New York State Parks Close for Winter Storm
All state parks on Long Island were closed on Wednesday (Nov. 7) and again today due to a strong winter storm, according to a New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation advisory.
The following Long Island parks will remain closed Friday and until further notice due to health and safety issues from Hurricane Sandy, including dangerous storm debris, downed trees and power lines and loss of utilities:
- Jones Beach
- Robert Moses
- Sunken Meadow
- Planting Fields
- Orient Beach
- Valley Stream
Elsewhere in the state, Clay Pit Ponds were closed due to the winter storm.
The following facilities are closed until further notice due to Hurricane Sandy:
- Riverbank, West Harlem — athletic field and track closed
- Nyack Beach, Upper Nyack
- Stony Point Battlefield Historic Site, Stony Point
- Rockland Lake State Park Championship Golf Course, Congers
Additionally, visitors should also expect that services may be limited and roadways/trails impassable, bathrooms closed or certain areas off-limits due to cleanup and remaining dangerous conditions at all state parks in regions affected by Hurricane Sandy.