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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.

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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.  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 for six weeks every year at Dansbury Park.  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 website:  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 East Stroudsburg Borough receive a discounted admission rate, whether by season pass or daily fee, as indicated below.  Smithfield Township residents also receive the discount, based on an agreement between the two municipalities.


Season Passes are sold at the at the Day Street Community Center Building located at 15 Day Street, East Stroudsburg, within Dansbury Park during regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Season passes are not sold at either the Swim 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 or a resident of Smithfield Township (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.

Season Pass Rates for East Stroudsburg Borough Residents / Non-Residents                                                          
* Family - $115.00 / $190.00
* Adult (18 and over) - $70.00 / $105.00
* 13-17 (Inclusive) - $55.00 / $90.00
* 12 and under - $45.00 / $70.00
* Sr. Citizen (65+) - $29.00 / $50.00

Dual Pool Pass Rates for East Stroudsburg Borough Residents / Non-Residents:
* Family - $170.00 / $265.00
* Adult (18 and over) - $100.00 / $150.00
* 13-17 (Inclusive) - $85.00 / $130.00
 * 12 and under - $70.00 / $100.00
* Sr. Citizen (65+) - $40.00 / $80.00

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


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

Rates for East Stroudsburg Borough Residents / Non-Residents

                          * Family                          $12.00                     $20.00
                          * 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+)         $  3.00               $ 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.


The tentative opening date for the Dansbury Park Pool is Memorial Day weekend.  The Pool will be open weekends until school is out for the summer, then will be open daily for a ten week summer session.  Once the Pool is open daily after school is out, hours are 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 other unforeseen operating conditions.  The season schedule is tentative, and is subject to change.


Swimming Lessons will be held at the Pool mornings between 10:00 a.m. and noon.  Certified instructors will conduct classes for all age groups and levels.  Class sizes are limited to insure the best teaching conditions and participant safety.  Preliminary tests to determine swim groups will be held the week after public school ends for the year.  The tentative date for Class lessons to begin is the week of June 30, 2014.  For further information on swim lessons, please contact the SROSRC Recreation Office at (570) 426-1512. 

Swim Lesson Fees for East Stroudsburg Residents / Non-Residents:

                        First child in family                        $60.00       $75.00
                        Second “                “                             $50.00 $65.00
                        Third or More “      “                            $40.00        $55.00


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 SROSRC Recreation Office at (570) 426-1512 or the Swimming Pool Staff concerning your interests.


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.


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 SROSRC Recreation Office.

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.  Recreation 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. 



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 SROSRC Recreation Office at (570) 426-1512 for more information.  Fields are usually not scheduled on weekend evenings in order to be available for use by groups reserving the picnic pavilions.


The Borough converted an old set of tennis courts at Dansbury Park in 2003 into a Skatecourt, 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 Skatecourt is restricted entirely to skateboarders and in-line skaters.   


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 may be scheduled depending upon the level of interest.    


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 must be made in person at the SROSRC Recreation Office, 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 accomodations must be applied for in advance.  The Regional Recreation Commission 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.


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.


     East Stroudsburg Borough owns and operates Terra Greens golf course, a well-maintained 9 hole course located off Route 447 in the new Terra Greens Regional Park.  For further information on golf rates including specials, membership rates, or hours of operation, contact the Golf Shoppe at (570) 421-0120 or visit the golf course website @  www.terragreens.com.


Parks and recreation facilities and programs owned and operated by the Borough of East Stroudsburg or the Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission 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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