The Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation’s two beaches will be open to the public the two weekends after Labor Day. This is the first time that the beaches - at Playland Park in Rye and Croton Point Park in Croton - will be open after Labor Day. The days and times are Sept. 12-13 and Sept. 19-20 and will follow their regular schedule of 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “This is a sign of us again trying to compensate for the difficulties we have had during the pandemic. We are proud of the work to get and keep these facilities open to help people cool off in the age of COVID.”

Playland Beach will be open Tuesday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 7. Croton Point Park Beach will be open Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 7 (also from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.).

Three of Westchester County’s four pools are open for their regular two daily sessions - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 6 p.m. - now through Labor Day. They are Saxon Woods in White Plains, Willson’s Woods in Mount Vernon and Sprain Ridge in Yonkers. The fourth pool, Tibbetts Brook, also in Yonkers, will be closed from Monday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 4, but will re-open for the regular two sessions on Saturday, Sept. 5; Sunday, Sept. 6; and Monday, Sept. 7.