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Town of Somers Parks and Recreation Department

PO Box 46 Somers, NY 10589



Van Tassell Recreation Center Permit Application

Van Tassell Recreation Center


  • The Recreation Center is available for small meetings to recognized community groups except those for commercial use.
    • Use of the Recreation Center is limited to times other than those scheduled for Town-run programs.
    • Acceptance and/or denial of any permit application is at the sole discretion of the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation.
    • Rentals are limited to Mondays – Thursdays.  No rentals Fridays - Sundays.
    • No rentals before 4:00 p.m.
    • There may be more than one group scheduled to use the facility at the same time.  Depending on group sizes. 
  • A copy of Certificate of Liability Insurance Form (see below requirements) must be submitted with the permit application.
  • The permit applicant agrees pick up a key before their scheduled use.   
    • Key pick up will be in the Recreation Office in Reis Park, Mon. - Fri. between 8:00 am and 3:30 p.m. 
    • Only one key will be issued to a group.
    • The key must be returned to in Key Drop Box outside the Van Tassell main entrance after use of the facility.
  • The permit applicant must be in attendance at all times during the function.
  • All permits are for the sole use of the permitee and may not be transferred to another group/organization. A copy of the approved permit must be available at the site upon request.
  • Should the permitee need to cancel for any reason, the Recreation Department must be notified as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in loss of future use privileges. There will be no guaranteed make-up date due to cancellation.
  • The Town reserves the right to cancel use due to inclement weather.
  • The Town reserves the right to alter permit times, if needed, to accommodate Town programs.
  • The permitee agrees to treat the building, grounds and equipment with care. Any damage occurring to the facility, grounds or equipment while being used by the permitee will result in full restitution to the Town.
  • The permittee is responsible for their own setup. The facility must be left the way it was found.
  • All refuse must be removed from the facility and placed in the dumpster.
  • Kitchen is off limits for use. 
  • The Town of Somers Department of Parks and Recreation reserves the right to suspend, revoke, annul or otherwise terminate any application granted in the event the Department determines that these rules and regulations or parts thereof, are being violated or that there are reasonable grounds to suppose that site property used is being abused.
    • Alcohol, dogs, smoking and vaping is strongly strictly prohibited. 


Date of Event

Permittee Full Name

Mailing Address

Street Address (if different from above)

Organizations, churches, businesses and schools must provide a Certificate of Insurance with general liability combined single limits of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) for bodily injury and property damage, and include in the description that the Town of Somers is listed as an additional insured for the date of use of the park.

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The undersigned is over 21 years of age and has read the regulations for the use of the facility.  The undersigned on behalf of himself/herself and/or the above-named organzation agrees to abide by the regulations and to defend, indemnify and hold the Town of Somers, its officials, agents and employees harmless from and against any and all claims, suits, damage, and/or liabilities arising out of the use of the facility.  It is further agreed that all claims against the Town for any damage or injury arising out of the use of the facility are hereby waived and released, and that the Town will be reimbursed for the cost of any damage or breaking arising out of the use of the facility.

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