Westchester residents can access the award-winning “Westchester County Parks Backyard Magazine” – anytime, anywhere -- online!

The "2014 Backyard Magazine" is a full-color guide that features comprehensive information about parks, programs and services that are available through the parks system.

“This is a great example of using technology to deliver services to residents at a low cost,” County Executive Robert P. Astorino said. “By having this publication accessible online, the county has saved $100,000 in printing and delivery costs.”

With just a click, residents can log on to the County Parks homepage and can “page” through the e-magazine to explore a wealth of information ranging from how to obtain a resident Park Pass, where they can swim, golf, boat, camp and fish, and find out about bicycling, in-line skating and trailways. There is information about everyone’s favorite sites, too, like Playland, County Center and Muscoot Farm.

As an added feature, it has many direct links to Web site pages for useful information, including an interactive map of the 50 Westchester county parks and facilities. The link to the e-magazine can also be e-mailed to friends or family.