Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the fall schedule for all Suffolk County Department of Parks facilities. The new adjustments made to the scheduling are designed to drive visitors with new permits and time incentives for wide ranges of activities.
When asked about the scheduling changes, Bellone said, “These new adjustments are part of our continued commitment to expand recreational access and bring more visitors to our outdoor facilities.”
Bellone continued, “Whether you enjoy archery, horseback riding or one of the many annual events hosted at our facilities, Suffolk County parks have something for everyone.”
For the first time in Suffolk County, all campgrounds, with the exceptions of Shirley’s Smith Point and Southaven County Park, will remain open through Veterans Day. Smith Point will be closed on October 31 for the Annual Girl Scouts Lights Show and Southaven County Park will close on November 5 for the Suffolk County Junior Hunting Program.
Parking fees have been suspended for all county parks until Memorial Day 2019. County golf courses’ twilight fees will take effect at 2 PM and are applied to Bergen Point in West Babylon, Indian Island in Riverhead, Timber Point in Great River, and West Sayville. Fall group horseback riding permits will also be available for beach horseback riding. Finally, archery permits are now for sale and the archery season will run from October 1 through January 31, 2019. Archery deer hunting is available in 40 different county parkland locations.