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BOROUGH RECREATION FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS
ESU Recreation Center

ESU has recently erected a multi-million dollar Recreation Center open to ESU students, employees and alumni. It features an indoor track, racquetball and basketball courts, and the latest exercise equipment.

visit ESU Recreation Center online >>

Terra Greens Golf Course

Terra Greens Golf Course

This municipal-owned course and operated course is located in East Stroudsburg just one mile off of Rt. 80. A moderately hilly course which offers several beautiful views of the countryside from most holes. The greens are large, and the fairways are open. Water hazards come into play on three of the nine holes.

The Stroud Region Open Space & Recreation Commission

The Stroud Region Open Space & Recreation Commission
The Stroud Region Open Space & Recreation Commission is working to preserve the environment and beauty that is a trademark of this region, by implementing the plans the citizens of the Stroud Region have adopted:
  • The Stroud Regional Open Space & Recreation Plan, and
  • The Brodhead, McMichael, and Pocono Creeks Greenways Plan.

Many of the Borough's Recreation programs are centered at Dansbury Community Park located on Day Street. The Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission (SROSRC), formed by East Stroudsburg Borough, Stroudsburg Borough, and Stroud Township , operates a summer day camp (“Stroud Kids”) program every year at Dansbury Park . This year the day camp will run for eight weeks. SROSRC also operates a summer basketball program at the Dansbury Park courts, and a late-afternoon recreation program for attendees of the Day camp, utilizing the new Community Center Building . For information on the recreation programs operated directly by SROSRC, contact their office at 426-1512, or visit their web site: www.srosrc.org through the link on this site.

The Borough's longest-running and most popular recreation program is the Dansbury Park Swimming Pool , serving residents of the area since 1938. The Swimming Pool was extensively renovated in 2004-2005, and features heated water; zero-depth entry; water play apparatus; one large and two small slides, a 25 yard competitive swim area; shade structures; and a grassy area for sunbathing. Residents of the Borough receive a discounted admission rate, whether by season pass or daily fee, as indicated below.

SWIMMING POOL RATES FOR 2010 SEASON

A new and more efficient method of managing pool admissions and membership debuts this year at the Stroudsburg Borough and Dansbury Park Pools using the ActiveNet online registration system. To qualify for a resident rate at the pool, you must bring proof of residency (tax, water, or sewer bill). Without proof of residency, non-resident rates will apply. Stroud Township Residents are honored at the resident rate at the Stroudsburg Pool; Smithfield Township Residents are honored at the resident rate at the Dansbury Park Pool. Season passes are available prior to the season at the Day Street Community Center. Once the information is collected, all future visits are streamlined with your own season pass ID card. The following are the rates for the 2010 season:

Season Passes are sold beginning in May. Swim pool season passes are sold only at the Day Street Community Center located at 15 Day St., East Stroudsburg, at Dansbury Park.  Season passes are not sold at either the Pool or at the Borough Office.

To purchase a season pass at the Resident Rate, you must have identification showing you are a resident of the Borough of East Stroudsburg (not just a resident of the East Stroudsburg Area School District ). You must present your season pass card at the pool every day in order to be admitted.

East Stroudsburg Boro Residents / Non-Residents:

  • Family* $100.00 / $170.00
  • Adult (18 and over) $60.00 / $90.00
  • 13-17 (inclusive) $50.00 / $80.00
  • 12 and under $40.00 / $60.00
  • Sr. Citizen (65+) $25.00 / $50.00

Dual Pool Rated for Boro Residents / Non-Residents:

  • Family* $150.00 / $255.00
  • Adult (18 and over) $90.00 / $135.00
  • 13-17 (inclusive) $75.00 / $120.00
  • 12 and under $60.00 / $90.00
  • Sr. Citizen (65+) $38.00 / $75.00

NOTE: All children under twelve (12) years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

2010 DAILY POOL ADMISSION RATES

Swimming Pool admission rates for those individuals who do not purchase a Season Pass are as follows:

East Stroudsburg Boro Residents / Non-Residents

  • Family* $10.00 / $18.00
  • Adult (18 and over) $4.00 / $6.00
  • 13-17 (Inclusive) $3.00 / $5.00
  • 12 and under $2.00 / $3.00
  • Sr. Citizen (65+) $2.00 / $3.00

*Family includes parents and up to four (4) children under the age of 18 living in the same household. Persons living in the same household who are not legal dependents of the parents are not considered family. Such persons must pay for a separate season pass or daily admission.

SWIMMING POOL OPERATING HOURS

The Dansbury Park Pool will be open Monday through Friday from 12:30 p.m.to7:00 p.m, and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., weather permitting. From Noon until 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday the pool will be open for a "Lap Swim" only. Hours of operation are subject to change due to weather conditions, health matters, staffing, or operating conditions.

2010 SWIMMING LESSONS

Swimming lessons at Dansbury Pool will be held mornings between 10 am-noon. Certified instructors will conduct classes for all age groups and levels. Class size is limited to insure the best teaching conditions and participant safety. A preliminary test to determine swim groups is held prior to the start of classes. For further information on swim lessons, please contact the Dansbury Park Pool at 421-6591. All dates are subject to change.

   Registration: June (TBA) ; 10-noon

   Lesson Dates: June –August (except July 4)

   Times: 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 11:45 (30 minute lessons)

   Fees:

  • first child: $60/resident; $75/non-resident
  • second child: $50/resident; $65/non-resident
  • third or more children: $40/resident; $55/non-resident

OTHER POOL PROGRAMMING

If you or anyone you know is interested in special classes such as water aerobics, evening lessons, water polo, etc., we need to hear from you! Please contact the Borough office or the Swimming Pool Staff concerning your interests.

SWIMMING POOL REGULATIONS

Only proper swimming attire may be worn in the pool. NO CUT-OFFS, JEANS or other non-approved swim wear is permitted. All swimmers must obey pool rules and lifeguard instructions. Staff lifeguards have the right to eject any swimmer who, in their opinion, is improperly attired, disobeys pool rules, or does not follow staff instructions. No refund of admission fees will be made.

POOL PARTIES UNDER THE LIGHTS  

Dansbury Park Swim Pool will be holding several “Family Swim Nights” in the evening from approximately 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Contact the Swim Pool for further information on dates for these evening swims under the lights.

The Dansbury Park Swim Pool is also available for rent for private swimming parties in the evening from approximately 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. Application forms are available at the Swim Pool, but Pool Parties may only be scheduled in person at the East Stroudsburg Borough Municipal Building .

Fees charged for a Pool Party are based on the number of registered participants and the number of Lifeguard Staff required. Lifeguard services shall be provided by the Pool Staff only.

Size of Group Number of Lifeguard Staff Required Fee Cost  

  • Up to 20 participants Minimum four (4) * $250.00
  • 21 to 35 participants Minimum five (5) * $350.00
  • 36 to 50 participants Minimum six (6) * $450.00
  • More than 50 participants To be determined by Pool Director Add. $50 per

Add. staff

* Including Pool Director or Assistant Director

Pool Party dates may be shared with another group to share the cost. Scheduling of pool parties is dependent upon the availability of pool staff for the requested date. Borough Staff will notify the applicant within five (5) days of application to confirm the scheduled date/time.

Applicants for a Pool Party may bring their own food and refreshments to the Pool, to be set up on tables provided by Pool Staff. (No glass containers, please!) Please remember, that alcoholic beverages are prohibited anywhere within Dansbury Park .

OTHER RECREATION ACTIVITIES AT DANSBURY PARK

BASEBALL, SOCCER, SOFTBALL

The Baseball, Soccer, and Softball Fields at Dansbury Park and Zacharias Pond Park may be scheduled for regular or seasonal use by teams and organizations by permit only. A fee field use fee is charged in most cases and a certificate of insurance evidencing general liability insurance coverage must be submitted. Contact the Borough Office at 421-8300 for more information. Fields are usually not scheduled on weekend evenings in order to be available for use by groups reserving the picnic pavilions.

DANSBURY PARK SKATECOURT

The Borough converted an old set of tennis courts at Dansbury Park in 2003 into a Skate court, complete with ramps and other features for use by area skateboarders. Use of helmets and protective gear is highly recommended by the Borough for all skaters but is not monitored by the Borough. Please, no mountain bikes! The Skate court is restricted entirely to skateboarders and in-line skaters.

TENNIS

The Borough maintains two regulation tennis courts at Dansbury Park which are open for use on a first-come, first-served basis. Tennis instructional classes are held each year at Dansbury Park by the Monroe County Recreation Department. Contact the County Recreation Program at 992-4343 for information on dates, times, and costs.

PICNIC PAVILION

Permits must be obtained for use of the Picnic Pavilions at Dansbury Park and Zacharias Pond Park and may be reserved on a first come-first served basis. Charge is $5.00 per table. The Counterman Pavilion at Dansbury Park has 60 tables and 8 grills. The Detrick Pavilion at Zacharias Park has 8 tables and 2 grills. Reservations for tables at the Dansbury and Zacharias Park pavilions must be made at the Day Street Community Center Building, 15 Day Street, at Dansbury Park, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Permits for large groups or special events, or any groups requesting or requiring special services or accommodations must be applied for in advance from the Borough Recreation Board. The Recreation Board will review and must approve such applications and may attach conditions for approval including the payment of fees or deposits as applicable. Please remember that alcoholic beverages are not allowed in any Borough Park .

PARKING FACILITIES

Dansbury Park and Zacharias Pond Park are busy places during the summer months and parking spaces often fill up fast with various activities going on at the Park at the same time. We must insist that park visitors obey the No Parking signs posted along the entrance/exit driveways into the Parks, for the safety of children and motorists in the Park. The No Parking signs will be enforced for your safety.

BOROUGH RECREATION BOARD

The East Stroudsburg Recreation Board advises Borough Council on the operation of Borough parks and the provision of recreation facilities and programs. The Recreation Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of most months at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Please contact the Borough Office at 421-8300 if you need additional information on the Recreation Board or meeting schedule.

NON-DISCRIMINATION

Parks and recreation facilities and programs owned and operated by the Borough of East Stroudsburg are provided to the public on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, or handicap status. "If anyone believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, he or she may file a complaint alleging discrimination with either the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), or the Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO), U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240."


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