New York State
Recreation & Park Society

Offsite Program

New York State Recreation and Park Society is always excited to offer a diverse Offsite Program. Attendees have a chance to visit popular local attractions and get special behind the scene tours not offered the general public. Consider extending your stay to make the most of your 2020 visit to see the best of Westchester and take a bite out of the Big Apple! See the offerings below and simply add to your cart during registration or sign up a la carte!

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Saturday April 25th

NYC Lower Manhattan / 9 /11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM

Explore Lower Manhattan!! The bus will drop-off the group in lower Manhattan where you can choose to visit the 9/11 Museum as a part of a group tour or do it on your own in a self-guided fashion. Other sites within walking distance in this area include: Battery Park, Statute of Liberty, Staten Island Ferry, South Street Seaport, 1 World Observatory, Oculus, Hudson River Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Canyon of Heroes, Trinity Church and more.   *Photograph copyright NYC & Company

Leave Tarrytown Marriott at 3pm, leave for return to Tarrytown at 9pm 

$20 per person, transportation only to lower Manhattan -OR-

$65.50 per person, for transportation to lower Manhattan and Guided Tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum which includes expedited admission to the Museum 

(20 person minimum for the guided tour)   

Trip Minimum:  25     Maximum: 40    Registration Deadline:  March 21

*Substantial walking is required, with standing for long periods of time.

Sunday, April 26th

Rockefeller State Preserve   Tarrytown, NY

Rockefeller State Park Preserve offers quiet, beautiful walks of all lengths through forested hills and valleys. Popular for walking, riding, jogging, and carriage driving, combinations of trails lead through varied landscapes and past natural and historical features. The forests, fields, streams, and wetlands support a high diversity of native species of resident and migratory birds, mammals, insects, amphibians, reptiles, fish and aquatic species. The Rockefeller Family donated over 1771 acres to the State of New York to safeguard these lands, which are managed by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. * Photograph by OPRHP

10:45am departure from Tarrytown Marriott / return 1pm.  Educational trip worth CEUs. No charge for the trip.  

Trip Minimum: 5  Maximum: 25        Must register by April 10

Monday, April 27th

NY Knicks / NY Rangers Practice Facility - Tarrytown, NY

Be one of the few who have ever set foot inside the state-of-the art Madison Square Garden Training Facility, the home of the NY Knicks and NY Rangers. Get a behind the scenes tour on the workings of the 105,000 square-foot facility, which features two basketball courts and one NHL regulation-sized hockey rink, office space, exercise rooms, steam rooms and locker rooms with dedicated equipment for each team, the latest technology and first-class amenities. 

 9am departure from Tarrytown Marriott / return 12 noon.  Educational trip worth CEUs.  No charge for the trip.

Trip Minimum: 5  Maximum: 25        Must register by April 10

Tuesday, April 28th

This interactive mobile workshop introduces parks and recreation professionals to the public private park partnership model through a walking tour of the most active sections of Central Park. Ideally suited for parks and recreation professionals in the early stages of developing a public private park partnership for their own parks, the tour will share Park history and the creation of the Central Park Conservancy, the private, nonprofit managing Central Park in partnership with the City of New York. By the end of the workshop, participants will have: 1) reviewed definitions of public private park partnerships and other park stewardship models; 2) reviewed principles for the successful partnership between the Central Park Conservancy and the City of New York; and 3) explored management and operations strategies to maintain Central Park. The mobile workshop is an outdoor walking tour, so appropriate clothing/footwear are recommended. 

9:00am departure from Tarrytown Marriott/ 10:30am -12:30pm session/ return by 2pm. Educational trip worth CEUs.  

No charge for transportation

Trip Minimum: 15  Maximum: 40    Must register by April 10

O’Hara Nature Center - Irvington, NY

Opened in September 2012, the O’Hara Nature Center is a municipal run recreation facility which proves to be a model of energy efficiency and green design. The center is surrounded by 400 acres of forested trails and ecosystems bursting with rich history. Get a backstage tour from an educational and horticultural professional of the various features including the many demonstration gardens (Meadow Garden, Rain Gardens, Shade Garden, Bog Garden).  Learn how donations and grants helped bring this beautiful outdoor classroom to life.

 9am departure from Tarrytown Marriott / return 11:45am.  Educational trip worth CEUs.  No charge for the trip.

Trip Minimum: 5  Maximum: 25        Must register by April 10

Tuesday, April 28th

MLB game at Yankee Stadium  Bronx, NY

Get your Yankee tickets right here!!!No need to rush home, add one more night and join your fellow recreators after the conference at Yankee Stadium, “The House that Ruth Built”,  as the New York Yankees take on the Detroit Tigers!

$40.00 per person (includes ticket and transportation).  You will still have to pay $40 even if you take your own transportation.

Bus departs Tarrytown Marriott 5pm and returns after game concludes.

Trip Minimum:  20 Maximum: 40    Must register by April 10



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