Glen Island Park

Glen Island Park
County: Westchester Co
Open: Year-Round
Price: $5-$10 parking fee (collection days depend on season)
Dog-friendly: Yes, Dogs must be leashed

This 105-acre island property is connected to New Rochelle by a drawbridge built in the 1920s. After Playland, Glen Island is the second most widely used park in the County Parks system.

Glen Island Park also offers picnic pavilions, reservable and open picnic areas, boat launching, pathways, a catering hall and a restaurant, formerly Glen Island Casino of Big Band era fame.

Cannons, sculptures and castles with coursed rubble stone, arched openings and round towers still remain from the days of John Starin’s resort. The castles, reminiscent of those in Germany’s Rhineland, were constructed on their present site in the late 19th century for use as a beer garden and restaurant.

Features include:

  • Picnicking
  • Pavilions
  • Playgrounds
  • Hiking Trails
  • Swimming in designated areas
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Canoe and Kayak Access
  • Fishing
  • Nature/Wildlife Study

Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk, year-round.

Westchester County residency required for admission with either County park pass or a valid New York State driver’s license with a Westchester county address.

$5 with Park Pass; $10 w/o Park Pass
Weekends only in May and September until Sunday, Sept. 27; Daily Saturday, May 23 through Labor Day.


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