YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Town of Yorktown’s summer full- and half-day camps will be canceled due to continuing efforts to protect public health.

“We are disappointed as a department to cancel these programs, but we will be working within the structure of the four-phased state reopening guidelines to hopefully provide some weekly activities for your children,” said recreation director Jim Martorano, Jr.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Yorktown had begun construction on the Junior Lake Pool. Work disruption by the pandemic means that the Junior Lake Pool will not open this summer. At the same time, all pool permits were suspended by county health officials, so the Shrub Oak Pool and Sparkle Lake will be delayed until July if county officials allow pools to reopen.

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All active parks remain closed, but passive parks, such as trails and nature preserves, remain open. Passive-park visitors must wear masks and maintain six feet of distance from other park visitors.

Not all town recreation is canceled.

Yorktown opened two of its three tennis courts today. The courts at Blackberry Woods Tennis Courts in Mohegan Lake and tennis courts at Downing Park, both of which have been refurbished, are open with restrictions. These include a one-hour time limit and singles matches only. Tennis will not be allowed in the middle courts to maintain proper social distance.

Westchester County’s Mohansic Gold Course remains open. Visit YorktownTrailtown.com for a comprehensive list of passive parks in town.

Read Superintendent Martorano’s letter about summer recreation here. pdfA video of Friday’s press conference about camps and parks is posted on Yorktown’s Facebook page.