Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Recreation Department is offering some outdoor only/appropriately modified, fall programs and clinics. All offerings will be administered according to the NY State "Sports and Programming Guidelines." 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). 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.
The Recreation Department, Town of East Hampton is proud to announce that registration for the 44th Annual Virtual “Run For Fun” Turkey Day Race is now available for registration at…
This year’s race will be a little different… Participants can run/walk the race that they register for anytime and anywhere between November 1 and November 30, 2020, and they can sign up for as many races (3 mile, 6 mile, or 11 mile - which was the original route from the Montauk Green to the Lighthouse and back) as they wish to run, between now and November 30, 2020. The fee to run a race is $10, plus an administration fee of $3.25. All proceeds benefit the local food pantries and L.I. Running is donating the timekeeper service fees to maximize the donations to the local food pantries. There will also be an additional donation button on the website so that those who wish to make further donations to the food pantries may do so. Just visit TurkeyDay.ItsYourRace.com to register and/or make a donation.
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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 Building 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.