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Cuomo orders beaches, pools to work longer during heat wave

Staff Writer |
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to offer extended hours at state swimming facilities and other state parks during the current heat wave.

The extended hours will begin today and continue through Thursday, July 28.

The following State Park swimming facilities will be open for extended hours:

Long Island: The ocean beaches at Jones Beach, Robert Moses, Sunken Meadow and Hither Hills State Parks, and the swimming pool at Jones Beach, will remain open until 8:15 PM.

New York City: Sprinklers will be added to Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens and East River State Park in Brooklyn.

Mid-Hudson: Beginning Tuesday, swimming beaches at Lake Taghkanic and Fahnestock State Parks will remain open until 7 PM. The swimming pool at FDR State Park will remain open until 6:30 PM.

Capital Region: The Victoria Pool in Saratoga Spa State Park, the swimming pool at Minekill State Park, and beaches at Thompson's Lake, Moreau Lake, and Grafton Lakes State Parks will remain open until 8 PM.

North Country: All beaches in the Thousand Islands will stay open until 8 PM including swimming beaches at Westcott Beach, Southwick Beach, Pt. au Roche, and Robert Moses, and the swimming pool at Keewaydin.

Mohawk Valley/Central New York: The swimming beaches at Green Lakes, Delta Lake and Sandy Island Beach State Parks will open until 8:00 PM.

Finger Lakes: The swimming beaches at Hamlin Beach and Darien Lakes State Parks will be open to 8 PM beginning Tuesday, and the North Pool at Letchworth State Park will be open until 7 PM.

Western New York: Beginning Tuesday, swimming facilities at Beaver Island and Fort Niagara will remain open until 8 PM and the Red House and Quaker Area beaches at Allegany State Park will be open until 7:45 PM.

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