The Town of Babylon is reducing the price on its beach and park permits heading into this summer.

The permits, which go on sale June 1 at the Phelps Lane pool in North Babylon, will now be the following prices:

  • Resident recreation permits: $35 (normally $45)
  • Seniors, volunteer firefighter and veteran recreation permits: $15 (normally $20). Volunteer firefighters and veterans must have a valid ID at time of purchase.

“By reducing fees, we are able to give our residents a little relief while also collecting the necessary funding to keep our facilities clean and well-staffed for our visitors,” the town wrote on Facebook.

To purchase, town residents must show a valid driver license, car registration and tax/utility bill with a matching address in the Town of Babylon. 

The passes will be required for access at Overlook Beach, Cedar Beach, and Gilgo Beach beginning June 6 and Cedar Beach Marina and Campground starting June 26. 

Non-residents will not have access to all town facilities, including beaches, for the foreseeable future.

Here are some new procedural changes from the town on the permit buying process: 

  • Permits will only be sold at the Phelps Lane Pool for the entire season 
  • Permits will not be sold at Tanner Park or the Cedar Beach Marina at any point during the summer.
  • Permits will be on sale from noon to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • Wearing masks/face coverings is required to purchase a permit to keep both you and our employees safe. NO MASK = NO SALE.
  • Residents must remain in their car for the entirety of the transaction. Please have all relevant documentation and your credit card within arms reach before pulling into the lot.

Top: People swimming at Gilgo Beach last summer (credit: Shannon Miller)