Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone recently signed a law declaring Thursday, June 27, Discover Suffolk County Parks Day.
The new Parks Day is a pilot program designed to entice Suffolk County residents and visitors to discover the parks and recreational resources that Suffolk County has to offer.
The resolution, originally introduced by Legislator Jay Schneiderman, will allow all visitors to pay the discounted Green Key card rate at all county parks on Thursday, June 27. Generally, at lifeguard-supervised beach parks, Green Key cardholders pay $8, while non-cardholders pay $15; and at inland parks, cardholders pay $6, while non-cardholders pay $13.
“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 Mr. Bellone. “With the vast array of ecosystems, beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
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, as well as active military personnel.