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Rye Town Park Celebrates 100+ Years Of Summer Fun

The Rye Town Park has been a Rye landmark for more than 100 years
The Rye Town Park has been a Rye landmark for more than 100 years Photo Credit: Carol Bloom Stevens

RYE, N.Y. -- The Rye Town Park, where Rye residents hang out during the summer, is over 100 years old and is a national landmark.

Back in 1907, bands played on the balcony of the bathing pavilion while patrons danced. Mandatory clothing on the beach meant men wore bathing suits with tops and women wore swimming dresses with black stockings. Bathing suits could be rented for 20 cents.

In 1910, parking was considered an issue. Visitors to the park complained that parked cars didn't leave enough room for horses and carriages.

The park also had jail cells for disorderly visitors who were later brought to the police station.

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