Get ready for warm weather, sunshine and a day the beach! Westchester County Executive George Latimer recently announced that the beaches at Playland Park in Rye, Glen Island Park in New Rochelle and Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson will open on a pre-season basis beginning Memorial Day weekend.
After Memorial Day, all three beaches will be open weekends only through Sunday, June 23; then on Friday, June 28, all County-owned pools and beaches will open on full summer schedules through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. County pools are located at Playland Park in Rye, Saxon Woods Park in White Plains, Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers and Willson’s Waves in Mount Vernon. The opening for Sprain Ridge pool is to be announced.
The three beaches and Playland Pool will be open Wednesday through Sunday through Labor Day (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Saxon Woods, Sprain Ridge, Tibbetts Brook and Willson’s Waves will be open seven days a week through Labor Day. Swimming hours at all facilities are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with no admittance after 6 p.m.
Westchester County residency is required at Glen Island Park and at all pools, with the exception of Playland beach and pool and Croton Point beach. Proof of residency must be shown with either a Westchester County Park Pass or a New York State driver’s license showing a valid Westchester County address. Park Passes also offer discounted admission and parking and are available at a variety of locations.
A Season Swim Pass is available for families, individuals and senior citizens and allows unlimited access to all pools and beaches for the 2019 swim season, with the exception of Playland beach and pool and Croton Point beach. The Pass also includes parking at Glen Island and Tibbetts Brook (when visiting the parks for swimming only). The Season Swim Pass may be used at the following locations: Saxon Woods, Tibbetts Brook, Sprain Ridge and Willson’s Waves pools and at Glen Island Beach. The Swim Pass is available to Westchester County Park Pass holders only and costs $300 for families, $125 for individuals and $75 for seniors. It can be purchased only at parks where the Swim Pass may be used. For a Family Swim Pass, all members of the family must be present at time of purchase.
For admission and parking fees and directions to the parks, go to parks.westchestergov.com. Westchester County’s Bee-Line bus system runs service to many park facilities including Playland. For route information, call (914) 813-7777 or visit transportation.westchestergov.com/bee-line-bus