Open Water Swimming Program

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During our Summer Months, the Park hosts many events for all ages. With thanks to our Local Sponsors we have been able to continue events for years and years, and will continue to do so. *More events to come! If you have questions, or an idea for an event, please Email:

Below you will see photos from our 2018 Fall Festival!

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

OWS is on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Starting early summer through September 30th

** In order to register for the Open Water Swimming Program you must first Download and complete this waiver. Please be prepared to upload a copy of the waiver in order to complete your registration.


  • All swimmers must participate at their own risk and sign a waiver
  • Permits Cost $50 and come with: free parking & beach admission, a bright yellow wrist band and swim cap
  • The Open Water Swim wrist band must be presented at the beach entrance to gain free access * swimmers who do not wish to buy a permit have the option to pay the park's standard daily parking and beach admission fee
  • You can register for the permit by clicking the link above, or clicking here
  • At the time of registration for a OWS Permit, you must also upload a copy of the signed waiver
  • The waiver can be obtained by clicking the link above, or clicking here
  • Waivers of swimmers under 18 years of age must have the signature of a parent of guardian and their waivers must be submitted on paper
  • You will be notified via Email if swimming will be cancelled due to weather, water temperatures, or other issues on the day of
  • All swimmers must follow one of two designated courses and everybody swims in the same direction
  • Brightly colored swim caps are mandatory for safety
  • The "in-shore" course is a 1/2 mile rectangle and can be followed at your own pace
  • The "off-shore" course is a 1 mile swim that extends 10ft. beyond the breakwater
  • The "off-shore" group assembles outside the First Aid Office at 6:45PM and splashes together at 7:00PM sharp
  • Each "off-shore" group is accompanied by at least one lifeguard on a kayak or board
  • Rye Town Park posts a lifeguard on the shore

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.