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Field Use


Rhinebeck Recreation Department Field Scheduling Policy
Adopted April 26, 2017 by Resolution 2017095

All scheduling is done on the Recreation Department website. No usage of the athletic fields is allowed without a reservation.

In consideration of their contributions to the maintenance of the playing fields, the Rhinebeck Soccer League, the Rhinebeck Little League, and the Northern Dutchess Boys Youth Lacrosse Association will be given preference for field scheduling as detailed herein. 

The Rhinebeck Soccer League (RSL) will be allowed to reserve soccer fields in advance of the general public, as follows:
  • RSL has from April 1st – 29th to schedule for the Spring Season (May 1st – June 30th). Public scheduling for this season to open on April 30th. 
  • RSL has from May 1st – May 30th to schedule for the Summer Season (June 30th through Labor Day). Public scheduling for this season to open on May 31st. 
  • RSL has from August 1st – August 30th to schedule for the Fall Season (Labor Day through November 31st). Public scheduling for this season to open on August 31st. 
The Rhinebeck Little League (RLL) will be allowed to reserve baseball fields in advance of the general public, as follows:
  • RLL has from March 1st – April 14th to schedule for the Spring Season (April 15th through July 16th). Public scheduling for this season to open on April 15th. 
  • RLL has from August 1st through August 30th to schedule for the Fall season (September 1st through October 31st). Public scheduling for this season to open on August 31st.  
  • Northern Dutchess Boys Youth Lacrosse Association – TBD. 
  • Reservations are limited to 4 hours and may not made be back-to-back. Rhinebeck-based leagues may schedule 6-hour slots to accommodate two games in succession. 
  • Fields may not be used for athletic activity for 24 hours after a heavy rain.
  • Field reservation and usage fees for users other than the above-mentioned leagues will be levied for users - TBD.
  • Fields left damaged or littered will result in additional charges for cleanup and/or repair. 
  • Athletic fields are closed from December 15 to March 31. Dates can vary as a function of weather and field conditions.