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If you would like to get involved in Community Service Programs with the Town, please contact: Debbie Reisner by Phone: (914) 939-3553 or By Email

If you would like to get involved in Community Service Programs with the Town, please contact: Debbie Reisner by Phone: (914) 939-3553 or By Email

Contact: Court Clerk Anne Capeci

Phone: (914) 939-3305


Please call the office of the Court Clerk in advance before coming in person.

Please be advised - The Rye Town Court will be closed on the following dates:
Wednesday, October 16

Tuesday, November 12

Wednesday, December 11

The Town of Rye Hosted it's FIRST! Community Service Project on October 6th and 7th at Crawford Park! 

Thank you to all the students who participated and a HUGE Thank You to Palette Pro, a local painting company, and Port Chester's Sherwin Williams for donating resources and materials!

9/11 Days of Community Service

(Town of Rye, NY)─September 10, 2018The Town of Rye and The Friends of Crawford Park have joined together to create two volunteer opportunities in the community as part of the 9/11 National Day of Service. Last Sunday, September 9th, a group of volunteers met in Crawford Park to help maintain the trees and wildflower garden. This Sunday, September 16th, The Town of Rye and The Friends of Crawford Park will host a second Day of Service and volunteers are still needed.

Crawford Park is a jewel for Rye Town residents and the tremendous trees so elegantly grace the park, but they are in desperate need of the eradication of invasive vines and weeds. On Sunday’s Day of Service, volunteers will help remove encroaching vines from the trees and remove weeds from the wildflower garden. This effort will help keep the native trees strong and flowers thriving reducing the need for costly clean-up when plants are weakened or displaced.

Despite the rain, the first Day of Service was a positive and productive day. Under the supervision of Bob DelTorto, volunteers of all ages freed a number of trees from the strangulation of invasive vines. “During visits to the park, I was never aware of the invasive vines wrapped around the trees which were threatening their lives and depriving them of water, sunlight and nutrients all vital for their healthy growth,” stated Town Clerk, Hope B. Vespia, “It was so gratifying to know that as a joint effort the volunteers were affording them a healthier life.”

Pavilion Rental Fees:

  • $250.00 Security Deposit (Refundable 3-4 weeks after event, pending no damage to the property)
  • $400.00 for (5) hours
  • $80.00 per additional hour
  • $75.00 for kitchen use
  • $25.00 for ice machine use

Field Usage Fee: (Soccer Field, Ball Field)

  • 30.00 per hour

Use of Tents

  • You are allowed to use a tent on the grounds during your event
  • Renter is responsible to rent tent from an outside company, Crawford Park does not provide tents
  • $200.00 Fee
  • Insurance certificate required
  • 20x20 or larger is acceptable
  • *Please ask us where tents are permitted on the grounds*


  • The park is open to the public, however, facilities may only be rented by residents. Residents include: Port Chester (10573), Rye Brook (10573) and Rye Neck (10543)
  • Public Bathrooms are on premise, and are available to use during your event
  • Garbage bins are provided, but renter is responsible for all set up and clean up
  • All vendors (caterers, performers, equipment suppliers, food trucks, etc.) are required to submit a Certificate of Insurance (COI)
  • If you plan to serve any form of alcohol (wine, beer, liquor), you must obtain an alcohol permit and insurance
  • If you are a non-profit organization please ask us about the rates
  • We do allow bouncy castles and other inflateable houses
  • Food Trucks are allowed on premise but must be cleared during your reservation process
  • We do not hold rain dates, it is the renters responsibility to watch the forecast and plan accordingly

Parking and Beach Access Fees For Rye Town Park

The park and beach are open to the general public.  You don’t have to be a resident to use the park.  Persons can pay on a daily basis or purchase season permits, which provide discounts to people planning to use the beach and park frequently.

Residents of Rye City, Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye Neck get discounts on both daily rates and season permits.

Non-residents of these communities can also buy season permits, at higher rates.

There are three categories of permits for residents and non-residents: Senior, Single, and Family.  

Parking Only permits can also be purchased, which provide for unlimited free parking during the beach season.

Daily rates for parking and beach access are higher on weekends than weekdays.

The daytime parking rates are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Evening parking rates run from 7 p.m. until the park closes.  Daytime beach access rates are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Late Afternoon beach access rates are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Evening Beach access rates are from 7 p.m until closing. Residents are free after 7 p.m for beach access.

See the complete chart of the 2019 daily and seasonal permit rates on the permits and fees page.

Pre-Season Operations: Starting May 3rd, the permit office is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre Season fees are charged for parking starting in April.