1. General information:
The Town of Eastchester manages nine major parks, many mini parks and passive areas. Park facilities include baseball and softball fields, soccer and open play field, Pony/Colt and Little League fields, playgrounds, climbing apparatus, tennis courts, basketball and horseshoe courts, picnic area with tables, benches, a barbecue grill and restrooms. Some parks have rock gardens, sitting areas, a gazebo and summer concerts. The Town’s facilities are supplemented by the local school facilities.
The Recreation Department provides three seasonal brochures which lists the recreational opportunities for Town residents. The current brochure is available on the Town's website and printed copies are available at Town Hall. The diversified recreational programs, under the guidance of the Recreation Advisory Committee and the Superintendent of Recreation, covers all areas of the Town and includes sports, cultural and social activities that serve children, youths and adults. Activities include basketball, mother-child playgroup, adult volleyball, skiing, ice skating, martial arts, tennis, softball leagues for men and women, summer day camps, mini sports camps, concerts, and theatre. The committee also supports various athletic associations, with provisions for permits for Town fields and other facilities. For a complete schedule of activities for the appropriate season, contact the Eastchester Recreation office in Town Hall.
2. How do I get my child involved in one of the Youth leagues in the Town?
Eastchester Baseball League
EBL is a spring and early summer baseball program for 13 to 16 year-old boys. The EBL also sponsors a very popular summer camp. Check the EBL website: www.eteamz.com/ebl
For information please call Presidents Jim Hogan at 632-3965 or Vice President John D'Arco at 231-0229. Email EBL10709@aol.com
Eastchester Little League
ELL is an April through June baseball and softball program for boys and girls ages 5 to 12 who are residents of the Town. The league meets at O'Rourke Field in the Garth Road Park. For more information, please call 722-6246 or visit their website: www.Eastchesterll.org John Cinguina, President.
Tuckahoe Youth Association
TYA is a chartered 12 and under Babe Ruth baseball and softball league. The program is for resident boys ages 5 to 12 and resident girls ages 5 to 16. Play begins early April and runs until the end of June. Games are played at Labriola Field weekday evenings and on Saturdays. Logon and register online at : www.eteamz.com/tuckahoeyouthassn. For information please contact League President Rafael Rivera at email@example.com.
Eastchester Blue Devils (Pop Warner) Football, Cheerleading, Lacrosse
EBD is a Town-wide youth organization for boys and girls interested in flag and tackle football, cheerleading, and boys and girls lacrosse. Participation ages range from 5 to 15 years old. Football and cheering are hosted in the fall season, while lacrosse is played in the spring. For more information on registration and participation, please visit www.eastchesterbluedevils.com or contact Brian Tallent at 960-6914
Eastchester Youth Soccer Association
EYSA is a soccer program for Town residents in Kindergarten through grade 9. The league is held at various town and school fields in the fall and again in the spring. For information, visit www.eysoccer.com or contact Jerry Fischoff at 472-3196 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dino Leva, President.
Eastchester Instructional Basketball League (EIBL)
This League is run through the Recreation Department and is for boys and girls in grades 4 through 8, and boys in grade 9 through 12. We also run a clinic for children in grade 3. Registration forms are available in the Recreation Department or for more information please call 771-3311. League play is from December to March.
3. Does Eastchester have summer camps for children?
The Town operates three day camps during the summer for children from five years of age through ninth grade. Camp Rainbow meets from 9:00 AM to 12 noon for six weeks and is for kindergarten through third grade. Camp Galaxy is also for six weeks and is from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (extended day until 5:30 PM) and serves first through sixth grade. Camp Quest is a Monday through Friday travel camp, for grades seven to nine, that will depart the home base each day for a new trip adventure, to include a mix of fun and educational activities throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New England. Trips are pre-planned, safe and highly supervised. The trips may include: Great Adventure, Sport Time USA, Mountain Creek Water Park and many more fun trips.
4. Are there golf, swimming, and tennis facilities?
At the 116 acre Lake Isle Park, there is an 18 hole golf course, a five outdoor swimming pool complex, and six Har-Tru tennis Courts. The golf, swimming, and tennis facilities at Lake Isle Country Club are managed separately by Lake Isle.
In Leewood Park, there are additional six all-weather tennis courts. The Leewood Park Tennis rules are as follows:
Courts are for residents of the Town of Eastchester only
Court hours are from 6:00 AM to dark: time of play is limited to one (1) hour
Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis
Town of Eastchester Recreation programs take precedence for court use
Tennis shoes or sneakers and shirts must be worn at all times
Dogs are NOT permitted on tennis courts or anywhere in the park
Skate boards, roller blades, scooters, and bicycles are NOT permitted on courts
Glass bottles are NOT permitted on courts
Please use trash and recycling receptacles provided
5. What can be done if I have an interest in a certain program or activity and the Recreation and Parks Department does not offer it?
All that is needed for the operation of a program, assuming it is suitable for a municipality, is that there are enough people to warrant hiring staff, funding and a site. For self-sustaining programs, there has to be enough people enrolled to cover the cost of the program. The Recreation & Parks Department is willing to listen to any ideas for programs. Contact the Superintendent of Recreation at (914) 771-3311.
6. How does one get to work or teach for the Recreation & Parks Department?
The Recreation & Parks Department uses about 200 paid staff and volunteers per year, either as instructors, teachers, sports officials, directors of programs, monitors, attendants or aids. One must be at least 16 years of age to be paid. Those interested should fill out an application (available in the Recreation Office, 40 Mill Road, Eastchester, NY) and we will arrange for an interview.
7. How do I register for programs?
You can register for a Recreation program through the mail or in person. A program registration form must be filled out and the fee must be paid in full. You can use the form provided in the brochure or call the Recreation office at 771-3311 and we will send you one.
8. Who do I make my check out to?
Unless noted for a specific program, checks can be made payable to Town of Eastchester.