First reported by Newsday…1010WINS reports that 10 Long Island Parks May Close By Summer. While none of these parks contain golf, you’ll likely see higher greens fees due to the budget crunch.
Here’s the 1010WINS report…
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — As many as 10 state parks on Long Island may be closed by the summer to make up for a proposed $29 million budget cut, according to a published report.
Newsday reports the state might also raise admission fees by 25 percent for venues such as Jones Beach.
A spokeswoman for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation declined to confirm the proposed list of closures but did confirm they are considering some fee increases including ocean beach admission and golf fees statewide.
According to parks statistics, more than 2 million people visited the 10 parks last year.
Potential park closures include: Brentwood, Brookhaven, Caleb Smith, Cold Spring Harbor, Heckscher, Hempstead Lake, Nissequogue River, Orient Beach, Trail View and Valley Stream.