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The Town of Bedford New York


Public Parks
There are three active parks and two passive parks in the Town of Bedford under the aegis of the Recreation and Parks Department.

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In each hamlet, an active park is available for year 'round activities and home each summer to a day camp. The two passive parks, Indian Hill Park, accessible from Paddock Lane in Bedford Village, and Beaver Dam Sanctuary Park, off Harris Road, Bedford Hills, offer walking trails and natural areas.

Picnicking is allowed on the Village Green in Bedford Village and at Rosaforte Park in Bedford Hills. Rosaforte Park also offers a baseball/softball field.

Groups interested in reserving an area of the parks for an event should contact the Recreation and Parks Department at (914) 666-7004 for an application.

Park/Pool Phone #'s operational only
5/23 - 9/7

Bedford
Memorial
Park
234-3246

Bedford
Hills
Park
666-7150
Katonah
Memorial
Park
232-9349
Indian
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Beaver
Dam
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Rosaforte
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** Town of Bedford Resident's Dog Park
Canine Commons at Beaver Dam Park - A Tribute to Working Dogs
Located at 115 Beaver Dam Road - The Bedford Dog Park is owned by the Town of Bedford and operated by the Town Recreation and Parks Department. It is open to residents of the Town of Bedford only. For licensing procedure and rules click here.

Westchester Land Trust
Westchester Land Trust, founded in 1988, is dedicated to protecting open space and promoting responsible land use throughout Westchester County.
The Land Trust protects landscapes, communities and natural resources by:

Protecting land in partnership with private property owners,
Helping communities create new public parks and preserves, and
Fostering sound land use planning rules.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the Westchester Land Trust should visit their website at www.westchesterlandtrust.org

Hiking Trails and Walkways in and around Bedford
Below is a listing of hiking trails and walkways in and arond Bedford with links to trail/walkway maps:

Westmoreland Sanctuary, Bedford Corners: http://www.westmorelandsanctuary.org/index2.php#/rgallery1/2/

Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco: http://www.westchestergov.com/parks/pdfs/Maps/Trailways

Beaver Dam Sanctuary, 87 Bedford Road, Katonah: click here for trail map.

James Ramsay Hunt and Mary Welsh Parker Memorial Sanctuary, 318 acres
North Salem Road and Todd Road, Katonah:http://www.bedfordaudubon.org/images/maps/hunt-parker.pdf

Mianus River Gorge Preserve  Founded in 1953, Mianus River Gorge Preserve is dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River Gorge and the quality of its watershed. The organization:

  • Protects over 1,000 acres in Bedford, NY including one of the last stands of old-growth forest in the Northeast US
  • Manages a nature preserve which is open seasonally with 2.5 miles of hiking trails
  • Conducts applied research and offers innovative research-based education programs for high-school, undergraduate and graduate students
  • Works on initiatives to protect land throughout the Mianus River Watershed – from the Preserve to long Island Sound

For more information about MRGP, a preserve trail map or a description of educational programs, please visit their website at www.mianus.org .

Riding Trails
Bedford Riding Lanes Association offers a unique opportunity for residents who wish to enjoy horseback riding along more than 100 lineal miles of trails in the Bedford and Pound Ridge areas.

The BRLA maintains and develops the historic system of trails and dirt roads and works to develop the interest of the community in the preservation of the Town's rural character.

For information about programs and how to become a member of the BRLA, visit their website at www.bedfordridinglanes.com.

Golf Courses and Westchester County Parks
Westchester County is home to a number of public and private golf courses.

Information about these courses and instructions regarding securing a Westchester County Park Pass to play on county courses and access the automated tee time system is available at the County Recreation Department's website at www.westchestergov.com/parks

In addition, there is information about the County-owned Playland Amusement Park in Rye, nature centers, park locations, including Muscoot Park in nearby Somers, and programs at Westchester County Center in White Plains.


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