Hampton Bays, NY - June 30, 2016 - Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone and Park Officials are pleased to announce that phase I of the restoration project at Meschutt Beach County Park is complete and the park will be fully operational this Fourth of July weekend.
Thanks to quick action and approvals from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Army Corp. of Engineers, the County Department of Public Works and Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation employees were able to work together to provide the much-needed stabilization and restoration of sand to this site.
Before restoration at Meschutt Beach. Photo by: Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation.
“Superstorm Sandy and other storms had taken their toll on the beach causing erosion of the dunes and a shortage of beachfront,” explained Bellone. “Now the beach is in better condition than ever, and ready just in time for the holiday.”
In addition to providing great beach conditions for life-guard supervised swimming, sand-castle building and for just “catching some rays”, the Parks Department is pleased to offer the “Classic Car Night” on Friday, and musical entertainment throughout the weekend through The Meschutt Beach Hut. The musical lineup for this weekend will be:
Friday (July 1)
5:30 pm “NITEWORK”
Saturday (July 2)
12:00 – 4:00 pm “TOOTY AND THE MOTHER PLUCKERS”
5:30 pm “WINSTON IRIE”
Sunday (July 3)
1:00 – 5:00 pm “SHECKY AND THE TWANGTONES”
5:30 pm “STRECKER BAND”
Monday (July 4)
12:00 – 4:00 pm “JAN HANNA BAND”
5:30 PM “NEW LIFE CRISIS”
Lifeguard-supervised swimming will be available from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm seven days a week now through Labor Day. Park fees are $9 with the Suffolk County Park Green Key Card and $16 without the card and will be charged from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Holiday rates will be in effect on Monday, July 4th.