Beat the Heat!
Due to the heat wave, Sprain Ridge Pool will be open from Wednesday, June 19 through Friday, June 21, 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.




The park’s 278 acres include two picnic areas. The remainder of the park is heavily wooded, with a variety of hiking and mountain bike trails.

Sprain Ridge Park is named for its location on a ridge between the northbound and southbound lanes of the Sprain Brook Parkway. There are several theories as to the origin of the name “Sprain.” It appears in the Greenburgh town records as early as 1743. Some think it is a corruption of the Indian title, “Armenperal” or “Armonsperahin.” Others say it refers to “spraints,” a word for otter dung, as there used to be many otters in the area. Also, to “sprain” is to sow seeds by hand, and possibly the grass around Grassy Sprain had been hand sown.

This land was acquired by the county in 1965 from the Boyce Thompson Institute, a botanical research center. It therefore houses many unusual and exotic woodland plants. The Thompsons were an old Yonkers family that made its fortune in mining.

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  • Admission and fees
    • Proof of county residency is required with either a County park pass or a valid New York State driver's license with a Westchester county address.
    • Swimming fees
  • Directions: 149 Jackson Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705
  • Park hours: Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk, year-round.
  • Pool hours
  • Phone: (914) 231-3450, Group Picnics: (914) 231-4575
  • Restrooms: Bathhouse available daily in summer 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; stand-alone buildings available mid-April through mid-Oct. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Biking and trails map
  • County parks map & guide
  • Dogs must be leashed. Service animals welcome.
  • Unauthorized motor vehicles, including electric bikes and scooters, are not permitted.