History. Beaches. Picnicking. Views. Dogs! Fabulous!
From the https://parks.westchestergov.com/glen-island-park page The bold italics are mine)—
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. One of Westchester’s unique jewels, it was initially developed as a summer resort by John H. Starin. The original design exhibited the five cultures of the western world on individual islands linked together with piers and causeways. Today the islands have been merged with substantial fill areas totaling 130 acres and providing a beautiful crescent shaped beach with access to the Long Island Sound.
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.
- 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.
Parking fee: $5 with Park Pass, $10 without Park Pass — weekends only in May and September until Sunday, Sept. 29. Daily 5/25 through Labor Day.
- Directions: Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle 10805
- Park hours: Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk, year-round.
- Beach hours
- Phone: (914) 813-6720 or 6721
- County parks map & guide
- Catering facility
- Dogs must be leashed. Service animals welcome.