating a one of a kind gift for the holidays! Park Naturalist -Jessica Steinbach, will lead an exclusive workshop on painting a holiday fireside hearth using acrylic. Class will take place on December 3rd at Bowdoin Park, Mapleknoll Lodge from 5:30-7:00PM. All supplies will be provided. Ages 18+. Fee is $12 per class. Dutchess County Parks follows all NYS COVID regulations during program offerings and classes will close out at 10 participants. For questions email Jess at parknaturalist@dutchessny.gov
Location: BOWDOIN PARK
Dates: 12/3/2021 - 12/3/2021
Price: 12.00
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 AM
Seats Remaining: FULL (Contact the Bowdoin Office for possible openings)
Seats Remaining: FULL (Contact the Bowdoin Office for possible openings)

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