Sprain Brook PoolSprain Ridge Pool opened Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

ELQ Industries of New Rochelle, the low bidder on the project, completed $7.8 million of repairs and renovations. The contract called for the bath house, spray park and recreation pool to be ready for swimmers for the 2017 Season.

And that is just the start. Once financing is approved by the Board of Legislators, work can begin on a second pool – this one geared for swimming laps, whether in competitions or just for fun.

Sometimes government doesn’t work as fast as everyone would like. When the bids were opened in the fall, 2016, they exceeded the county’s bond cap. That sent the project back to the drawing board to be redesigned. A staggered construction approach was adopted.

By doing one pool at a time, the county was allowed to stay under the bond cap, and get started on the first phase of construction right away. That means we are back on track for swimming at Sprain Ridge Park pool this summer.

Hope to see you there.

The school trip programs at Read Wildlife Sanctuary are currently being updated - please check back with us again.


Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary is a 179-acre park located along the Long Island Sound adjacent to Playland in Rye.  Environmental education programs are offered to schools, scouts and other groups by advance reservation. Group size is limited to 30. A modest fee based on group size and length of program. Topics can be tailored to the needs and interests of the group and include: intertidal ecology, marine biology, plant science and orinthology.

AquaFitClassIntegrating the Zumba® philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Fit blends it all together for a great fun workout. The program combines many energizing formats, including Aquatic Tabata and HIIT, designed for total body conditioning and cardiovascular fitness. Water shoes highly recommended.

Fee $75 for six sessions, or weekly pay-as-you-go available. $5 parking fee applies at Tibbetts Brook pool.  Online registration only. For more information, call (914) 231-4551.


Check back for times and dates for 2018. 

Saxon Woods Pool and 
Tibbetts Brook Pool


Andrea Velazquez - more info.

Exhibit at Gallery in the Park



A new one-person show titled “Threads” that weaves together a rich tapestry of works using oil, metal, beeswax, paper, and paint by Ridgefield artist Suzanne Benton opens on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River. A highlight of the opening will be a live mask performance by the artist on the Gallery grounds.


This exhibition is a journey of light, color, life and nature. It includes Suzanne’s welded metal masks, many of them created around the world, as well as recent prints, landscape paintings, portrait boxes, and manifolds. Her work is immediately recognized by her use of rich color which is energetic yet ethereal; her work speaks of her interplay with world culture, history, myth and relationships.  


Suzanne Benton’s art has been exhibited at museums, universities and galleries throughout the United States and abroad. A former Fulbright Scholar to India, Benton has received numerous grants and artist residencies worldwide. As a widely exhibited and noted sculptor, mask maker/performance artist, painter, printmaker, lecturer and workshop leader, she’s shared her multifaceted art for over 30 years in 29 countries.


“Threads” is on exhibit daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 31. Admission is free; parking is $4 with a Westchester County Park Pass, $8 without the pass. 


The Gallery in the Park is part of the Westchester County Art in Parks program that brings changing exhibitions of sculpture, paintings, murals and other forms of artwork to Westchester County Parks for the appreciation of visitors of all ages.


For more information, call the Reservation at (914) 864-7317.