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Contact: Court Clerk Anne Capeci

Phone: (914) 939-3305

Email: ACapeci@TownofRyeNY.com

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

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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 the park director or call (914) 939-3553.

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.  

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.

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

- Glassware

-Loud Radios

-Littering 

-Dogs off the leash are not permitted (except from 6am- 9am in the designated area, with proper registration, see below)

Rules and Regulations For Off-Leash Dogs
  • Dogs may only be off leash between the hours of 6-9 am, in the designated area
  • All dogs must be licensed, current with all shots and healthy
  • Dog owners must register with the Rye City Clerk annually - Phone 914 967-7371 for details
  • Please note: Starting In January 2016 there will be a $25 registration fee
  • Dogs off leash must have a registration tag affixed to collar
  • Maximum number of dogs that any one person shall have custody and control over is three
  • Owners/walkers must not leave dogs unattended and shall have dogs under voice control at all times
  • Owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries caused by them
  • Dogs must be discouraged from digging - owners must fill in any holes their dogs dig
  • Aggressive dogs are not permitted

Download Off Leash Permit Application

Beach Rules & Regulations

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. Glassware and bottles are not permitted on the beach
  2. All Children 16 years and younger MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times
  3. Dogs and other pets are not permitted on the beach and are restricted to the north and west end of the park during the regular bathing season
  4. Loud radios are not permitted - any radio that may be heard from more than a 50 ft. radius may constitute a loud radio
  5. Spear or line fishing is not permitted on the beach
  6. The jetty and rocks are closed to the general public
  7. Ball and frisbee playing are only permitted in the designated areas marked by green flags against the rear walls
  8. No large coolers with alcoholic beverages are permitted on the beach, barbecues are allowed by permit only
  9. No small craft is permitted within the swim areas and must remain a distance of 100 ft. from all safety lines; jet skis must remain a distance of 500 ft. from safety lines
  10. Children under 16 years of age must be at all times accompanied by an adult responsible for their behavior while at the facility
  11. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult down to the water's edge
  12. Children with flotation devices must remain in shallow water, and those under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times
  13. Nude bathing is not permitted at this facility, nor is any patron to act lewdly or in a lascivious manner or wear a bathing suit that may offend public decency
  14. Patrons may fly a kite in the park only
  15. No diving is permitted at this facility
  16. No Fishing is permitted at this facility in the duck pond or in the Long Island Sound Waters
  17. No hunting or harm of ducks at the duck pond is allowed

FAQ’s - 2019

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. - Stay tuned because the permit process may also be available online for the 2019 season

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 (914) 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 barbecue 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

18.No Fishing Allowed

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.