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.

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

For complete preserve use guidelines, click here.

Large Groups and Special Use Guidelines


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 Apr-Oct. Members will always park free.

For our full Parking Policy, please click here.


Fishing will not be permitted at Teatown during the 2018 season. Click here for more information. 

Dog Policy

Your dog is welcome at Teatown, as long as you follow the rules. Click here for our Dog Policy.

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