Parks & Recreation

Recreation Director                                     

Katie Sterk-Grassi
845-373-8118, extension 124                         


Recreation Commission Mission Statement

The Recreation Commission is committed to providing opportunities and experiences that enhance the quality of life for residents of all ages in Amenia. We attempt to accomplish this through a diversity of recreational, social and educational programs, services, events and facilities that meet both the individual and community needs.

The Amenia Recreation Commission was formed on May 3, 2005. It is made up of volunteers, appointed by the Town Board, who have a desire to help sustain and improve all recreational offerings. The Commission governs all Town Recreation activities, including but not limited to:

  • Program Administration (Maintenance, Creation or Elimination)
  • Planning
    • Rec Master Plan
  • Publicity (Flyers, TV, Internet, Newspaper, Schools, etc.)
  • Questions, Suggestions and Concerns

Recreation Commission Members

Name Title Term End
Joshua Simpson Member 12/2023
Open 12/2024
DJ Reilly Chairman 12/2025
Peter McCaffrey Secretary 12/2027
Juan Torres Member 12/2026


To find out about upcoming Commission meetings check the Town Calendar. For your convenience minutes from previous meetings are posted on this website.

Recreation Liaison

One or more members of the Town Board are always designated as the Recreation Liaisons.

Recreation Department

This department consists of paid employees, hired by the Town Board, who work together with the Recreation Commission in order to help them fulfill their mission.


Amenia Recreation has always been fortunate to have a very dedicated group of volunteers. If enough volunteers are not available costs rise, programs are negatively impacted or can sometimes be dropped completely. If you have an interest in a particular program (even if it doesn’t exist), have some time and are willing to help contact any member of the Recreation Administration. Your help is always needed and appreciated. Thanks!


For more information refer to the Recreation and Parks pages.

Amenia Town Green and Wassaic Park Proposals

Parks and Recreation Master Plan


Amenia Parks & Recreation Website

Chair, Recreation Commission
Phone: (845) 373-8860
Fax (845) 373-8140

4988 Route 22
Amenia, NY 12501