Westchester County park passes that provide admission or discounts to more than 50 county-owned recreational facilities, from pools, beaches and parks to golf courses, an amusement park and more this summer, are on sale.
Passes are available to any county resident age 12 and older who has either a New York State driver's license or photo identification accompanied by proof of Westchester residency, according to a county news release Tuesday.
The park pass is a photo identification card. One pass holder can bring two adults and children under age 12 into all county swimming facilities. Regular admission fees apply to each guest.
The pass also entitles the holder to discounts on golf greens fees, pool and beach admission, parking fees at various parks and Playland admissions and season passes. And, park pass holders are entitled to purchase a season swim pass, enabling them to swim at Glen Island Beach in New Rochelle, Willson's Waves in Mount Vernon, "The Brook" at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers and Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains for one low fee, eliminating the need to pay day-use admission. Go to westchestergov.com for season swim pass pricing.
An individual Westchester County park pass costs $60 and is valid for three years from date of issue. It must be obtained in person. It is nontransferable and can only be used by its owner.
A family park pass is available for families who need to buy two or more park passes for their household. The pass is $120, which covers two adult passes plus passes for any children ages 12 through 18 living at home. The family park pass is valid for three years from month of purchase. All family members must be present at the time of purchase.
Senior citizen park passes for adults age 60 and older are available for a fee of $60 and are valid for six years from date of issue. Park passes for disabled residents are also available for $60 and are also valid for six years. You can obtain an eligibility form from the county's Office for the Disabled by calling 914-995-2957.
Passes are now available seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all six county-owned golf courses: Dunwoodie and Sprain Lake in Yonkers, Hudson Hills in Ossining, Maple Moor in White Plains, Mohansic in Yorktown Heights, and Saxon Woods in Scarsdale; at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River; and at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson.
Passes are also issued Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains and at the parks department's administrative office at 450 Saw Mill River Rd. in Ardsley.
Beginning Wednesday passes will also be available daily through Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle.
At Playland Park in Rye, passes are available from 11 a.m. until one hour before the park closes. For park hours, go to www.RyePlayland.org or call 914-813-7010.
Beginning June 15 through Labor Day, passes will be available daily at Tibbetts Brook in Yonkers, Saxon Woods in White Plains and Willson's Waves in Mount Vernon. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call 914-864-PARK or go to westchestergov.com/parks.