WELCOME!! ...to the Town of East Hampton, Recreation Department website.
Register online for Recreation Programs
Our main office is located at the back of the Town Hall complex, behind the Court Building. Look for the white building that says "Parks and Recreation." If you are having trouble getting answers, please do not hesitate to contact us, and we will be happy to assist you...
If you would like to receive information via text or email, please sign up with Notify Me and select "Recreation" under "Calendar" category to receive the most recent Recreation Program Information throughout the year.
*Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Recreation Department is offering outdoor only/appropriately modified, programs and clinics as weather permits. All offerings are administered according to the NY State "Sports and Programming Guidelines". A recreation programming action plan was reviewed by the Town Council and implemented by the Town’s Recreation Department with public safety as a cornerstone to the return to the field, and has been constantly monitored since its development.
The Montauk Playhouse gymnasium and all of the Town of East Hampton (TOEH) outdoor basketball courts and volleyball courts all remain closed to the public until further notice. However, all TOEH playgrounds are open, along with the skating portion of the Montauk Skate Park and the Amagansett Youth Park (which also has open: the walking track, tennis courts, and hockey rink) as weather permits. Please adhere to the posted signs which have new rules at all of the playgrounds, and the social distancing signs at the two skate parks and beaches.
The Recreation Department will continue to post any new updates or changes to these modified measures here on the town's website. We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy by practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands frequently.
Pantigo Ballfield Relocation to Stephen Hands Path
Members of the Little League Ballfield Committee continue discussions with the Town of East Hampton regarding the relocation of the Little League Ballfield from 400 Pantigo, to Stephen Hands Path. The relocation of the ballfield comes from the local community’s desire to have a Free-Standing Emergency Department and imaging and diagnostic center in a centrally located area. Over the past two years, committee members have been working to identify and evaluate potential sites for construction of the new Ball Field. Last fall, the Committee recommended to the Town Board that the ball fields be relocated to 110 Stephen Hands Path, Wainscott. The recommendation met with unanimous support of the Town Board.
For more information regarding details of the project, click the links below:
General Information About Our Department
Given the size and scope of the Town of East Hampton’s holdings, expanding accessible opportunities at our facilities is an evolving and ongoing project. We also strongly recommend that you contact our office in advance of your visit to understand what you can expect and how best to make your experience positive. If you require an accommodation, we welcome you to contact the Recreation Department at least two working days prior to your visit.
The Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Buildings and Grounds Department, oversees and maintains approximately 45 parks and beaches, and the Montauk Playhouse. Recreation programs are offered year-round, and they are given not only at town operated facilities, parks, and beaches, but also at all East Hampton Public School locations. Using the public school facilities and fields allows the department to better enhance recreation program and activity options, as well as bringing the community closer together.
In addition to full time staff, the Recreation Department employs approximately 170 part time positions throughout the year, and works closely with the East Hampton Town’s Buildings and Grounds Department. Staff is frequently shared between departments in order to maximize the potential service opportunities for the East Hampton Town community, and to further the efficiency of the East Hampton Town’s workforce. Employees are shared with Buildings and Grounds Department for facilities and parks maintenance needs.
The Recreation Department also works with the Montauk Chamber of Commerce in order to promote recreational options for the community, and the Montauk Chamber of Commerce offers us the use of their building every year for the annual Turkey Trot or “Run for Fun” each Thanksgiving. The Recreation Department also schedules recreational programs in conjunction with other organizations and agencies such as the local libraries, Montauk Youth, local school programs, and private sectors programs.