Ellis Hollow Activities and Rental Policies
The Ellis Hollow Community Center grounds, tennis court, basketball court, playground and trails are free and open to the public. The Pavilion, Center and Pool are available for rent to community organizations and private parties. Scroll down to read about activities at the EHCC.
The pavilion, stationed on the edge of our large field, is an open structure covering 6 large picnic tables. It has power and a few overhead lights for evening events. In the summer it is home to bands for our Music in the Hollow as well as in September it serves as the kitchen for the annual fair’s Country Kitchen. It is available for rental but open otherwise to the public year round.
The pavilion may be reserved for parties or gatherings by contacting the Activities Chair listed on the usage form. All reservations require a refundable security deposit. See the form for details:
The Community Center
The community center building is home to the Ellis Hollow Nursery School from September thru June as well as various girls’ and boys' scout groups throughout the year. Pool members have access to the bathrooms during the summer months as do various camps. The building houses two bathrooms, a long entrance hallway and a classroom with a dedicated kitchen area.
The building is available for rentals and is often rented for parties, meetings, and other small gatherings. The building can comfortably accommodate parties up to 30 individuals depending on the requirements of the event (ie: seating vs standing room). There are a few large tables as well as 40 chairs. The nursery school’s furniture is also available for those planning on parties for children.
Our community pool is nestled up behind our community center next to the playground and is available through a membership. It is L shaped ranging from the shallow (3’) end to the deep (9’) end and surrounded by lawn with chairs, tables, two pavilions and two changing cabanas. Flotation devices are welcome. A membership is required for regular pool use, but not for lessons or private rental.
Private rental of the pool is available outside of normal pool hours (morning or night). Rentals are for 2 hours, during which time you will also have access to the bathrooms. Rental includes 2 lifeguards. For inquiries or to make arrangements to rent the pool for your event contact Eleanor Biddle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellis Hollow Nature Trail
From 1994-2000, Nature Trails were created at the EHCC. Trails are open to the public. Please keep dogs leashed and clean up after them. To read the history of the trails, click here.
Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve
About a mile from the EHCC, near the corner of Genung and Ellis Hollow Creek Road lies the Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve. 150 acres of wooded trails delight visitors in all seasons. For more information, visit the preserve website.
The Ellis Hollow Playground is a large wooden structure behind the center and adjacent to the pool. The playground includes climbing and balance areas, swings, a slide and a sand area. The area is fenced in. The playground is open to the public, though visitors are asked to be mindful of the Nursery School. To read the history of the Ed Rosenberg Memorial Playground, click here.
Athletic area are open to the public and available on a first come, first served basis. The ECHH has two tennis courts, a small basketball court , and ball fields. It is recommended ball fields be officially reserved. For reservations, contact the EHCC.
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts meet regularly at the Ellis Hollow Community Center. If you are interested in learning more about Scout Troops that meet at the EHCC, contact: