Rye Town Park
The Rye Town Park, Bathing Complex and Oakland Beach, was designed in 1909 by architects Upjohn & Conable and landscape architects Brinley & Holbrook. It is situated on 28.1 acres of rolling terrain along the shore of the Long Island Sound. The park is bounded to the north by Rye Beach Avenue, to the south by Dearborn Avenue, to the west by Forest Avenue and to the east by the publicly accessible 34.5 acre Oakland Beach, stretching 1200’ in length. Adjacent to the east is the beach area of Playland Amusement Park (National Historic Landmark). The boundaries of the park remain true to the original design and layout.
The park sits approximately 15 feet above the beach level, grounded securely by a rubble stone foundation/retaining wall on the eastern side. Character defining landscape features of the park include stone walls, a terrace overlook, a stone bridge, light fixtures, staircases and ramps, pathways, trees, plantings, lawns, a small lake and Oakland Beach. There are 17 structures within the park. Of these, six are historically significant and contribute to the architectural integrity of the site and are exemplary of a recreation facility designed at the turn of the 20th century. This cohesive collection of buildings, designed in the Spanish Mission Style, define the character and identity of the recreational Bathing Complex. Please click here to view our ArborScope Inventory of Trees throughout the park!
Rye Town Park Updates & Info
UPDATE: September 2022
Be advised that daily parking fees are still in effect until October 1, 2022
Beach admission will be charged on Weekends (Sat/Sun) until the end of September.
P E R M I T P R I C I N G
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE PERMIT PORTAL
RESIDENT PERMIT RATES
Senior Permit - $30.00 (includes parking & beach)
Individual Permit - $161.00 (includes parking & beach); $107 (beach only)
Family Permit*- $241.00 (includes parking & beach); $187 (beach only)
Parking Only - $134.00 (includes parking only)
NON-RESIDENT PERMIT RATES
Senior Permit - $161.00 (includes parking & beach)
Individual - $412.00 (includes parking & beach)
Family Permit*- $535.00 (includes parking & beach)
*PLEASE BE ADVISED: Lifetime Permits must be renewed in person at the permit office at the beach. Lifetime passes cannot be renewed online.
- Dogs are allowed off-leash, only between the hours of 6:00am - 9:00am, on the North End Hill
- Dogs must be on a leash at all other times throughout the park
- Dogs are not allowed on the beach/sand at any time
Off Season Policies:
- Swimming will be permitted when lifeguards return for duty.
- Parking rates are in effect May 1 - October 1
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, 7 days a week.
- The bathrooms remain open until further notice
- As always, dogs are NOT allowed on the beach/sand at any time