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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.

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  • 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.
    • Swimming fees
  • Directions: 8 Bradford Road, Mount Vernon, NY 10553
  • Park hours: Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk, year-round.
  • Pool hours
  • Phone: (914) 813-6990, Group Picnics: (914) 231-4575
  • Restrooms: next to main building and available daily during regular park hours year-round.
  • County parks map & guide
  • Pool birthday parties
  • Nature study
  • Newsletter
  • Dogs: Must be leashed. No dogs in picnic areas.
  • Unauthorized motor vehicles, including electric bikes and scooters, are not permitted.