Policies and Guidelines

Preserve Use Guidelines

Teatown’s trails are open from dawn to dusk.

We encourage responsible use and contemplative enjoyment of the preserve. To this end, we ask that you carry out your trash, keep dogs on leashes, clean up after dogs, remain on the marked trails, and respect other visitors. Please observe wildlife from a distance and leave plants in place. Hiking, birding, nature study, strollers, and personal photography are welcome. Fires are prohibited.

Please feel free to report trail problems. In the case of an emergency while you are on the preserve, please call 911.

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Large Groups and Special Use Guidelines

Groups larger than 8 people and those looking to use Teatown for commercial purposes are required to notify Teatown in advance of their visit. There is a charge of $5/person for large groups.

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As a community-supported nonprofit, our environmental educational programming and preserve are largely funded by people like you. To help offset increasing overhead costs, Teatown will charge $5 to non-members for parking, but only from Friday-Sunday and on holidays, from April – November. Members will always park free.

For our full Parking Policy, please click here.


Limited fishing will be permitted at Teatown during the 2019 season. However, to protect the preserve, strict policies will be put in place and only a limited number of Teatown fishing permits will be released.

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Dog Policy

Your dog is welcome at Teatown, as long as you follow the rules. for more information.

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