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Encyclopedia > Jones Beach State Park
Wantagh Parkway approach to Jones Beach. Centered is the Jones Beach Water Tower.
Wantagh Parkway approach to Jones Beach. Centered is the Jones Beach Water Tower.

Jones Beach State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of New York. It is located in southern Nassau County, in the hamlet of Wantagh, on Jones Beach Island, a barrier island linked to Long Island by the Meadowbrook Parkway and Wantagh Parkway across the Great South Bay. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 471 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1728 × 2200 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 471 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1728 × 2200 pixel, file size: 2. ... State park is a term used in the United States and in Mexico for an area of land preserved on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, recreation, or other reason, and under the administration of the government of a U.S. state or one of the states of Mexico. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... NY redirects here. ... Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... Wantagh is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Nassau County, New York. ... Jones Beach Island Jones Beach Island is a barrier island off the southern coast of Long Island in the U.S. state of New York. ... Sand bars in the Mississippi River at Arkansas and Mississippi A bar is a linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. ... Map showing Long Island; to the north is Connecticut and to the west are New York City and New Jersey. ... The Meadowbrook State Parkway is part of the Long Island State Parkway System, running half the length of central Nassau County, New York from North to South. ... The Wantagh State Parkway is a parkway on Long Island, New York that links the Ocean Parkway at Jones Beach State Park with the Northern State Parkway in Westbury. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The park is renowned for its excellent beaches, 6.5 mi (10 km) in length, facing the open Atlantic Ocean and furnishes one of the most popular summer recreational locations for the New York City area. It is the most popular and heavily visited beach on the East Coast , estimated that over eight million people per year visit the Beach. New York, NY redirects here. ... East Coast can refer to: East Coast of the United States East Coast hip hop East Coast Park East-coast liberal East Coast Railway East Coast Akalat East Coast bias East Coast Music Awards East Coast Bays East Coast Main Line East Coast Greenway East Coast Parkway East Coast Swing...


Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, an outdoor arena in the park, is a popular musical concert venue. The park also has a 2 mi (3.2 km) long boardwalk, as well as dining and catering facilities that are popular sites for private parties and weddings. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater is an outdoor ampitheatre, located at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, New York. ... Photograph of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, USA, taken August 2003. ...

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Development by Robert Moses

The park was created during the administration of Robert Moses as President of the Long Island State Park Commission (for which he wrote the legislation in 1923) as part of the development of state parks and parkways on Long Island. Moses' first major public project, Jones Beach State Park is considered to be one of the most beautiful parks in the world, free from housing developers and private clubs, and instead is open for the general public. Several homes on High Hill Beach were barged further down the island to West Gilgo Beach to make room for the park. Built in the 1920s, many of its buildings and facilities feature Art Deco architecture. In the center of a traffic circle that he planned as a terminus for the Wantagh State Parkway, Moses ordered the construction of an Italianate-style water tower to serve as a central feature of the park. The park is named after Major Thomas Jones of Massapequa, a Long Island landowner in the early 1700s. Robert Moses with a model of his proposed Battery Bridge Robert Moses (December 18, 1888–July 29, 1981) was the master builder of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, and other suburbs. ... The Long Island State Park Commission was created in 1924 by the New York State Legislature to build and operate parks and parkways on Long Island. ... State park is a term used in the United States and in Mexico for an area of land preserved on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, recreation, or other reason, and under the administration of the government of a U.S. state or one of the states of Mexico. ... For other uses, see Parkway (disambiguation). ... West Gilgo Beach is a small private gated community located in the Town of Babylon in Suffolk County, New York. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Columbus Circle, New York City, NY; site of the first traffic circle in the United States completed in 1905 DeSoto Fountain sits in the center of a traffic circle in the city of Coral Gables, Florida. ... The Wantagh State Parkway is a parkway on Long Island, New York that links the Ocean Parkway at Jones Beach State Park with the Northern State Parkway in Westbury. ... The mushroom-shaped concrete water tower of Roihuvuori in Helsinki, Finland was built in the 1970s. ... Massapequa is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) located in Nassau County, New York. ...


Jones Beach's West End features a nature preserve named after Theodore Roosevelt and a designated surfing area, which is open by permit only to stargazers and fisherman at night.


Transportation

Jones Beach Toll Plaza on Wantagh Parkway
Jones Beach Toll Plaza on Wantagh Parkway

Jones Beach is accessible by car, boat, bicycle, and in the summer season by bus. Most visitors arrive by car via the Meadowbrook State Parkway or the Wantagh State Parkway. A significant portion of visitors take the LIRR to Freeport and then a bus to Jones Beach. Boaters often anchor on the bay side of Jones Beach, especially at night during a show such as the fireworks show on July 4. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 403 pixel Image in higher resolution (840 × 423 pixel, file size: 292 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jones Beach State... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 403 pixel Image in higher resolution (840 × 423 pixel, file size: 292 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jones Beach State... The Meadowbrook State Parkway is part of the Long Island State Parkway System, running half the length of central Nassau County, New York from North to South. ... The Wantagh State Parkway is a parkway on Long Island, New York that links the Ocean Parkway at Jones Beach State Park with the Northern State Parkway in Westbury. ... An M3 railcar The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the L-I-double-R) is a commuter rail system serving the length of Long Island, New York, United States. ... Freeport is a village in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, USA, on the South Shore of Long Island. ... For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ...


A Greenway alongside the Wantagh State Parkway allows bicycling, skating or walking about 2 miles (3 km) from Cedar Creek County Park into the State Park. A similar route to Long Beach is under consideration. Nickname: The City by the Sea Location in the state of New York County Nassau County City Manager Edwin L. Eaton Area    - City 3. ...


As of 2006, parking costs $8.00, though a NY State Empire Passport can be used to park for free. The parking fees are usually charged until sundown. The six main public parking areas along the boardwalk can handle many as many as 250,000 visitors. The center parking fields are the busiest on summer weekends. Bicycle parking is free.


Facilities

There are a multiple concession stands along the boardwalk in season. A few of the larger concessions stay open past the main summer season.


The Boardwalk Cafe was a large restaurant with an expansive ocean view, built in 1968. It was demolished in 2005 due to erosion from the natural elements, and will be replaced. New construction of a multimillion ($30,000,000) dollar restaurant and catering hall are anticipated to be completed in 2008. The state will retain ownership and lease it for forty years to Donald Trump and Steven Carl, currently owner of Carlyle on the Green. It is scheduled to open in about 2009.[1] Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television personality and author. ...


Entertainment

Boardwalk Bandshell
Boardwalk Bandshell

Jones Beach Theater is host to many shows, including popular concerts. It is directly across the street from the ocean and is outdoors in an open natural environment. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 418 pixel Image in higher resolution (2110 × 1103 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 418 pixel Image in higher resolution (2110 × 1103 pixel, file size: 1. ...


A half a mile north of the beach is the 15,200 seat Nikon at Jones Beach Theater . This outdoor amphitheatre opened in 1952 and hosts numerous world famous musicians during the summer months. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater is an outdoor ampitheatre, located at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, New York. ... The Colosseum in Rome, Italy. ...


For the past three years, Jones Beach has hosted the New York Air Show during the last weekend of May.The air show is one of the largest in the United States, hosting 403,000 people over two-days during the 2006 air show. New York Air Show The New York Air Show at Jones Beach is held each Memorial Day Weekend at the Jones Beach State Park, located on Long Island in Wantagh, New York. ...


Trivia

  • Jones Beach Parking Fields can accommodate over 23,500 cars.
  • Parking Field 9 was closed in 1977 because of beach erosion. Formerly located east of Field 6 remnants can still be visible today.
  • In the film Final Destination , Jones Beach was mentioned numerous times and the main characters made a fictional visit to the beach.
  • William, Daniel, and Alec Baldwin were all lifeguards on Jones Beach.

Many stretches of the coastline of East Anglia, England, are prone to high rates of erosion, as illustrated by this collapsed section of the cliffs at Hunstanton, Norfolk. ... Final Destination is a 2000 horror film about a group of students who cheat death by avoiding a plane crash but must eventually pay the price; the plot was based on an unused X-Files episode (director James Wong had been a writer, producer and director of that series) and... Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 was a DC-7B departing from New York City to Richmond, Virginia. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK), originally known as Idlewild Airport, is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in southeastern New York City about 12 miles (19 km) from Lower Manhattan. ... Alexander Rae Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) Academy Award-nominated, Screen Actors Guild Award-winning, and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ...

See also

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater is an outdoor ampitheatre, located at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, New York. ... Jones Beach Island Jones Beach Island is a barrier island off the southern coast of Long Island in the U.S. state of New York. ... Robert Moses State Park - Long Island is state park of the U.S. state of New York. ... This is a list of state parks in the U.S. state of New York. ...

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Encyclopedia: Jones Beach State Park (674 words)
Jones Beach State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of New York.
State park is a term used in the United States and in Mexico for an area of land preserved on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, or other reason, and under the administration of the government of a U.S. state or one of the states of Mexico.
The park was created during the administration of Robert Moses as New York Parks Commissioner as part of the development of parks and parkways on Long Island.
Jones Beach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (134 words)
Jones Beach State Park in Nassau County, New York in the United States.
Jones Beach, NY is a village on the shore of Lake Ontario.
Jones Beach is Sinkyone Wilderness State Park in California in the United States.
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