September 27, 2019
"With summer quickly coming to an end, I encourage anyone who wishes to take one last swim at our world-class beaches to do so this weekend," Governor Cuomo said. "Lifeguards will be on duty so that New Yorkers and visitors can safely enjoy our state's waters."
Due to warm, sunny weather this month, demand for swimming has remained high, with nearly 200,000 people using beaches at these four parks last weekend. Normally, beaches and pools at State Parks close after Labor Day.
This year, swimming at 17 facilities across the state, including on Long Island, extended swimming through mid-September.
Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid said, "We are grateful for the availability of our lifeguards to remain on duty for perhaps a final weekend of swimming on Long Island State Park Beaches. Our park visitors don't have to say good-bye to summer and our beaches just yet."
Swimming will be open at:
State Parks is continuing to offer a 50 percent discount on camping and day-use fees at more that 30 parks along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River through Columbus Day. Campsites require a two-night minimum.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which were visited by a record 74 million people last year. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.parks.ny.gov, connect with Parks on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.