From the Daily News:
Despite more than $10 billion in increased spending, parks officials plan to close - or reduce hours - at state swimming pools and beaches.
As part of $5 million in cutbacks, state parks officials will not open the pool at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx this summer and will greatly reduce the swimming options at Long Island's Jones Beach.
Swimming hours at other pools and beaches in the area, including Robert Moses and Harriman State Parks, will also be reduced...
The cutbacks, coming barely a week after lawmakers adopted a $131.8 billion budget that hiked overall spending by 9%, angered critics who said the state should have cut elsewhere.