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Beat the heat by staying cool (for free!) at Westchester pools and beaches

One cheap and easy way to stay cool during this extreme heat is to dips your toes in the waters of some of Westchester's pool and beaches.

News 12 Staff

Jul 20, 2022, 11:20 AM

Updated 677 days ago

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One cheap and easy way to stay cool during this extreme heat is to dips your toes in the waters of some of Westchester's pool and beaches.
Weeks ago, the county announced that fees for Glen Island Beach in New Rochelle and Croton Point Park are waived during the week. There also won't be fees at county pools at Saxon Woods in White Plains, and Sprain Ridge and Tibbetts Brook parks in Yonkers.
The freebie only applies Monday through Thursday until Sept. 1 and only applies to county residents.
Willson's Wave Pool in Mount Vernon remains closed, but the spray deck, aqua playground and slides will be open. Fees will be waived until further notice.
While the facility fees have been waived, you do have to pay for parking.
The facilities open at 11 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.
"You know, we pay a lot of money in our taxes, so it's nice to see that it goes towards something that we can take advantage of and be able to appreciate some nice beaches that Westchester has to offer," says Jessica Woodford, of White Plains.
News 12 meteorologists say the worst of this stretch will be today and Thursday when heat advisories from the National Weather Service will be in effect.
A heat wave becomes official once there are three consecutive days of 90+ temperatures.


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