State Parks Closed Across Long Island

Parks department shuts parks from Montauk to Great River following damage from Hurricane Sandy.

New York officials have closed all state parks on Long Island due to dangerous conditions at these favorite local getaways.

The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation said parks will be closed until further notice because of scenarios ranging from downed trees and dangling branches, to beach erosion and damaged boardwalks, all due to Hurricane Sandy's punishing assault on the region.

The office also said some roadways leading to parks are damaged, such as Ocean Parkway, which saw sections of its eastbound lane washed out by the ocean.

Here is the full list of closed parks:

  • Bayard Cutting Arboretum - Great River
  • Belmont Lake State Park - West Babylon
  • Bethpage State Park - Bethpage
  • Brentwood State Park - Brentwood
  • Brookhaven State Park - Wading River
  • Caleb Smith State Park Preserve - Smithtown
  • Camp Hero State Park - Montauk
  • Captree State Park - Babylon
  • Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve - Lloyd Neck
  • Cold Spring Harbor State Park - Cold Spring Harbor
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve - Bohemia
  • Gilgo State Park - Gilgo Beach
  • Sunken Meadow State Park - Kings Park
  • Heckscher State Park - Islip
  • Hempstead Lake State Park - West Hempstead
  • Hither Hills State Park - Montauk
  • Hither Woods State Park - Montauk
  • Jones Beach State Park - Wantagh
  • Montauk Downs State Park - Montauk
  • Napeague State Park - Amagansett
  • Nissequogue River State Park - Smithtown
  • Orient Beach State Park - Orient
  • Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park - Oyster Bay
  • Robert Moses State Park - Fire Island
  • Sag Harbor State Park - Sag Harbor
  • Shadmoor State Park - Montauk
  • Trailview State Park - Woodbury
  • Valley Stream State Park
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace
  • Wildwood State Park


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