Westchester has over 50 parks and recreational areas to explore.
As you discover the Westchester County Parks system, we hope you come to love, enjoy and respect all aspects of it. We hope too that you'll consider becoming a Friends of Westchester County Parks.
The Friends was established in 1977. Over the years, the Friends has established a tradition of helping to bridge budget gaps and raising thousands of dollars to purchase equipment, fund children's programs, provide amenities and support the county parks system overall. Regardless of the type of gift, its size or whether it is made now or in the future, you can be confident that your gift to the Friends of Westchester County Parks will benefit our parks system forever. You can join online.
Keep up to date with the latest goings-on in the parks. Sign up for our Parks E-Club to receive timely information about activities, events and other news related to the parks.
Westchester County owns and operates six beautiful 18-hole courses located in the north, central and southern areas of the county. Driving ranges are available at Mohansic, Sprain, Dunwoodie and Saxon Woods. Learn more
|Pools and Beaches
Westchester County owns and operates sandy beaches and crystal-clear outdoor pools and aquatic centers, located in White Plains, Yonkers, Rye, Croton, White Plains and Mount Vernon. Learn more
|Parks and Recreational Areas
The County Parks system spans nearly 18,000 acres and offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Fifty parks and recreational areas offer hiking, swimming, bicycling, fishing, skating and picnicking. Our nationally accredited Parks Department is enjoyed by millions of residents and visitors each year. Learn more
|Playland and Ice Casino
Playland has the distinction of being America’s first totally planned amusement park and prototype for today’s successful theme parks. The Playland Ice Casino has been Westchester's premier ice skating facility for more than 75 years. Learn more
|Westchester County Center
The Westchester County Center is part of the Westchester County parks system. It is located at the junction of the Bronx River Parkway, Central Avenue, and Tarrytown Road in White Plains. Learn more
Muscoot Farm is an early-1900s interpretive farm operated by County Parks. It offers a year 'round schedule of programs for families, as well as tours, farmyard visits and hayrides for groups by reservation. Learn more
|Lasdon Park and Arboretum
Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial is a magnificent 234 acre property consisting of woodlands, open grass meadow and formal gardens with flower and shrub specimens from all over the world. Learn more
Visit Cranberry Lake Preserve, Croton Point Nature Center, Marshlands Conservancy, the Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and Lenoir Preserve and explore a diversity of habitats from forests and meadows to salt marsh and shore. Learn more
|Sports and Leisure
Your personal fitness starts with you. Come to the county parks to enjoy your favorite sport or activity - whether it be baseball, downhill skiing, mountain biking or a relaxing day of fishing. Learn more
Westchester County bicycle and fitness trailways are open all year round. Check out the extensive list of trailways and maps that suit your fitness needs. Learn more