(from Kathleen O’Connor, Westchester County Parks Commissioner)
A Westchester County Park Pass is your key to enjoying more than 50 recreational facilities this summer, from pools and beaches, parks and golf courses, and to nature preserves, and even an amusement park and a working farm. And, you can get your pass now at convenient locations throughout the county.
Passes are available to any county resident age 12 and older who has either a driver’s license or photo identification with proof of Westchester residency.
The Park Pass is a photo identification card that provides you with admission to all county-owned parks, pools and beaches. One park 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 and on parking fees where applicable.
An individual pass costs $60 and is valid for three years from date of issue. It must be obtained in person. It is non-transferable and can only be used by its owner.
A Family Park Pass is available for families who need to purchase 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. An eligibility form must first be obtained from the county’s Office for the Disabled by calling (914) 995-2957.
Park Pass Locations
Passes are 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; and at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River.
Passes are also issued weekdays (Monday through Friday only) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains and at the parks department’s new administrative offices at 450 Saw Mill River Road in Ardsley.
At Playland Park in Rye, passes are issued from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, on days when the park is closed. When the park is open, passes are available from
11 a.m. until one hour before the park closes. For park hours go to RyePlayland.org or call
Beginning Saturday, May 26, passes will be available daily through Labor Day, at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson and Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Beginning Monday, June 16, passes will be available daily at The Brook at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, Saxon Woods Pool 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.