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2022 Pool and Beach Admission Update!
Effective Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, Sept. 1. admission fees will be waived at Saxon Woods Pool, Sprain Ridge Pool, The Brook at Tibbetts and Glen Island Beach. (Mondays through Thursdays.)

Friday, July 8 through Monday, Sept. 5, admission fees will be charged at Saxon Woods Pool, Sprain Ridge Pool, The Brook at Tibbetts, Glen Island and Croton Point Beaches. (Fridays through Sundays and Labor Day.)

Parking and residency rules apply. Weather permitting, County pools* and beaches now operating on summer schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This 105-acre island property is connected to New Rochelle by a drawbridge built in the 1920s. After Playland, Glen Island is the second most widely used park in the County Parks system. One of Westchester’s unique jewels, it was initially developed as a summer resort by John H. Starin. The original design exhibited the five cultures of the western world on individual islands linked together with piers and causeways. Today the islands have been merged with substantial fill areas totaling 130 acres and providing a beautiful crescent shaped beach with access to the Long Island Sound.

Glen Island Park also offers picnic pavilions, reservable and open picnic areas, boat launching, pathways, a catering hall and a restaurant, formerly Glen Island Casino of Big Band era fame. Cannons, sculptures and castles with coursed rubble stone, arched openings and round towers still remain from the days of John Starin’s resort. The castles, reminiscent of those in Germany's Rhineland, were constructed on their present site in the late 19th century for use as a beer garden and restaurant.

The boat ramp handles 65-70 launchings per weekend. The bathhouse was originally built in a Neo-Georgian style with a cupola marking the center of the front façade. A courtyard looks out to the beach and is completed by a colonnade. The bridge, bridge house, seawall and castles are all eligible for listing on the Register of Historic Places.

The Pelham Community Rowing Association will run its popular Youth Learn to Row camp at Glen Island Park. Sessions are open to boys and girls aged 11 and up. Registration is open.

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Wheelchair accessibleParkingRest roomsDrinking waterPicnickingPavilion picnic sheltersFood servicePets must be leashed. PlaygroundStay on trailsSwimmingBeach accessBoat launchMotorboatingSailingHand and small boat launchCanoe AccessKayak AccessWindsurfingFishingNature studyPlease recycle

  • Admission and fees
    • Westchester County residency required for admission with either County park pass or a valid New York State driver's license with a Westchester county address.
    • Parking fee: $5 with Park Pass, $10 without Park Pass -- weekends only in May and September; Daily Saturday, May 28 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.
    • Beach fees
    • Boat fees
  • Directions: Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10805
  • Park hours: Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk, year-round.
  • Beach hours
  • Boat Ramp: Provides access to Long Island Sound. Residents only. Accommodates boats up to 21 feet in length. Open: April through October, from 8 a.m. to dusk, 7 days a week. Fees apply.
  • Phone: (914) 813-6720 or 6721, Group Picnics: (914) 231-4575
  • Restrooms: Bathhouse at beach available daily in summer 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; West Grove restrooms available daily one week before Memorial Day through mid-Oct. 8 a.m. - dusk; winter office available daily year-round 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in winter; 8 a.m. - dusk in summer; portable potties only during special events.
  • County parks map & guide
  • Catering facility
  • Dogs must be leashed. Service animals welcome.