The Mansion at Crawford Park will be closed for renovation starting February 2018. Please be advised that portions of the grounds may have construction materials and safety fencing. Crawford Park's grounds and its newly renovated pavilion, playground, and sensory garden will remain open. Visitors are welcome!
Please contact the Supervisors Office for options to utilize the grassy areas at the park for your events!
Town of Rye Supervisors Office,
222 Grace Church St.
Port Chester NY 10573
Phone: (914) 939-3006
Fax: (914) 939-1465
The Assessment Office does not prepare deeds. You need to retain an attorney to have a deed prepared or modified. We cannot change, add or delete an owner's name from our records unless there is a recorded deed evidencing that change.
As a service to the taxpayers, the Town has made a diligent attempt to maintain and preserve deeds, some of which date back to the 1600’s.
Copies of deeds may be available and can be provided to the owner of the property ONLY for a fee of $.25 per page. Please note that we may or may not have some of the older historic deeds.
For all others, copies of deeds may be obtained through:
Westchester County Clerk's Office
Land Records Division
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601
The County Clerk's website indicates:
To search for a land document, visit Westchester Records Online to determine whether the document you are searching for is recorded in the Office of the Westchester County Clerk. If the document is recorded in our office and you wish to obtain a copy of it, you can pay a daily user fee to view it online, visit our office, or request a copy of the document by mail.
Park Rules, Regulations and FAQ's – Park rules have been formulated for the protection of all park users. Following the rules makes it possible for park users to have a safe and enjoyable experience. If you have any concerns about the rules or the behavior of anyone in the park, please contact a member of the park staff.
Park rangers patrol the park regularly, but you can also ask for help from other staff, include cashiers, parking attendants, lifeguards, and maintenance workers. The Park Director’s office is in the administration building, and Park Security Office is in the main bathrooms building just west of the showers.
Hours of operation - The park is open from dawn to midnight. All cars must be out of the Park before closing time. The parking lot opens at 9:00 a.m. Pedestrian entrances to the Park are located along Dearborn, Forest and Rye Beach Avenues.
Rye Town Park is under the legal jurisdiction of the City of Rye. Rules particular to the park include the following prohibitions:
- Picnicking without a special permit
- Ball playing
-Dogs off the leash are not permitted (except from 6am- 9am in the designated area, with proper registration, see below)
Download Off Leash Permit Application
Lost and Found and other Assistance Procedures – If you find anything, please return it to any member of the Park staff. The Lost and Found center is at the Director’s Office in the Administration (towers) building.
Below you will find a full list of rules and regulations that all beach & park goers are to follow. If you have any questions or would like to obtain a list for yourself you can contact the Park at (914) 967-0965.
1. Where do I get a parking/beach permit?
At the administration building, the building with two towers facing the beach, between the restaurant and Dearborn Ave.
Permits are on sale Wednesdays through Sundays - 9AM - 3PM
2. Who can get a season parking and beach permit?
If you live in the communities of Rye City, Rye Brook, Port Chester or Rye Neck you can get a resident permit. Other people can get non-resident permits, at somewhat higher prices.
3. Who does my parking/beach permit include?
A. Senior or Individual Permit -- only the person holding the permit;
B. Family Permit - two parents and children under 18 years of age;
4. What about babysitters, grandparents, etc?
They have to pay the non-permit fee or get their own permit.
5. Can I get a permit just for beach access? No. What about a permit for parking only?Yes. Parking permits are $150.00
6. Why do we have to pay for parking?
Parking fees help support the cost of the park and beach operations. The total budget of operations is over $1 million. Part of the costs are paid for by taxpayers from Rye City and Rye Town (Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye Neck). The rest comes from fees, donations, and volunteer fund-raising efforts.
7. I’m a fireman/policeman/Town/City Employee -- Do I get a discount/free pass?
No. The Rye Town Park Commission is responsible for determining who is eligible for free or discounted admission.
8. Can I cook on the beach?
Only if you arrange for a rental of the north beach area, and then only after 6 p.m. Call the Town of Rye Office at (914) 939-3006.
9. Do you have handicapped parking? Where is the handicapped parking?
There are approximately 25 handicapped spaces in the two sections of the parking lot closest to the beach. If they are filled, however, we can arrange for dropping a handicapped person off near the beach gate, or transporting a handicapped person who drives from the parking lot to the beach. You would need to have a cell phone or contact the park office and schedule your visit in advance. Phone 967-0965.
10. I’m handicapped -- can I park my car right by the middle beach gate?
We can arrange for you to get access to the beach, but we cannot have cars parked in any way that interferes with public safety and access. For further information, phone the Park Director at (914) 967-0965.
11. Since children under 13 get free admission onto the beach, can I just let my kids go on the beach and I’ll watch them from the park?
No, all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the beach.
12. Can I get my money back if it starts to rain?
Fees are non-refundable. You must use your own judgement regarding paying entrance fees in uncertain weather conditions.
13. Why can’t I bring my dog onto the beach?
The Commission has set this policy to avoid problem interactions with people and to insure sanitary conditions. Documented Therapy/Seeing Eye Dogs are permitted.
14. Why can’t we bring beverages in glass bottles onto the beach?
This rule is to insure the safety of people using the beach. There can be no exceptions.
15. How can I arrange to have an event at one of the pavilions?
Brochures about renting a pavilion or beach barbeque area are available at the park office and at the offices of Rye Town in Port Chester.
16. Can I bring a school/camp group here for nature study on the beach?
Yes, but you need to make arrangements in advance. Call (914) 939-3006.
17. Can I go out and come back later the same day without having to pay again?
Yes, for both parking and beach access. But you need to have a receipt showing today’s date; you can get this at the parking lot admission booth. You can leave the beach and come back later the same day for no extra charge by getting a wrist bracelet at the beach access booth.