Saladino Extends Pool, Beach Hours and Opens Cooling Centers This Week to Help Residents ‘Beat the Heat’

Saladino Extends Pool, Beach Hours and Opens Cooling Centers This Week to Help Residents ‘Beat the Heat’

With high temperatures and humidity impacting the region throughout the week, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board announce that hours of operation at all Town pools and TOBAY Beach, including the TOBAY Spray Park, will be extended through the weekend, beginning Tuesday, July 19th, through Sunday, July 24th. 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 during high temperatures like those estimated for this coming week.”


All pool facilities will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 19th, through Sunday, July 24th, including:

  • Marjorie Post Community Park in Massapequa
  • Syosset-Woodbury Community Park
  • Bethpage Community Park
  • Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park
  • Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing


Swimming at TOBAY Beach will remain open until 6 p.m., from Tuesday, July 19th, through Sunday, July 24th. The TOBAY Spray Park will also be open during the week until 6 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on the weekend.


Additionally, Cooling Centers will be available Tuesday, July 19th, through Sunday, July 24th, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the following facilities:

  • Marjorie Post Park Skate House, Unqua Road & Merrick Road, Massapequa
  • Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 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 Pool facilities offer complimentary sunscreen stations courtesy of a partnership between the Town and Northwell Health.