Our Mission

Friends of Rye Town Park is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit volunteer citizens' group formed in 1991 by residents of Rye Town (City of Rye, Port Chester, Rye Brook, and Rye Neck). We work cooperatively with but independently from the Rye Town Park Commission, the municipal body that governs, manages and operates the park and beach.

OUR MISSION is to restore the park's landscape and work to preserve its beauty and historic significance for the enjoyment and passive recreation of the community -- a renaissance that began in 1991 after decades of neglect and deferred maintenance.

We rely primarily on private donations to fund our projects. Since its formation in 1991, Friends has raised over one million dollars to fund stages of its master plan, bringing welcome improvements to many areas of the park and reintroducing some of the splendor that existed in the early 1900s when the park was established.