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Parks, Recreation and Beautification

Sullivan County Closing All Parks
to Minimize COVID-19 Transmission

 Monticello, NY – In order to protect public health and safety due to the spread of COVID-19, the Sullivan County Legislature has authorized the closure of all park facilities (trails, parking lots, boat ramps, restrooms, playgrounds) at noon tomorrow, April 8. Barricades will be placed at County Park parking lots and trailheads notifying the public of the closures, and the Sheriff’s Office and local police will regularly patrol for and ticket any violators.

 “This decision was not reached lightly or easily,” explained Legislature Chairman Robert Doherty. “But based on the advice of our health leaders, it is crucial to maintain strict social distancing at these properties, and the most effective method is to temporarily shut them down.”

 The affected facilities include:

·        Lake Superior State Park in Bethel

·        Stone Arch Bridge Historical Park in Kenoza Lake

·        Minisink Battleground Park in Barryville

·        D&H Canal Linear Park in Wurtsboro and Summitville

·        Livingston Manor Covered Bridge Park

 Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg remains closed for the season, and the Sullivan County Cultural Center & Museum in Hurleyville was closed earlier this year.

 All requests for park usage, including public gatherings and education programs, are canceled. The Office of Parks, Recreation and Beautification will work with all park permit holders to issue a full refund or reschedule events. The Office will remain open to phone calls and emails but will not accept any new park permit requests for the time being.

The closure will be re-evaluated every two weeks and extended as necessary.

 Residents can visit and the County social media pages for County Park updates.

 Multiple townships and villages in the County have also temporarily closed their parks.

 “As we approach the Easter and Passover holidays, I ask everyone in our community to heed the advice of officials and stay home to curb the spread of this virus. These upcoming holiday meals should only be celebrated with members of your immediate household,” Doherty stated.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit Sullivan County Public Health Services’ Coronavirus info page:


- Countywide Roadside Litter Pluck Event scheduled for April 1st - June 30th has been postponed. Start date TBA.

- Sullivan County Museum and Cultural Center has been closed.  For information on the Sullivan County Historical Society please visit their Facebook page and website

- Park and Recreation Office:  Closed to the public.  Please email or call 845-807-0287 for further information. 


Sullivan County through its Parks and Recreation Department operates and maintains Lake Superior State Park, The Delaware and Hudson Canal Linear Park and Interpretive Center, Stone Arch Bridge Historical Park, Minisink Battleground Park, Livingston Manor Covered Bridge Park, Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History and the Sullivan County Museum for its residents and visitors. Our parks and museums can provide you with a wide variety of recreational and historical opportunities. We hope you will take some time to visit one or all of our parks and museums.


Find Sullivan County's Parks, Historical Sites and Museums

We are delighted that you have chosen to visit us at our web site. For further information regarding a specific park or museum, click on the park or museum name listed below. For more information, email us at or call (845) 807-0287.

Parks / Museums
(Follow hyperlinks for information)
Lake Superior State Park, Bethel picnic iconpavillion iconboat iconIswimingbath iconconcession iconfishing iconrest room iconhandicap icon
Delaware & Hudson Canal Linear Park and Interpretive Center, Mamakating picnic iconhiker iconfishing iconIrestrmhandicap icon
Minisink Battleground Park, Highland picnic iconpavillion iconhiker iconIrestrmhandicap icon
Livingston Manor Covered Bridge Park, Rockland picnic iconpavillion iconfishing iconIrestrmhandicap icon
Stone Arch Bridge Historical Park, Delaware picnic iconplayground iconhiker iconrest room icon
Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History, Tusten picnic iconpavillion iconrest room iconIhandicap
Sullivan County Museum, Fallsburg

rest room iconhandicap icon

Facilities Legend:

picnic icon Picnic Area

swimming icon Swimming

boating icon Boat Launch

bath icon Showers Changing Area

pavillion icon Group Picnic Pavilion (fee)

hiker icon Hiking

concession icon Vending

fishing icon Fishing

playground icon Playground

rest room icon Restrooms

handicap icon Handicap Access


County Group Picnic Permit

Sullivan County through its Parks and Recreation Department extends an invitation to its residents and visitors to rent picnic pavilions located at three (3) of its County Parks. Pavilions are available on a first come - first serve basis. Groups consisting of 25 to 200 people may reserve a covered picnic pavilion at Lake Superior State Park (2 pavilions available), Minisink Battleground Park and Livingston Manor Covered Bridge Park. Each group picnic pavilion is furnished with 10 to 12 picnic tables and a group cooking grill. Permanent or temporary restroom facilities are located near all pavilions. A group picnic permit is also required for all groups consisting of 25 people or more who plan on using a county park.

To reserve a pavilion or set up for a group usage at any county park call (845) 807-0287 to confirm your desired date and request a group picnic permit application form.

You may also print the form: Group Picnic Permit Application

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