With the same great benefits as before, the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation has redesigned its classic park pass to improve branding and generate repeat business.
County Executive George Latimer said: “We are fortunate to have such a vast park system in Westchester. Whether you’re visiting one of our unique facilities or just looking to get out of the house for a walk, there is something for everyone. I encourage residents to take advantage of the passes and unlock all that our parks have to offer.”
Park passes are now full color, feature the Parks’ logo, and include 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.
Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Kathy O’Connor said: “We’re eager to get our new park passes into the hands of Westchester County residents. They offer a wide range of discounts in our parks and are easier than ever to remember with the new key chain card.”
Park passes can be purchased at the following locations:
- Blue Mountain Sportsman Center at Blue Mountain Reservation, Cortlandt Manor
- Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
- Dunwoodie Golf Course, Yonkers
- Hudson Hills Golf Course, Ossining
- Maple Moor Golf Course, White Plains
- Mohansic Golf Course, Yorktown Heights
- Saxon Woods Golf Course, Scarsdale
- Sprain Lake Golf Course, Yonkers
- Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
- Westchester County Parks Department, Ardsle
- Park passes are valid for three years and can be purchased for $90 by Westchester County residents over the age of 18. Junior park passes are available for those age 12 to 17, for the same price, with additional rules surrounding guests. Senior citizen park passes for those over age 60 are valid for six years.
Westchester County park passes entitle holders access to the tennis courts at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers and all County pools and beaches. They also provide discounts for camping, boat launching, picnicking, golfing and parking where fees apply, except for at Playland.
Valid park passes will still be honored and should be replaced with the new card upon expiration.
For more information, visit https://parks.westchestergov.com/park-passes.
About Westchester County
Westchester County, located in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, covers 500 square miles and has a population of just under a million. Originally home to Native Americans, who were members of the Lenape tribe, it is today a rich mix of many cultures and landscapes. The County is a blend of bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque towns as well as open spaces and a network of beautiful parks. Westchester is made up of 6 cities, 19 towns and 20 villages. Westchester County is known for top-notch public schools, and a high quality of life. The County is also an intellectual capital, boasting a highly educated workforce, competitive colleges and universities, Fortune 500 companies, world changing non-profits, and cutting-edge research centers. Westchester is led by County Executive George Latimer, who took office in January 2018 as the ninth County Executive. Using inclusion and openness as a foreground, Latimer is fighting to make Westchester a destination for all people to live, work and enjoy. Learn more about Westchester County by visiting www.westchestergov.com