water recreational facility

COVID-19 update:
Pool opening daily beginning Friday, July 3:

  • Open Daily – Session One, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Session Two, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Session One wristbands go on sale 9 a.m. until sold out at locations. Session Two wristbands go on sale only when Session One is sold out. Any Session Two wristbands remaining will go on sale again at 2 p.m. All tickets sold at the pool day of visit only.
  • Admission – $4 adults and children; free for children under 5 but counted as part of maximum occupancy. No issuance of seasonal Swim Passes. No refunds or rainchecks.
  • Pool and Park – Open to Westchester residents only – Visitors will be required to verify their residency with their Westchester County Park Pass or driver’s license with a Westchester address.
  • Pools – 50% capacity for sunning and swimming.
  • Food concessions – Open under New York state social distancing protocols.
  • Bathrooms – open
  • Showers – closed
  • Swimming features closed – No waves, aqua playground, splash pad or slides.
  • Social distancing – Visitors must wear a mask if they cannot social distance within six feet. Small families in specific sand areas do not have to wear mask when sitting. Mask not required in the water.
  • Park Passes – Monday through Sunday (except holidays), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Social distancing protocols will be followed.

The following are temporarily unavailable until further notice:

  • Playground
  • Pavilion
  • Grills – all grilling areas both reserved and walk-up.

Willson’s Woods is one of the oldest parks in the county parks system. It was named for the former owner of the land, Charles Hill Willson of the Willson & Adams Lumber Co. It was acquired in 1924.

The park is characterized by a beautiful bathhouse set along the local road that bisects the park. The bathhouse and one million-gallon pool were completed in 1928. The two-story bathhouse was designed in an English Tudor revival style and is presented in a striking mixture of brick, stone, wood and stucco. The grand entrance is marked by a large arch with stone voussoirs and two side portals.

DeMatteo Pavilion. Excellent rental spot for birthday parties, graduations and other special events.

The park is well-known for its waterpark, Willson's Waves, complete with a wave pool where you can body surf on three-foot waves; splash downward on an 18-foot high water slide; wander through cascades and fountains in the water playground; or just cool off on the spray deck., water slides, a spray deck and water playground. The park also has areas for picnicking and fishing.

Amenities
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wheelchair accessibleParkingRest roomsDrinking waterPicnickingPavilion picnic sheltersFood serviceSnackbarPlaygroundExercise and fitness
Trailhead for hikingSwimmingFishingice skatingNature studyPlease recycle

  • Admission and fees: Proof of county residency required with either a County park pass or a valid New York State driver's license with a Westchester County address is required for admission.
  • Directions: East Lincoln Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 
  • Park hours: Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk, year-round.
  • Pool hours and fees
  • Phone: (914) 813-6990
  • County parks map & guide
  • Pool Birthday Parties
  • Nature study
  • Newsletter
  • Dogs: Must be leashed. No dogs in picnic areas.