The Port Jervis Recreation Department’s function is to provide the community with recreational and healthy activities for all age groups. The Director of Recreation advises the Recreation Commission, Common Council, and Mayor on all activities that are taking place and on future recreational programs. It is the Director’s job to keep the City of Port Jervis updated with new recreational technology and new programming.
The Recreation Department oversees the city’s two playgrounds and parks, the municipal beach (West End Beach) and the Youth Community Center. West End Beach is located on the beautiful Delaware River and is supervised by certified lifeguards. The Youth Community Center, opened year round, provides our youth with after-school activities, as well as plenty of summer programming. The director works closely with all other city departments, the Port Jervis School District and county agencies in an effort to improve the quality of life for the community. Additional funding is provided by the Office of Children and Family Services and the Orange County Youth Bureau.
Port Jervis Youth Community Center
The Youth Center Community Center is operated by the Recreation Department and is located at 134 Pike Street (next to the Port Jervis Free Library). We conduct after-school programming, as well as all day summer programming.
|Monday – Thursday||3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|“Teen Night” (Middle & High School Students)||6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Monday – Friday||9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
Number of employees
25 seasonal and numerous volunteers
John V. Faggione is the full time Director of Recreation for the City of Port Jervis.
John is a graduate of Port Jervis High School and has a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. John’s University in Queens, NY. He is a member of the National Parks and Recreation Association, New York States Parks and Recreation Society and coaches varsity football and varsity softball for the Port Jervis School District.
|Hours Of Operation:||School: Mon - Thu: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Fri: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm; "Teen Night" (Middle & High School Students): 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Sat - Sun: closed; Summer: Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Description:||The Port Jervis Recreation Department's function is to provide the community with recreational and healthy activities for all age groups.|
|Contact Person:||John V. Faggione|