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JULY 4th WEEKEND ADVISORY

Rye Town Park and Beach will be open only to season permit holders and residents of Rye City and Rye Town (Rye Neck, Village of Port Chester and Village of Rye Brook) on July 4th Weekend (Saturday, July 2nd -Monday, July 4, 2022).

Season passes are still available for purchase.

Proof of residency will be required before entering the parking lot and the beach. Acceptable forms of identification include: a 2022 Season Permit, a NYS State-Issued photo I.D. (or other form of official photo I.D.) and a current utility bill, tax bill, mortgage, lease, etc.

How To Purchase Season Permits:

Permits can be purchased using our online portal, https://permit.ryetownpark.com or at the permit office. The Permit office is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Day Passes and Parking:

Reduced-rate Resident Beach Day passes can only be purchased at the beach gates by credit card only. CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Full price parking and day passes can be purchased online through MPay2Park or onsite at one of the park’s three kiosks.

Parking Decals:

Parking decal must be placed on the inside of the DRIVER SIDE REAR WINDOW OR DRIVER SIDE REAR WINDSHIELD of the vehicle included on your permit.

Summary of Beach Rules for the 2022 season:

Health and safety are the highest priorities for the Rye Town Park Commission. Children under 16 years of age must at all times be accompanied by an adult 25 years or older. Each chaperone may take responsibility for a maximum of four children.

• As of May 1, 2021 the Senior Citizen Age Limit was changed from 62+ to 65+.
• No Alcohol may be brought on the beach. Glassware and bottles are not permitted on the beach. All coolers, backpacks, and tote bags are subject to inspection by park staff.
• Dogs and other pets (except for service animals) are not permitted on the beach.
• Rye Town Park and Beach is a NO SMOKING Facility.
• Parking decal must be properly placed on your registered vehicle.
• ALL PERMIT AND DAY PASS SALES ARE FINAL.

Please visit our website for the full list of rules townofryeny.com/rye-town-park-and-beach.

North Gate:

The North Gate is now open every weekend on the following limited schedule: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 9:00am to 12noon.

Season Permit Information:

The Park’s Permit office is open until July 10th, Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Permits can also be purchased at any time throughout the season using our online portal, https://permit.ryetownpark.com. Any vehicle included on your permit must be registered to the same address as your permit (proof will be required). PERMIT SALES ARE FINAL AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON.

Parking and Beach rate schedule available online:

https://www.townofryeny.com/requirement/rye-town-park-oakland-beach-permits-and-fees

For more information, please visit:

https://www.townofryeny.com/rye-town-park-and-beach

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History

Our town nestles in a valley in the background of which lie the picturesque hills and dales of Westchester County. Our Town of Rye borders on Long Island Sound bordering on Connecticut at the gateway of New England within convenient commuting distance from New York and in the metropolitan area. While we started with the Boston Post Road running close to the sound and constituting our main highway, a toll road along which passed the horse-drawn stages, modern parkways and paved highways over which pass speedy motor vehicles now link our Town to all the cities, towns and villages of this great country of ours.

We started as a small settlement on Manursing Island, then developed Poningo Neck, which now is the business section of the City of Rye, and the Saw Pit, which now is Port Chester on the Byram River, with paths leading to various parts of the town. The Post Road, King Street, and the Grace Church Street were among some of our earliest carriage paths. Water transportation and stagecoach were the sole links the early settlers had with the outside world. The young settlement known as Saw Pit, so named from the saw pits then in use, continued as such until it outgrew this homespun name and became Port Chester by incorporating as a village in 1868 signifying a sea port which remains to this day. 

Early life in the settlement was strenuous. Attacks by Indians and severe winters were a deterrent to these early settlers. Farming, fishing, logging, and trading were the principal occupations. At Saw Pit, logs were cut for use in shipbuilding operations. Our town had no improvements in those days and homes were simple and crude. The seed sown by these early settlers was nurtured and grew to the present day when we enjoy the modern conveniences of our times.

For more information about the Town of Rye and early settlement, see Chronicles of a Border Town by Charles Washington Baird.

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