The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has begun the removal of surface cement riprap from a former Coast Guard Station within Gilgo Beach State Park. In addition, pilings that protrude from the sand will be cut at or just below the sand level and removed.
This cleanup is in response to beachfront safety concerns, as well as the possibility that this debris accelerated erosion within this area.
State Parks staff and equipment from Jones Beach, Robert Moses and the State Park Infrastructure fund work crew are being utilized, consisting of loaders, an excavator and dump trucks. It is anticipated that this project will be complete within 4 to 5 weeks.
Motorists are asked to exercise caution along the Ocean Parkway in the vicinity of the park. Occasional road closures may occur.
Gilgo Beach State Park is located in Suffolk County, off of the Ocean Parkway, west of Captree State Park.