We stopped at De Hoyos Memorial Park, a haven tucked between residential streets, before leaving the Catskills. We were looking for a park that has a combination of nature and a playground for the kids. De Hoyos Park checked both boxes.
The park has a beautiful pond with a walking trail around it with benches scattered around. The pond is said to be stocked with fish, frogs and turtles, although we didn’t notice any during our visit. There is also a charming walking bridge which leads from the mainland to a tiny island or maybe peninsula. The two fountains in the pond add to the beauty of the water.
Across the parking lot is where the playground is. There are climbing structures and slides for both toddlers and older children. There are picnic tables alongside the playground and also farther afield.
There are also a few tennis courts at the park. There are fees in effect during the summer months for using the tennis courts.
Posted: October 11, ’21
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
99 Hay Street
Monticello, NY 12701
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Lakewood: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Monsey: 1 hour, 10 minutes