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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Parks, Playgrounds and Beach Uses

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Date: May 21, 2020

From: Southold Town Supervisor Scott A. Russell

Re: Parks, Playgrounds and Beach Uses


Effective Thursday, May 21, 2020, the following conditions shall be in place:

Beach, Road End and Boat Ramp use continues to be restricted to “Residents Only”. All vehicles must have a “Resident Parking” permit displayed. This requirement will be strictly enforced. For residents who have not yet been able purchase a permit, they are available from the Drive-Through building at the Southold Town Annex (the former Capital One Building) on Route 25 in Southold. Hours are Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day Monday from 9am until 3pm.  Parking stickers that were to expire on December 31, 2019 shall be valid until June 14, 2020.

There will be no lifeguards on duty and bathrooms will not be opened before June 27, 2020.  Social distancing guidelines shall be maintained at all times.

Masks are required at all times on the beach unless stationary on a blanket, chair, towel, etc. or during swimming.

Gatherings on the beach shall be members of the same household only. Gatherings in the water are prohibited.

Parks/ Playgrounds:

Parks and preserves will continue to be open for passive use.

A limited number of tennis courts and pickle ball courts will be open for public use, subject to the restrictions, requirements and prohibitions posted on site.

*All team, league or club organized games/competitions are prohibited per NYS mandate.

All other courts/ball fields, and playground equipment will remain closed per NYS mandate.

No bathroom facilities, benches, tables or water fountains will be available for use at any of the parks.

Masks or social distancing of no less than 6 feet must be adhered to at all times on all properties. 

All residents must carry a mask at all times while on any town property.

Those who do not adhere to the rules are subject to removal from any park or beach. 

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