Whenever I hear the name Rye Town Park, I always have to think for a moment. It always takes me a few seconds to remember that Rye Town Park is the official name of Oakland Beach. I have always had difficulty with alternate or changed names: I still refer to the Met Life Building as the Pan Am Building, and the Patriots play at Foxboro, not Gillette Stadium. Houses still carry the last name of the owners who lived there 25 years ago, but have long sinced moved on.
Rye Town Park however, is a name that has been around a long time; certainly longer than I have. In 2009 the park celebrated it's 100th birthday, and continues to be one of the nicest town parks along this stretch of Long Island Sound. During our recent January thaw, I found her looking much like she did in an early 20th century postcard.
Rye Historical Society: Walking Tour Script
Rye Patch: New Dog Running Area At Oakland Beach
Painting Rye: Crescent Of Rocks
photo credit: Penny Postcards (top)