Cuomo announces $65M plan to revitalize Jones Beach

The plan is one of the largest investments in any New York State park ever made. (3/20/14)

JONES BEACH - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans today to make $65 million in improvements to Jones Beach as it marks its 85th anniversary this year.

The five-year plan includes multiple new food venues and more space for recreational activities.

An adventure play area with a zipline, rock climbing wall and splash pads will replace the current pitch and putt golf course. The Central Mall will also get a facelift - fixing the mosaic and fountain and adding a garden.

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The project is expected to bring more than 620 jobs.

The state is planning a public meeting in May to get feedback before going forward.

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