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LI State Parks and Beaches Damaged from Superstorm Sandy to Open By Memorial Day Weekend

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The severity of damage to some of Long Island's state parks and beaches were extensive after Superstorm Sandy. Anyone in doubt as to whether they ...

The weather is officially starting to feel a little more like spring as we dive deeper into April. Soon before we know it, Memorial Day will roll around and those long cherished memories of spending time together with family and friends at the state parks and beaches will come alive once more!

Governor Cuomo announced today that all Long Island state parks and beaches are expected to open by Memorial Day weekend.

Many of the parks and beaches suffered damage from Superstorm Sandy requiring repair and reconstruction. Parks faced extensive damage to roads, landscaping and infrastructure. Many of the beaches suffered from erosion, including loss of natural and native vegetation.

As much as local Long Islanders utilize the parks and beaches, vacationers from afar also travel to Long Island to enjoy it. The parks and beaches are economic drivers for the local community, according to a statement from Governor Cuomo in a news release.

Last year, more than 18 million people visited the state parks and beaches on Long Island. Some of the top Long Island destinations included Jones Beach State Park, Robert Moses State Park, Sunken Meadow State Park and Heckscher State Park.

In a news release issued by the Governor’s press office, it offered a list of some of the most popular state parks and beaches on Long Island expected to be open by Memorial Day weekend. Some may still have ongoing construction in certain areas. The list includes:

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Wes Apr 15th, 2013 02:30 PM

Glad to hear this, but I am sure that there are others who wish they cared as much about the inland issues as they do the beach. I know that it brings in money for the cities, but people also live here. It is not just for tourists. Sandy is still affecting thousands (if not millions) of us. 

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