Westchester beaches now open

A sunbather enjoys the warm weather at Harbor

A sunbather enjoys the warm weather at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck. (April 17, 2012) (Credit: Faye Murman)

Looking to head to the beach? Pull out the sunscreen and swimwear: Many Westchester County beaches are now open.

County-owned beaches that opened on May 26 include Croton Point Park, Rye Playland and Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. Beaches at Glen Island Park and Rye Playland will be open on weekends through June 21, with expanded schedules beginning on June 22.

County-supervised pools will not be open to the public until June 22. Pools include those at Saxon Woods Park in White Plains; The Brook at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers; Willson’s Waves at Willson’s Woods Park in Mount Vernon; and Rye Playland.

All county-owned pools and beaches are open from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with final admittance at 6 p.m. Schedules will change as of Aug. 20. County officials announced that these schedule changes will be posted on the parks website.

County beach and pool access is exclusive to Westchester residents, with the exception of the pool and beach at Playland and the beach at Croton Point Park. A county park pass or proof of Westchester residency with photo identification is required for admission to all pools, except for Playland. A county park pass is required for entry to Glen Island Park. Park passes are available for a fee at county parks with proper photo identification and proof of county residency; visit the website for details.

In addition to the county beaches, the municipal beach at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck is also open for the season. Its grounds will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekend through June 17, but swimming will not be allowed on its shoreline until that park opens on a daily basis as of June 23.

Hours, admission fees and additional information are provided below.

BEACHES

Glen Island Park in New Rochelle
Access: Westchester County Park Pass required
Schedule: Weekends through June 21; Wednesday through Sunday June 22-Aug. 19; schedule as of Aug. 20 to be announced
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with final admittance at 6 p.m.
Admission fees: $4 adults, $3 children 5 to 11; free for children under 5; $2 for senior citizens on non-holiday weekdays with a valid Westchester County Senior Citizen Park Pass
Parking: $5
Info: Pelham Road, New Rochelle; 914-813-6720; www.westchestergov.com/parks

Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson
Access: Open to everyone
Schedule: Weekends through June 21; Wednesday through Sunday June 22-Aug. 19; schedule as of Aug. 20 to be announced
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with final admittance at 6 p.m.
Admission fees: None
Parking: $10; $5 with a county park pass
Info: Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson; 914-864-5290

Playland Beach at Rye Playland
Access: Open to everyone
Schedule: weekends through June 21; Wednesday through Sunday June 22-Aug. 19; schedule as of Aug. 20 to be announced
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with final admittance at 6 p.m.
Admission fees: $4 adults, $3 children 5 to 11; $3 senior citizens with a valid Westchester County Senior Citizen Park Pass on non-holiday weekdays; free for children under 5
Parking: $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, $10 holidays
Info: 1 Playland Pkwy., Rye; 914-813-7000

Harbor Island Park Municipal Beach
Access: Open to everyone
Schedule: weekends only through June 21; daily from June 23-Labor Day
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission fees: $5 adults; $3 kids 6 to 12; $1 for senior citizens; free for kids under 6
Parking: $6 weekdays, $8 weekends and holidays; free for those with a Mamaroneck parking permit.
Info: Mamaroneck Avenue and Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck; 914-777-7784; www.village.mamaroneck.ny.us

POOLS

Saxon Woods Park in White Plains
Access: Open to those with a Westchester County Park Pass or other proof of Westchester residency
Schedule: June 22-Aug. 19; schedule as of Aug. 20 to be announced
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with final admittance at 6 p.m.
Admission fees: $6 adults, $4 children under 12; $4 senior citizens on weekdays
Parking: Free with admission
Info: Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains; 914-995-4480

The Brook at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers
Access: Open to those with a Westchester County Park Pass or other proof of Westchester residency
Schedule: June 22-Aug. 19; schedule as of Aug. 20 to be announced
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with final admittance at 6 p.m.
Admission fees: $6 for adults, $5 for children under 12; $5 for senior citizens on weekdays
Parking: $5 on weekdays until 6 p.m.
Info: Midland Avenue, Yonkers; 914-231-2865

Willson’s Waves at Willson’s Woods Park in Mount Vernon
Access: Open to those with a Westchester County Park Pass or other proof of Westchester residency
Schedule: June 22-Aug. 19; schedule as of Aug. 20 to be announced
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with final admittance at 6 p.m.
Admission fees: $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12; $5 for senior citizens on weekdays
Parking: Free with admission
Info: East Lincoln Avenue, Mount Vernon; 914-813-6990

Playland Pool at Playland Park, Rye
Access: Open to everyone
Schedule: Wednesday through Sunday June 22-Aug. 19; schedule as of Aug. 20 to be announced
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with final admittance at 6 p.m.
Admission fees: $6 for adults, $5 for adults with a park pass; $4 for children under 13, $3.50 for children with a park pass; $3 for senior citizens with a valid Westchester County Senior Citizen Park Pass on non-holiday weekdays; free for children under 5
Parking: $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, $10 holidays
Info: 1 Playland Pkwy., Rye; 914-813-7000

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