Cuomo announces $65M plan to revitalize 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

The plan is one of the largest investments in any New York State park ever made.

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.

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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