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Happy Birthday, Jones Beach!

On August 4, 1929, Jones Beach State Park was officially opened, in a ceremony held by then-New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Today, Jones Beach marks the 90th anniversary of its opening by lowering its parking fee from $10.00 to 50 cents, a price reflective of yesteryear! Which means if you want to get on the beach, you better leave from now: Make your way down the Wantagh State Parkway in Nassau County, and get on line!

I used to go there as a kid with my sister and my cousins Sandy and Michael, anytime I visited my Aunt Joan and Uncle Al, who lived in Bellmore, Long Island. Memories... of hot sand, huge waves, and family fun in the sun!