Hillsdale has two wonderful parks: the Hamlet Park behind Town Hall and the Roeliff Jansen Park, just south of the Hamlet. The land of the Hamlet Park was donated to the Town after World War II and designated as a memorial for those who served. The Roe Jan Park is on land owned by New York State (in the northernmost part of the Town of Copake) and is managed by the Town of Hillsdale.
Over the years, the park behind the Columbia County Sheriff Substation (formerly Hillsdale Town Hall) has been home to town celebrations, summer youth programs, softball games, Egg Hunts and many other events. On Veteran’s Day in November 2009, we dedicated a much-expanded memorial, pictured here, to those from Hillsdale who served in both World Wars, Korea and Vietnam. In recent years, the Hamlet Park has been home for giant Memorial Day Flea Markets and the original Farmer’s Market (now much expanded and moved to the Roe Jan Park).
Roeliff Jansen Park
A scenic 300-acre farm and four-season, community-managed park with trails, alfalfa and cornfields, public parking and gorgeous views. Located just south of the Hamlet of Hillsdale, look for the entrance sign on the east side of Route 22 below a small bridge that crosses the Roeliff Jansen Kill.