With high temperatures and humidity impacting the region, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board announce that hours of operation at all Town pools and the TOBAY Beach Spray Park will be extended through the weekend, beginning today, Thursday, August 12th through Sunday, August 15th. Additionally, three cooling centers will be open daily through Sunday in the event that the public needs a place to come indoors and cool off.
“We want to help you beat the heat! With the forecast calling for extreme oppressive heat, we invite our residents to enjoy some fun family time and make the Town pool facilities their backyards away from home,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Our Town pools and beaches are a staycation destination for residents of all ages and that especially holds true this year.”
All pool facilities will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 12th through Sunday, August 15th, including:
- Marjorie Post Community Park in Massapequa
- Syosset-Woodbury Community Park
- Bethpage Community Park
- Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park
- Tappen Beach
The Spray Park at TOBAY Beach will remain open until 6 p.m., from Thursday, August 12th through Sunday, August 15th.
Cooling Centers will be open Thursday, August 12th through Sunday, August 15th, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the following facilities:
- Marjorie Post Park Skate House, Unqua Road & Merrick Road, Massapequa
- Syosset-Woodbury Park Skate House, 7800 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury
- Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating center, 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage
“As temperatures increase, a combination of heat and humidity has the potential to become overwhelming, especially out in the direct sun,” said Supervisor Saladino. “To help provide our residents with some relief, we have made these cooling centers available for those in need of a location to cool off.”
Town of Oyster Bay pools – open to residents and their guests – are located at Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park, Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, Bethpage Community Park, Marjorie R. Post Community Park in Massapequa; and Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing. For more information on Town pools, visit www.oysterbaytown.com/pools. Pool facilities offer complimentary sunscreen stations courtesy of a partnership between the Town and Northwell Health.