With the same great benefits as before with additional convenience, the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation has redesigned its classic park pass. Park passes are now full color, feature the Parks’ logo, and includes a traditional credit card-sized pass as well as a smaller card that can be attached to a key chain. Both cards include a barcode, which identifies the user. While there is no photo on the card, the user’s photo, account number and information will appear on screen when scanned at park entrances. Valid park passes will still be honored and should be replaced with the new card upon expiration. Park Passes are now available at the parks admin. office in Ardsley. (Not at the County Center) Park Passes are available at these locations.

A pass entitles the holder entry to all county-owned pools and beaches and facilities, as well as discounted admission to all pools, beaches and parking. It also allows access to the boat launch at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle and the six all-weather tennis courts at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers. It is available to residents 12 years of age and older.

Discounts
A Park Pass provides the following discounts.

  • Golf at all six county-owned courses for the Park Pass holder only; guests of pass holders pay the full rate. Young golfers under age 12 pay junior rates and must be accompanied by an adult Park Pass holder.
  • Pools and beaches admission fees
  • Parking – Where parking is charged, Park Pass holders pay reduced rates, except at the Westchester County Center.
  • Camping at Croton Point Park, Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.
  • Boat launching at Glen Island Park, George’s Island Park and Wampus Pond (including rowboat rentals)
  • Sportsman Center practice ranges
  • Group picnic permit fee for a picnic or pavilion reservation

Choose the pass that's best for you.

  • Park Pass – Ages 18 and older. At our pools and beaches where county residency is required for entry, the holder may bring four adult guests and up to five children ages 17 and younger; fee $90; valid for three years from date of issue. Admission/parking fees apply.

  • Junior Park Pass –  Ages 12 to 17. At our pools and beaches where county residency is required for entry, holders ages 16 and 17 may bring two guests ages 12 to 17 and must show proof of age with a school-issued I.D. with guardian proof of residency. Holders ages 12 to 15 may not bring guests; fee $90; valid for three years from date of issue. Admission/parking fees apply.

  • Family Park Pass – Families who need to purchase more than two passes, this option allows two adults and any children ages 12 to 17 living in the same household to get their own individual park passes for one fee. Children ages 12 to 17 receive Junior Park Passes (see above). All members of the family must be present at the time of purchase, and proof of Westchester County residency that includes the family mailing address such as: New York State photo I.D. or driver’s license; school photo I.D. or report card must be presented. Only one address will be accepted for a Family Park Pass; fee $180; each is valid for three years from date of issue. Admission/parking fees apply.

  • Senior Citizen Park Pass – Ages 60 and older. The Pass provides all the privileges of an Adult Park Pass, along with special discounted admission and parking on weekdays. Seniors can choose to purchase their pass for a fee of $15, which is valid for one year; or for a fee of $90, which is valid for six years. Admission/parking fees apply.

  • Disabled Resident Park Pass – The Pass provides all the privileges of an Adult Park Pass. The resident must present an eligibility form signed by their physician from the Westchester County Office for People with Disabilities. It can be obtained by calling (914) 995-2957 or (914) 995-7397 (TDD for the hearing impaired); fee $90; valid for six years from date of issue. Admission/parking fees apply.

  • Disabled Veterans Park Pass (Service Related) – Available to veterans with a service-connected disability living in Westchester County. Must present his or her U.S. Veterans Administration healthcare I.D. card that reads “Service Connected.” The pass is issued free of charge and is valid for three years from date of issue. Available at two locations: (The County Center is temporarily unavailable.) the Westchester County Center in White Plains or the Parks Department’s administrative office at 450 Saw Mill River Road in Ardsley. Admission and parking fees apply.

  • Military Park Pass – Available to active members of all branches of the U.S. military stationed in Westchester County for a term of service only. Member must present photo I.D. along with official military papers designating current dates of service (if living on base) or proof of residency with a utility bill, bank statement, lease or deed. The pass is issued free of charge and is valid for one year from date of issue. Admission and parking fees apply.

  • Clergy Park Pass – Available to members of the clergy living in Westchester County. Must present photo I.D. along with identification designating the order of clergy or church. The pass is issued free of charge and is valid for one year from date of issue. Admission and parking fees apply.


How to get a Park Pass
The Park Pass is a photo I.D. and is issued in person only. You must present proof of county residency with either a New York State driver’s license; or, a valid photo I.D. along with proof of residency such as a lease, deed or utility bill. Passes are not transferable and may not be used by anyone but the holder. A lost pass will be replaced at the full fee.

Park Pass Locations
Available at these locations. Choose a convenient office close to you. Days and times may vary. (Temporarily unavailable at the County Center, until further notice.)

Acceptable forms of payment
In-person - Payments from all major Credit Cards and Debits Cards as well as cash, checks and/or money orders. All checks and/or money orders should be made payable to “Westchester County Parks Department.”