2011-07-21 / Front Page

Cuomo Extends Hours at Swimming Facilities, Parks During Heat Wave

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today (Friday) announced he has directed the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to offer extended hours at state swimming facilities and other state parks during the current heat wave as a way to help New Yorkers beat the heat. The extended hours will begin today and continue through Saturday evening.

“One way to stay cool during this severe heat wave is to visit one of our beautiful state beaches, pools and parks. These high temperatures can be dangerous if New Yorkers don’t take the proper precautions. Offering these extended hours will help New Yorkers beat the heat,” Governor Cuomo said.

“I’m pleased to work with Governor Cuomo to offer more opportunities for New York families to cool off during this heat wave. I cannot think of a better place to be on a hot summer day than one of our great state parks,” said Rose Harvey, Commissioner, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

The following State Park swimming facilities will be open for extended hours on Friday and Saturday.

•Palisades Region: The swimming beaches at Lake Welch, Lake Tiorati, and Sebago Beach in Harriman State Park will remain open until 8:00 pm. The Bear Mountain swimming pool will remain open until 6:30 pm on Friday and 7:30 pm on Saturday. The swimming pool at Rockland Lake will remain open until 8:00 pm, and the pool at High Tor will remain open until 7:30 pm. Swimming at Minnewaska State Park will be extended by one hour. Please call 845-786-2701 ext.242 for more information re: Bear Mountain State park Other Palisades region state park contact phone numbers can be found at www.palisadesparksconservancy.org.

•Taconic Region (Hudson Valley): Swimming beaches at Taconic (Copake Falls and Rudd Pond), Lake Taghkanic and Fahnestock State Parks will remain open until 7:00 pm. The swimming pool at FDR State Park will remain open until 6:30 pm on Friday and 7:30 pm on Saturday.

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