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County Beaches Opening For Memorial Day, Pools To Follow In June

The Rye Playland Park pool will open for the summer season in June.
The Rye Playland Park pool will open for the summer season in June. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore, File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Three Westchester County beaches will open Memorial Day weekend while pools will follow in June, according to the county government.

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 starting on Saturday, May 28, according to the county.

“Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer each year,” Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said. “A day at the beach is a great way to celebrate warmer weather ahead!”

The three beaches will be open on weekends only until Sunday, June 19. On Friday, June 24, all county beaches along with its pools will open for the summer season, which runs through Labor Day in September.

The county’s pools are located at Playland Park in Rye, Saxon Woods Park in White Plains, The Brook at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, and Willson’s Waves in Mount Vernon.

The three beaches and Playland Pool will be open Wednesday through Sunday and close on Monday and Tuesday.

Saxon Woods, Tibbetts Brook and Willson’s Waves will be open daily through Labor Day.

Swimming hours at all facilities are from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., with no admittance after 6 p.m. Westchester County residency is required at Glen Island Park and at all pools except Playland and Croton Point beach.

When proof of residency is required, it must be shown with either a Westchester County Park Pass or a New York state driver’s license.

Park Passes are available at a variety of locations. A Season Swim Pass also is available for families, individuals and senior citizens who are Park Pass holders. The swim pass can be purchased and used at all swimming facilities except Playland. It covers swim admission and individual daily parking fees during the 2016 swim season.

For more information on the Park Pass or Season Swim Pass or to learn about the admission and parking fees, visit Westchester County online.

The Bee-Line Bus system runs service to many park facilities including Playland. For route information, call 914-813-7777 or visit Westchester County's website .

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