2009-05-22 / Community

NPS Opens Beach Season This Weekend

This weekend Gateway National Recreation Area kicks off the 2009 summer season. The swimming beaches at Jacob Riis Park will open and lifeguards will be on duty every day from 10 a.m.—6 p.m. Visitors are reminded that swimming is only permitted in guarded areas.

Throughout the summer Gateway will offer programs for every visitor, including history tours, concerts, plays, campfires, gardening seminars and bird walks.

A complete listing of all programs can be found on the Web at www.nps. gov/ gate. For more information, visitors can also call 718-318-4300 or 718-338- 3799.

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