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Westchester Beaches To Open For Pre-Season Beginning Memorial Day Weekend

Beaches throughout Westchester are set to open for the pre-season on Memorial Day weekend.
Beaches throughout Westchester are set to open for the pre-season on Memorial Day weekend. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- 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, Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25, County Executive Rob Astorino announced Thursday.

Astorino noted that after Memorial Day, all three beaches will be open weekends only through Sunday, June 21.

“After the long, cold winter we experienced in Westchester, I know everyone is looking forward to getting to the beach and enjoying the warm weather,” said Astorino. “What better way to celebrate Memorial Day – the unofficial start of summer – than to spend the day at one of the county’s beautiful beaches.”

All county-owned pools and beaches will open for the summer season, beginning Friday, June 26. The beaches and Playland Pool will be open Wednesday through Sunday -- closed Monday and Tuesday – while the pools will be open daily, seven days a week, through Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 7. Swimming hours at all facilities are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with no admittance after 6 p.m.

County 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.

Westchester County residency is required at Glen Island Park and at all pools except Playland and Croton Point.

Proof of residency must be shown with either a Westchester County Park Pass or a New York State driver’s license. Parks Passes are available at a variety of locations at this time of year.

A Season Swim Pass is available for families, individuals and seniors citizens who are Westchester County resident Park Pass holders only. The pass can be purchased and used at all swimming facilities except Playland and Croton Point beach, and covers all admission and parking fees during the 2015 season.

For admission, parking fees and directions to the parks, go to parks.westchestergov.com .

The Bee-Line Bus system runs service to many park facilities including Playland.  For route information, call (914) 813-7777 or visit beelinebus.westchestergov.com.

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