Eisenhower Park reopens to the public following T20 Cricket World Cup

Several residents shared their frustrations over paying memberships to use the pool, gym and jacuzzi but having no access for the duration of the World Cup.

Caroline Flynn

Jun 13, 2024, 10:07 AM

Updated 29 days ago

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For nearly two weeks, the T20 Cricket World Cup has caused road closures and restrictions near Eisenhower Park.
However, everything is now back to normal as it fully reopens to the public.
The 930-acre park is fully reopened, and crews will begin to dismantle the stadium that held 35,000 cricket fans. The permit holder is required to have the area back to normal by July 31.
Residents can now get back to sporting fields, the dog run and all three golf courses.
Nassau County residents like Cathy Betterly excitedly got back to exercising in the park.
"We walked Jones Beach, so it's not like we missed it. But this is our routine, and we love it, and we are happy to be back," she explained.
Maybe no one was more eager to get back to normal in Eisenhower Park than those who use the aquatic center. Several residents shared their frustrations over paying memberships to use the pool, gym and jacuzzi but having no access for the duration of the World Cup. They told News 12 they hope the county will do more to accommodate their needs should another big event come to the area.
Aquatic center member Rob Hess added, "Ice skaters were displaced, we were displaced for 12 days. And you know, think about who's there. Make provisions. We are paying your salaries. We are your patrons."
Swimmers were able to use the pool at Hofstra University but said the setup isn't as friendly to those who are handicapped.
Nassau County would not comment on the closures.


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