Signs of summer: Stone Harbor sets beach, skate park policies

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STONE HARBOR — The Stone Harbor Borough Council established policies for the borough’s beachfront and for the skate park, six weeks before Memorial Day weekend.

Council unanimously passed a resolution during the Tuesday, April 17 council meeting that established the protected bathing beaches for the summer.

Protected bathing beaches will again be at 81st, 83rd, 86th, 87th, 90th, 93rd-96th, 100th, 102nd, 103rd, 105th, 108th, 110th, 112th, 113th, 116th, 117th, 120th, and 122nd streets. There are no changes from the protected bathing beaches established last summer. In addition, the use of surfboards will only be permitted at 81st Street and 110th Street beaches; kayaks will be permitted only at the 122nd - 126th Street beaches. Rafts and body boards will be permissible at all protected beaches with the exception of 81st, 86th, 105th, 110th, 112th, and 122nd street beaches.

Beach tags will be required in Stone Harbor daily from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, Sept. 3. The public will be able to walk leashed dogs on the Stone Harbor beaches from 7 p.m. until sunset between 80th Street and 122nd Street. Leashed dogs may be walked on the beach starting June 1 and ending Sept. 30. Unleashed dogs are not permitted on the borough’s beachfront, according to officials.

Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters will join the Stone Harbor Beach Patrol by unlocking the Atlantic Ocean during a special event 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24, the 95th Street beach.

The Stone Harbor Department of Recreation is making preparations for a busy summer at the municipal skate board park located at 81st Street and Second Avenue, according to borough officials. The park will be staffed starting June 11 and ending Sept. 3 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Daily, weekly, and seasonal passes are for sale to use the Stone Harbor skate park.

The Stone Harbor Museum will also reopen for the summer on Memorial Day weekend. The museum, on 93rd Street between Second and Third Avenues, is free.


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