2002-05-25 / Community

Riis Beach To Open Memorial Day Weekend

Riis Beach To Open
Memorial Day Weekend

The beach at Jacob Riis Park will open for the summer season on the Memorial Day weekend, according to an announcement by Billy Garrett, the Superintendent of the Jamaica Bay Unit of the Gateway National Park. The beach will open officially on Saturday, May 25.

Lifeguard protection for a portion of the beachfront will be available at that time. Full coverage will begin on July 4.

Lifeguards will be present at the designated swimming areas every day of the week from this weekend through Labor Day. The snack stands on the boardwalk will also be open for the summer this weekend.

Garrett invites the public to use "the great beach" at Riis Park, but cautions visitors to swim only at designated swimming areas where and when lifeguards are on duty.

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