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)