Westchester opens county pools, beaches free to residents

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Good news for Westchester County residents looking to economize this summer: Beginning Tuesday, July 5, beach and pool fees will be waived at county facilities for residents who want to cool off, Monday through Thursday only, through Sept. 1.

The latest move to ease inflation costs for residents will be at Glen Island Beach in New Rochelle and at the county’s pools: Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains and Sprain Ridge and the Brook at Tibbetts in Yonkers. Croton Point Beach in Croton-on-Hudson is open weekends only, and Willson’s Woods in Mount Vernon is free daily; its wave pool is currently closed.

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Parking fees are not waived at those facilities that require them, even during the Monday-Thursday free period for residents.

The Brook at Tibbetts will be open free to Westchester residents, Monday-Thursdays beginning July 5.
The Brook at Tibbetts will be open free to Westchester residents, Monday-Thursdays beginning July 5.

“Our pools and beaches are a local destination our residents look forward to visiting each summer," noted Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, Kathy O’Connor. "I’m happy we are able to take these steps to ensure our residents don’t miss out this year.”

All four pools and Glen Island Beach are open daily, 11 a.m. through 6:30 p.m.; last admission at 6 p.m.; proof of residency is required. Croton Point Beach is open weekends only and Mondays, July 4 and Labor Day, Sept. 5. Parking fees at Glen Island and the Brook at Tibbetts still apply during the time admission fees are waived. For additional information, visit parks.westchestergov.com or call 914-864-7275.

This article originally appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal News: Westchester County offers free admission to pools, Glen Island Beach