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.
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.
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.
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) and third (3rd) Mondays 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 845-239-4463
Treasurer Heidi Bucholz 845-726-3654
Travel Coordinator: Al Pierce 845-355-6916
Fitness Program: Elizabeth Schettkoe 845-356-1340
Quilts for Veterans
The quilting group that meets at the Senoir Center weekly, made over 60 patriotic lap quilts to be presented to the veterans at the Valley View Nursing Home, as well as the Honor Guard.
GROUP KNITS FOR CANCER PATIENTS
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.
PLEASE NOTE: The contact person for all Casino Trips will be Al or Teresa
Telephone # (845) 355-6916
Day Trips: If a name and telephone number are listed, call that person with any questions.
FOR ALL OTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, CALL AL OR TERESA PIERCE AT (845) 355-6916.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF $5 FOR ANY NON-PACER OR NON-TOWN RESIDENT FOR TRIPS MARKED WITH AN ASTERICK (*) BEFORE THE TRIP PRICE.
THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO CASINO OR MULTI-DAY TRIPS.