Welcome to Smith’s Clove Park Message Board:

YAC Summer Camp Update.We are still proceeding as if there will be camp this summer. I’m in the process of interviewing staff and still accepting employee applications. I’m still waiting for the permit application from the County Health Department so as to meet any guidelines they request. As soon as that happens I will complete the camper application and start registration. Please keep in mind that there will some modification to comply with COVID-19 protocol and safe practices.

Thank you


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Monroe Joint Park and Recreation Commission will conduct a monthly meeting on April 26, 2021, commencing at 7:30 pm to consider any matters that may be brought. There is no physical meeting location, but for the purpose of compliance with the applicable law, the location of the meeting shall be deemed to be conducted at the Smith’s Clove Park Meeting Hall. 133 Spring Street, Monroe, New York 10950.

PURSUANT TO GOVERNOR CUOMO’S EXECUTIVE ORDER 202.1, the said meeting will be conducted in the following manner: Members of the Monroe Joint Park and Recreation Commission will attend the meeting via Zoom video or teleconference. The public may access and participate in the said meeting via Zoom using the following:

Meeting ID: 922 5444 1890
Passcode: 227467

Join Zoom Meeting

Dial in number: 1 (646) 558-8656.

For any person unable to participate at the time of the meeting, email comments may be submitted in advance to the Park Chairman at the following email: activities@monroeny.org



Anthony Vaccaro
Chairman MJPRC

April 22, 2021


We at Smith’s Clove Park are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation on a local, state, national, and global level, and doing everything we can to provide information and make decisions in the best interest of our community. Safety is our first priority, and we are following the directives of our federal, state, and local governments as we continue to navigate this crisis. As you are aware, schools in our district have been closed and will remain closed till March 30, 2020 and possibly longer.

The Park recognizes the benefits to the community to be able to take advantage of, some of what Smith’s Clove Park has to offer especially in this time of crises. Fresh air and open spaces, is a great alternative to malls and crowds. Just as important, the public still needs to follow established protocol and precautionary practices.

Social distancing, maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet separation between yourself and others, is a great start. Also is; staying in open well ventilated area, washing your hands often, not touching your face, cough or sneezing into a tissue which you immediately discard into a proper receptacle, avoiding any physical contact and staying home if you or a family member is feeling ill. These precautions should not be relaxed because you are in the Park, for your safety and those around you.

Smith’s Clove Park is also taking some precautionary measures to protect its workers and the community. As of this time, the Park office is closed to the public. The phone is monitored so feel free to call with any concerns or question you may have. Although you are able to enter the Park, the public bathrooms will not be opened. Our spring children’s programs have been suspended and we will be reviewing community events scheduled over the next few months.

To date, we have not issued any permits for spring activities sponsored by leagues and organized clubs who use the Park and will be discussing with the organizations as to how and when this will happen as they too proceed cautiously. The CDC’s community mitigation strategies suggest; canceling gathering of 10 or more and to postpone athletic contests.

This is a fluid situation and we realize the need to stay on top of the events as it changes from day to day. We will be posting information regularly on the Smith’s Clove Park Facebook page (the official page has the cover photo of our 2 outdoor tennis tables) and the Smith’s Clove Park web page and passing along to the Town and Village for posting on their constant contact.

This Park Commission is dedicated to providing the best experience Smith’s Clove Park has to offer. We will continue to follow the authorities as the issue unfolds, but rest assured that as soon as it is safe to do so, we will resume those activities our community has come to expect and enjoy


John S. Battaglia

Chairman MJPRC







Fields/Rink Availability
Field #1
Field #2
Field #3
Field #4 no field lights
Hockey Rink no lights

Please Note: The above indicators will be reviewed and adjusted by 3pm during the week. The Red lights system within the Park remains the definitive word on field availability.




Smith's Clove ParkWelcome to Smith’s Clove Park, nestled in the picturesque Hudson Valley in Monroe, New York.

The park is  open to residents of the Village of Monroe and the unincorporated Town of Monroe and is made up 80 acres of developed and undeveloped land housing (3) pavilions, rest rooms, parking lots, a skate park, hiking trails, a fitness course, an illuminated football field, (2) minor and (1) illuminated major league baseball field, (3) illuminated basketball courts, (3) age specific playgrounds, (3) illuminated handball courts, (2) indoor racquetball courts, (2) illuminated tennis courts, (1) illuminated roller hockey rink, (1) illuminated softball field, a dog park, a volleyball court, a pond to skate, a hill to sleigh ride and a 2600 square foot recreation building complete with an activity room, a game room and a multi-purpose room.

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 Park Brochure

The following links are to a copy of our  Park Brochure. If you decide to print, a reminder to set your printer to legal size.


2020 Park Meeting Dates


Monroe Joint Parks and Recreation Commission

  • The Commission is a 10 member board, 5 representatives from the Town, and 5 from the Village.
  • Meetings are open to the public and are held in the Park Administration building on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30pm.
  • Requests to be on the agenda must be made by the Monday (7 days) before each meeting by calling the Chairman at 845-783-9108 .

Anthony Vaccaro, Chairman
Chris Sullivan, Admin. Chairman
Andrew Calvano, Mary Elizabeth Burton, Tony Schaffer, Robert Cordisco, Erika Schudde, Shannon O’hara-Levi

ID’s are available only to residents living in the unincorporated Town of Monroe or the Village of Monroe.