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Cuomo: All L.I. State Parks, Beaches Set To Open By Memorial Day

Robert Moses State Park (credit: CBS 2)

Robert Moses State Park (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – All of Long Island’s state parks and beaches, including those damaged from Superstorm Sandy, are on schedule to open by Memorial Day.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Monday.

The island’s state beaches and inland parks, including Jones Beach, sustained almost $100 million in damage from the October storm, according to the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

“Our parks and beaches are not only popular destinations for vacationers, but they are also important economic drivers for our
communities,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We will continue to work diligently to ensure that these great assets are in safe and good condition for visitors to enjoy this summer.”

Construction and repair projects are on schedule, which will allow the parks and beaches to open for the holiday weekend.