Village of Ardsley
507 Ashford Avenue
Ardsley, NY 10502
Ardsley Department of Parks & Recreation
Thelma Zimmer-William Van Dorn Youth & Community Center
18 Center Street
Trish Lacy, Recreation Supervisor
The village provides a variety of recreation and sports programs for residents and for students of the Ardsley school district. The community center on Center Street is open for youth activities and senior citizens programs. It is used to teach a variety of classes and welcomes community groups for meetings and other functions.
Meetings for Senior Citizens are held weekly at the Community Center. Special programs, such as trips and theater excursions, are scheduled periodically. A Senior Bus provides transportation to shopping on a regular basis. It also takes Seniors to the Embassy Club in Dobbs Ferry for lunch, Monday through Friday. For information, please call (914) 693-8012.
The Recreation Department supervises the use of all village parks. There are two large parks, Pascone Park has lighted tennis courts, a softball field, a basketball court, soccer fields, a playground, a skatepark and picnic areas. It is the scene of an annual Park day, tennis tournament, and 5-K Run, as well as the annual Garage Sale. McDowell Park has four baseball diamonds, a basketball court and a picnic pavilion. Several small parks also dot the community.
The Recreation Commission also sponsors a Halloween parade, a holiday tree lighting ceremony and programs for children and adults. A complete program brochure is available at the recreation offices at 18 Center Street. Contact the Recreation Supervisor at the email or phone number above for information.
See our recreation program schedule.
Pascone Park is located at the corner of Ashford Avenue and McCormick Drive (at the entrance leading to the Ardsley Middle School). Amenities include 4 lighted tennis courts, basketball court, softball field, soccer fields, playground area, gazebo, picnic tables, restrooms and a snack bar (in season).
McDowell Park: Home of the Ardsley Little League (www.ArdsleyLittleLeague.com), McDowell Park is located on Heatherdell Road, near the Sprain Parkway. The park has 4 baseball fields, 1 tee-ball area, basketball area, pavilion, snack bar and rest rooms.
Pocket parks: Various "pocket" parks are scattered throughout the Village. Pocost Park, Silliman Park, Firefighters Park, Legion Park, Bicentennial Park and Floyd Lichtenberg Park (at the library).
Thelma Zimmer-William Van Dorn Youth & Community Center is located at 18 Center Street. The center is available for rental on Saturdays and Sundays and is equipped with a kitchen, big screen tv, restrooms, pool table, ping-pong table and more. Call 693-8012 for more information. Office hours are 9:00-5:00 pm, M-F.
Note: Macy Park located on Route 9A is a Westchester County Park.
To reserve park facilities or pavilion call 864-7075.
No alcohol permitted in parks.
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