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.
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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 (570) 426-1512, or visit their website: www.srosrc.org through the link on this site.
Terra Greens Golf Club
This municipal-owned and operated course is located in East Stroudsburg, just one mile off of Rt. 80. A moderately hilly course, it 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
DANSBURY PARK SKATECOURT
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 accommodations 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.
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.”