The Borough owns and operates various municipal park properties and facilities which provide a range of recreational opportunities for the citizens of the Borough, from pre-school youngsters through senior citizens.
Many of the Borough’s Recreation programs are centered at Dansbury Community Park. There, you will find a large public swimming pool, a playground, basketball courts, a soccer field, tennis courts, a baseball field, a pavilion, and a skatecourt. This park is located on Day Street.
Zacharias Park, off of East Third Street, has a pavilion, small playground, a duck pond, and a wooded trail.
Gregory’s Pond Park also has a duck pond, and is right next to Terra Greens Municipal Golf Course. This property was acquired with County and State Open Space Funding in 2006.
Miller Park, on Crystal Street, is a pocket park, centrally located with a green garden and a few picnic tables.
Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission helps oversee our parks. The latest information about our parks and recreation amenities, including our pool, pavilion rentals, and public programming can be found at www.StroudRec.org, by calling 570.426.1512, or by visiting their offices at 15 Day Street, East Stroudsburg, PA.
DANSBURY PARK PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL
The Borough’s longest-running and most popular recreational opportunity 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, Stroudsburg Borough, Stroud Township, Smithfield Township, and Middle Smithfield Township receive a discounted admission rate, whether by season pass or daily fee, with proof of residency. For current pool rates and policies, visit www.StroudRec.org, or call 570.426.1512.
DAY STREET COMMUNITY CENTER
Day Street Community Center is home to rooms for community rental, a half-size indoor basketball court, and SROSRC’s offices. Recreational programming is scheduled throughout the winter at this facility. For rental information, call 570.426.1512.
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 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. Mountain bikes are NOT permitted.
The Borough maintains two regulation tennis courts at Dansbury Park which are open for use on a first-come, first-served basis.
LEVEE LOOP TRAIL
The Levee Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile trail for walking, biking, and trail running along the Brodhead Creek. It runs through East Stroudsburg Borough, Stroudsburg Borough, and Stroud Township. The Trailhead is at Dansbury Park, though there are access points in each municipality.
The pavilions at Dansbury and Zacharias Parks may be used casually on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a picnic pavilion space, you may obtain a permit through Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission (SROSRC). The charge to rent the Counterman Pavilion at Dansbury Park is $6.00 per table. The Zacharias Pond Pavilion may be reserved in full for four hours, with resident and non-resident rates applying. Security deposits may also apply. Call SROSRC at 570.426.1512 for more information. Reservations must be made in person at the SROSRC Office: 15 Day Street, East Stroudsburg, PA, Monday through Friday, 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.
The Stroud Region Open Space & Recreation Commission’s mission is connecting the community with recreational programs, greenways, trails, parks, recreation amenities, and natural areas throughout the Stroud Region. SROSRC partners with Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg boroughs, Stroud Township, as well as Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg school districts.
If you would like to get involved in greenway planning, program development, volunteer coordination, or fundraising for our parks, consider joining a committee! SROSRC looks forward to hearing your input! Visit SROSRC online
StroudKids summer day camp operates out of Dansbury Park, and two local schools, every summer. For information contact SROSRC at 570.426.1512, or visit their website, www.StroudRec.org.
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 parks 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.”