Shannen Park


In 1974, The Shannen’s, Benjamin and Doris, donated 52 acres to the Town to preserve the land as a park and wildlife area for the citizens to be able to walk through instead of sitting on their front porches. The park was named Shannen Park in their honor. The Townspeople have been grateful for their contribution. After a very slow beginning, the park has become a center of activity, a showplace for our community.   The park boasts picnic benches, and pavilions with charcoal grills, a playground designed to enhance a child’s imaginative play, with sections that are handicap accessible for handicapped children as well.  There are two ball fields, basketball hoops, bathrooms and about a mile of paved roads that invite joggers and walkers.

Bryce “Buzz” Flynn, a former town supervisor ran the park from 1985 until his death in 2012. He built the park to what it is today; neat, clean, and beautiful with covered picnic areas, playgrounds, and walkways.   

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Below is a photo of the common room at The Senior Center located in Shannen Park which is now available to rent for your special function.


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To reserve a pavilion in the Park or to rent the common room at The Senior Center, contact Barbara Young at the Highway Department, 355-5700 x6, Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  You must be a resident of the town of Wawayanda.


We continue to do improvements at Shannen Park.  Our most recent project was to pave the inner circle by the pavilions and the soccer filed.

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Slate Hill Pacers

The Slate Hill Pacers senior citizens group was formed to help all senior citizens in the Town of Wawayanda age 55 and older with socialization and recreational activities. It is a not- for- profit organization which is subsidized by the Town of Wawayanda.

Business meetings are held on the first (1st), third (3rd) and fifth (5th) Monday of each month at 1:00pm. Lunches, when scheduled, begin at 12:00pm noon. Social days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. These activities take place at the Town of Wawayanda Recreational/ Senior Center building which is located in Shannen Park, 1918 State Route 284, Slate Hill, New York.

For questions or further information please contact the follow:

President:                          Don Davis                              845-355-1743

Vice President:                   Laurie Reynolds                     845-355-2018

Secretary                           Linda Driscoll                          

Treasurer                           Heidi Bucholz                         845-726-3654

Travel Coordinator:             Al Pierce                                845-355-6916

Fitness Program:                Elizabeth Schettkoe                845-356-1340




Pictured above is a group of women from the Slate Hill Pacers who meet every other week to knit. Over the past few months their project has been to knit hats to donate to cancer patients; they have donated nearly 200 hats.





March 2- Thurs

Mohegan Casino- $25 free play+$5.00 food voucher

$25 Due 2/20/17

April 4- Tues

Mohegan Casino- $25 free play+$5.00 food voucher

$25 Due 3/27/17

April 20- Thurs

American Museum of Natural history, NYC (Fee covers admission to Museum and The Center on Earth & Space)  Lunch on your own.

Contact person: Elaine @355-3412

$20 Due 4/03/17

May 10- Wed

Mohegan Casino- $25 free play+$5.00 food voucher

$25 Due 5/01/17

May 24- Wed

Brownstone (Jersey Dreamers) Paterson, NJ

“Rockin’ in the 50’s” featuring Joe Zisa & Friends

Contact Person: Fran @342-9918 or Marie @ 355-4712

$54 Due 5/01/17

(Tip not included)

May 31-June 2


3day/2 nights- Philadelphia/Special Flyer

Additional cost for single occupancy

Contact Person: Heidi @ (845) 726-3654

$370 per person

(Double occupancy)

June 9- Fri

Hunterdon Hills Playhouse- “Legends of Pop”

Starring the Mohoney Brothers

Choice of 6 lunch entrees, salad & extensive desert buffet

Contact Person: Al or Teresa @355-6916

$63 Due 5/01/17

June 21- Wed

Forestburgh Playhouse- “Funny Girl”

Fee covers visit to Casino, lunch and the show.

Contact Person: Christine @342-1003

$59 Due 6/05/17

June 29- Thurs

Mohegan Casino- $25 free play+$5.00 food voucher

$25 Due 6/19/17

July 12- Wed

Circle Line Cruise Around Manhattan- (3 hour cruise)

Beverages, food and souvenirs are available on board or you may choose to bring a snack/lunch from home.

Contact Person: Gail @355-1063 or Maureen @355-4245

$47 Due 6/19/17

Aug 10- Thurs

Mohegan Casino- $25 free play+$5.00 food voucher

$25 Due 7/31/17

Aug 22- Tues

Spring Lake, NJ- (Facility is near the Boardwalk)

Lunch @ Show, “Nashville at the Shore”

Contact Person: Heidi @726-3654

$59 Due 7/17/17

Sept 11- Mon

Bronx Zoo- Fee covers admission, use of tram, etc.  Bring snack as a light lunch.  Will stop at “Frankie & Johnnie’s” Restaurant (at your expense) before returning home.

Menu includes full meal or lighter lunch items such as heroes, wraps pizza, soups and salads.

Contact Person: Irv @386-3072

$28 Due 8/21/17

Sept 21- Thurs

Mohegan Casino- $25 free play+$5.00 food voucher

$25 Due 9/04/17

Oct 10- Tues

Brownstone (Jersey Dreamers) Paterson, NJ- “Country & A Little Rock & Roll” featuring Joe Zisa & Friends.

Contact Person: Fran @342-9918 or Marie @355-4712

$54 Due 9/18/17

(Tip not included.)

Nov 8- Wed

Westchester Dinner Theatre- “Annie Get Your Gun”

Contact Person: Irv @386-3072

$64 Due 10/02/17

Nov 28- Tues

Mohegan Casino- $25 free play+$5.00 food voucher

$25 Due 11/20/17

Dec ???

Annual Trip to New York City

Date, cost and more details will be announces at a later date (most likely in Oct. or Nov.).

PLEASE NOTE: The contact persons for all CASINO TRIPS will be Al or Teresa

Telephone # (845) 355-6916

For Day Trips, call the CONTACT PERSON at the telephone number listed below each individual trip.

FOR ALL OTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, CALL: Al or Teresa Pierce @ (845) 355-6916