You like going to the park all year long? Who can blame you? Getting outside and enjoying the fresh air is a great way to spend some time, be it walking around or even sitting down and eating your lunch.

There is one popular park, located in Poughkeepsie, New York that will be off limits for a few months. Which one is it and why will it be closed? Keep reading, the answers are below. 

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What is happening to this popular Poughkeepsie park? Why is it closed?

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William Smith/Townsquare Media Hudson Valley

If you find yourself approaching your favorite park, only to see that it has been surrounded by fencing, you might experience a few minutes of heartbreak, but in this particular case, that fencing is a sign of a good thing.

This particular park is closed because it is undergoing renovations and upgrades (equipment and safety).

Which park is temporarily closed and when will it be reopening?


The Dutchess County NY park that is temporarily closed is the Malcolm X Park which is located at the intersection of Catherine Street and Mansion Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, New York. When is the park set to re-open? As of this writing, the park is expected to reopen in the Summer of 2023.

Here are a few more little known parks located in Dutchess County NY, have you ever been to any of them? 

Little Known Dutchess County Parks

Here is a look at the James Baird State Park when it was empty because of COVID, sad. 

An Afternoon at James Baird State Park

Need a place to social distance? Or a new place to take a walk? How about this little known Dutchess County Park?

17 Upstate New York Dog Parks for Your 'Good Boy' or 'Good Girl'

Lets face it, when the family dog is happy the whole family is happy! Dog parks are popping up in more and more communities across Upstate New York every day. Check out these 17 which cover every region of Upstate. Some are big, some are small. Some are basic running places, and others are elaborate dog playgrounds. And some even serve a glass of wine or craft beer for Mom and Dad to enjoy while Rover plays! Keep your furry friend happy at one of these dog parks today.


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