Senior Services

Recreation Department

 

Chris Soi – Superintendent of Recreation & Parks


Kimberly O’Brien
Assistant Superintendent

James Whiting
Recreation Supervisor

Nicole Stone
Recreation Supervisor

Marisa Campbell
Senior Office Assistant

Susan DeFonce
Office Assistant

Rosemary Vorel
Senior Advocate
914 882 5886

Hours of Operation:
8:30am  – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday

Walk-in registration accepted:
8:30am – 4:00pm

425 Cherry Street
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
914.666.7004

fax 914.666.3863

 

Senior Adults:
914.666.7203

Hotline: 914.864.3777

Recreation@BedfordNY.gov

Senior Adults

Senior Adults participate in regularly scheduled meetings and programs. A variety of activities such as informational presentations, crafts, exercise, movies, social functions, special programs and parties are offered. Free transportation is offered by the department for local shopping and meetings. Get your name on the senior mailing list to find out about all ongoing events. (Bus trips, weekly meeting topics, special events and more.) A bi-monthly calendar can be mailed to your home address.

A Senior Citizen Nutrition Program and a home delivered Meals on Wheels Program are offered through an agreement with the Village of Mt. Kisco. The Department is always on the lookout for volunteers to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. If interested, please call the Senior Line at (914) 666-7203.

NEWSLETTERS

Stay informed of current senior programs, trips and special events by receiving our calendar/newsletter which is mailed out every two months. To receive this newsletter, call the Senior Hotline and ask to be added to the mailing list.

MEETINGS

We plan to resume our weekly meetings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Much will depend on the renovation of the Bedford Hills Community House and its reopening date. The weekly meeting program may be amended and adjusted as the public health situation evolves. Every effort will be made to create opportunities for our senior adults to meet and socialize. Please call the senior hotline at (914) 666-7203 for updated information on scheduling.

 

CHAIR YOGA

Chair yoga has been suspended until further notice.

 

Town Parks and Facilities

HAMLET PARKS

The town of Bedford has three active and beautifully maintained park facilities, one in each hamlet, Bedford Hills Memorial Park located at 60 Haines Road in Bedford Hills; Bedford Village Memorial Park located at 65 Greenwich Road in Bedford; and Katonah Memorial Park located at the top of North Street in Katonah. Each hamlet park has its own pool facility, tennis courts, basketball courts, playing fields, picnic areas and playground area. In addition, both Bedford Village and Katonah parks have platform tennis courts. Residents can enjoy our parks year round, sunrise to sunset. Pools are open to residents Memorial Day through Labor Day with a valid Pool ID card.

DOG PARK
In addition to our three very active parks, we have a dog park: “Canine Commons: A Tribute to Working Dogs,” which is located at Beaver Dam Park on Beaver Dam Road in Bedford Hills. This park offers a large dog area, small dog area, and agility area. The park is open to town of Bedford residents with a dog park permit. A limited number of non-resident permits are also available. All dogs are required to have a NYS Dog License. For permit and licensing information contact the Town Clerk’s office.

 

BEDFORD HILLS COMMUNITY HOUSE
This charming community building was opened and dedicated to the town on July 4, 1920 and gifted to the town of Bedford in 2001. The building is maintained by the town Building Department and scheduled by the Recreation and Parks Department. The building is a multi-purpose building that houses many Recreation Department sponsored programs and events, along with various meetings for different community organizations.

Currently, the community house is under renovation and will be finished later this month, Sept 2021. Through the continued hard work of our project architects from KG+D, our project contractor, Piazza, Inc., and the town staff that make up the rest of the project team, we are fully confident that this renovation will result in a top notch recreational and community facility that residents of the town of Bedford will enjoy for many years to come!

Rentals and Parties: Persons/Groups interested in reserving an area of the parks or the Bedford Hills Community House for an event should download a form from the Forms & Flyers section and send it to the recreation office for approval.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How can I find out about the programs? The recreation department publicizes their programs in seasonal brochures which are posted on the town’s website on the Recreation page. To be the first to know, sign up for the town’s email alert.

Can I register for recreation programs by phone?
Registration by phone is not permitted. You may register by coming into the Recreation and Parks Department Office or by mail. Mail-in registrations must include a completed and signed registration form and a check for the total amount due.

Who do I make my check payable to? Checks for Recreation Programs should be made payable to the “Town of Bedford.”

Can I pay for recreation programs with a credit card? Yes, The town of Bedford accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We do not accept credit cards over the phone. Please note: there is a 2.7% processing fee associated with credit card transactions.

Can I get a refund? Those looking for a refund before the program date should contact the Recreation office to obtain a Refund Request form. All forms must be completed and will be reviewed individually and will, if granted, be prorated and subject to an administrative processing fee. (Camp refunds are subject to different policies.) Refunds will also be given when a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. The participant assumes the risk of all changes in personal and business affairs.

How can I check if a program has been cancelled? If you have registered for a program with us and provided an email address, every attempt will be made to email you if a program is cancelled for any reason. You may also call our recreation hotline number at (914) 864-3777 or the office during business hours at (914) 666-7004.

What is the town email alert and how do I sign up? The town has created an alert system to update residents about events, town meetings and pertinent information that might be of interest to the residents. To sign up, click on the Email Alerts.

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