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A Mom’s Guide to Parks and Playgrounds in Westchester

As moms it is our duty to schedule every day for our kids. Luckily, Westchester is filled with amazing scenery and tons of fun things to do – device free! Local parks and playgrounds are available to us year round, and there are tons of them around for us to choose from.  

Be sure to check out our local Park Hop Events this summer in order to connect with some other local moms. It’s a great way to keep everyone busy and entertained! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Free to Park

Gedney Park – Millwood – Hidden in the shade, Gedney Park has two interactive jungle gyms and tons of space to hike and explore with your little ones and you fur babies. Yes, dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed. Join WC Moms Blog on Saturday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m. for a park hop play date. Be sure to RSVP here. Snacks, drinks, and tons of fun will be provided. 

Kensico Dam Plaza – Valhalla – This outdoor venue is spectacular for concerts and events. The playground is located right next to the dam which also features a 9/11 memorial. Kensico Dam Plaza is a great place to go for a walk, a bike ride, or a picnic. There is a great lawn for the kids to run around or relax since there is plenty of seating in the shade. Parking is free and plentiful. Join WC Moms Blog on Saturday, September 1st at 10:00 a.m. for a park hop play date. Be sure to RSVP here. Snacks, drinks, and tons of fun will be provided. 

Lasdon Park – Katonah – One of the more interesting parks in the area. Although there is no playground, Lasdon Park includes walking/hiking trails, beautiful gardens, a bird sanctuary, and Memorial Statues. Be sure to have a ton of time to explore this amazing park. 

Pierson Park – Tarrytown – Another river town park, Pierson has a splash pad for hot summer days. There are also beautiful hiking trails and a bike path. No need to worry about parking, this park is within walking distance from the Tarrytown train station. 

Riverfront Green Park – Peekskill – The park on the river. Surrounded by shops and restaurants, Riverfront Green has a beautiful playground and gazebo equipped with bbqs and tables for an all-day event. This park also hosts a summer concert series, so be sure to check our Summer Concert Guide to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Roselle Park – Pleasantville – In the heart of a quiet little neighborhood, is Roselle Park, which includes a sandbox, baseball field, and plenty of toys to keep kids of all ages occupied. This park is home to donated toys – trucks, cars, and tons of shovels and pails-that live there year round. 

Saxon Woods – White Plains – Saxon Woods is home to a mini golf course, splash pad, a huge pool, and an amazing playground for the little ones. This is one of the only parks in the area that allows access for disabled individuals. Fun for all, and all for fun! Join WC Moms Blog on Monday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. for a park hop play date. Be sure to RSVP here. Snacks, drinks, and tons of fun will be provided. 

Untermyer Gardens – Yonkers – Untermyer Park is a 43 acre historical park above the Hudson River. It features a Grecian amphitheater and garden perfect for a picnic. Join WC Moms Blog on Friday, August 3rd at 10:00 a.m. for a park hop play date. Be sure to RSVP here. Snacks, drinks, and tons of fun will be provided. 

Willson Woods Park – Mount Vernon – Although Willson Woods is home to a playground and fishing area, this park is known for its amazing pool and aquatic fun. Including water slides, a wave pool, and a water playground.  

Pay to Park 

Many of the Westchester County Parks require a Park Pass which provides access to many of the county’s parks, pools, and beaches. Although not necessary for entry, it helps to have one and is good for three years. Learn more about how to get your pass, here.

Bear Mountain State Park – Bear Mountain – Just over the bridge, Bear Mountain is equipped with a walk through zoo, merry-go-round, and fishing area. This gorgeous park has a great restaurant and beautiful lodge for a mini stay-cation. Don’t forget to check out the amazing views of our home along the Hudson.

Croton Point Park – Croton-on-Hudson – One of the many beautiful Westchester County Parks, Croton Point is home to tons of amenities. While there, enjoy two playgrounds, hiking trails, a beach front, and party pavilions. 

Kingsland Point Park – Sleepy Hollow – Located along the Hudson, Kinsgland Point is equipped with a playground, a splash pad, and – most noteworthy – a set of teeth for the little ones to climb on. Yes, teeth! 

Tibetts Brook Park Yonkers – Equipped with an “aquatic complex,” this park has something for everyone. Tibetts has a playground, hiking trails, and picnic area for the summer. It also includes ice skating and sledding for the winter. Great park for a year round trip!

Did we miss your favorite park? Let us know where you and your little ones love to play!

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