Saturday, April 11, 2009

Area beaches to see summer cutbacks

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.


Christie Farriella said...

Hey! Thats my shot! Nice! This was taken last summer.

Queens Crapper said...

That is a nice shot. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

People be sure to stay on open beaches only this summer. Rockaway has some of the highest fatalities of any of the beaches.

No lifeguards mean death.