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Patrons can now ride the waves into the summer after Willson’s Wave Pool in Mount Vernon and all County pools opened for the season on Friday, June 23.  

Last summer, Willson’s Wave Pool wasn’t able to open due to repairs, which were ongoing throughout the summer and year, however, the spray deck, aqua playground and the slides remained open.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “The opening of this pool brings joy and relief to our community, providing a much-needed respite for children and families during the summer. After last summer, ensuring its successful repairs were done correctly was crucial, as this site offers a safe and enjoyable space where children can swim and play and families and residents can gather - fostering a sense of community and well-being.”

Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Kathy O’Connor said: “I’m excited to welcome residents back to Willson’s Waves this summer and I congratulate the staff for an exemplary job on getting the pool and facility ready for the season!

The $3.3 million project to get the pool ready for the 2023 season consisted of several new elements including pool slab, pool plaster finish, pool grating at the zero entry, pool tile, return and drain piping system, and a new underdrain system was installed to control groundwater. Other improvements include the upgrade of the Spray Deck Feature “dancing waters” and the Ultraviolet Disinfection System. The wave pool has a graduated depth from zero inches to six feet and offers waves up to three feet for six-minute intervals.

All four County-owned pools will be open daily through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; last entry is 6 p.m. Proof of Westchester County residency required; admission fees apply. Parking fees apply at The Brook at Tibbetts in Yonkers.