(Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone signed new legislation sponsored by Legislators Schneiderman and Kara Hahn declaring June 21, 2014 as “Discover Suffolk County Parks Day.” This measure is an incentive designed to entice Suffolk County residents and visitors to discover the beautiful parks and recreational resources that Suffolk County Parks have to offer.
“Discover Suffolk County Parks Day offers residents an opportunity to explore parks they have never seen before or revisit those familiar from their childhood,” said Bellone. “With the vast array of ecosystems, beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
“In these challenging economic times, many county residents are staying on Long Island instead of vacationing elsewhere during the summer months,” said Legislator Schneiderman. “This discounted admission fee will allow visitors the opportunity to explore these opportunities close to home.”
While visiting the parks, residents are encouraged to inquire about the Suffolk County Parks Green Key card which would allow them to continue to receive discounted rates for parking and other activities year round. Additional discounts are available for Seniors, Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Personnel, and Active Military Personnel.
- Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
- Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman
- Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn
- Suffolk County Parks Commissioner, Greg Dawson
- Suffolk County Park Trustees:
WHEN: Monday, June 16 at 11:00am
VISUALS/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Horse Back Riding, playgrounds, bridle paths, camping and dog run
WHERE: West Hills County Park, 435 Sweet Hollow Rd, Melville, NY, US