PARKS & TRAILS
From playgrounds and rental facilities to lakes, natural areas and ball fields, the City of New Rochelle has it all. Come visit our parks and see what we have to offer.
FIVE ISLAND PARK
LeFevre Lane 15 acre park has a large grassy area, sunbather’s beach, picnic areas, pavilion, large children’s play area with equipment, outdoor amphitheater, shuffleboard, horseshoe courts, also ideal for nature walks. A pedestrian bridge links Big and Little Harrison Islands to the main Oakwood Island. This beautiful park has barbecue pits, picnic tables, benches, an open air pavilion and a dock for fishing on the half-acre Big Harrison Island. Free parking with Park Passport.
L.L. Bean in part with its Outdoor Discovery School offers kayaking excursions. The school is designed to encourage a spirit of adventure and a love of the outdoors. With its collection of kayaks and paddle boards, and a wide-open Echo Bay, it’s an ideal way to enjoy the waterfront.
This 130 acre island jewel is connected to New Rochelle by a drawbridge built in the 1920s. Glen Island is the second most widely used park in the County Parks system. The park provides 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. 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.
The boat ramp handles 65-70 launchings per weekend. The bathhouse was originally built in a Neo-Georgian style with a cupola marking the center of the front façade. A courtyard looks out to the beach and is completed by a colonnade. The bridge, bridge house, seawall and castles are all eligible for listing on the Register of Historic Places.
Hudson Park and Beach are located at the south end of New Rochelle on Hudson Park Road. It features a grassy recreation area with a playground, a music bandshell, seating area, bathing beaches and parking. Hudson Park and beach are as old as the sound itself. Hudson Park attracts all ages to this shore point in New Rochelle, NY. Hundreds flock here every weekend year round. The park is overrun with people in the summer months and at times is reminiscent of Woodstock with music, singing and people just relaxing in the sun. Oddly enough the spring, fall and winter are virtually the same with the exception of the clothing being worn. And, if you get hungry you are a stones throw away from fresh sea food.