New Adventure Park Planned for Jones Beach
An adventure course at Jones Beach State Park is scheduled to open at the beachfront attraction in 2019. WildPlay Element Parks will install the gravity-defying East Mall Adventure Course, facing the Atlantic Ocean.
There are plenty more thrill-seeking destinations on Long Island. Check out these spots for little (and big) adrenaline junkies in your house. Or visit another state park on Long Island and embark on an adventure of your own.
Satisfy your adrenalin rush amid the majesty of Long Island's most-visited state park.
The latest addition to newly renovated Jones Beach State Park, WildPlay is among a group of projects endorsed in September 2018 by the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council. The $1.5-million project will include rope courses, a 40-foot tall zip line and pathways and play areas for visitors of all ages. See the attached renderings and let your mind run wild.
The outdoor adventure course will challenge visitors to conquer their fear of heights and physical ability, all while offering sweeping ocean views. So get ready to muster up some courage and see what you can do.
The adventure park will sit in the shadow of the boardwalk.
The park is scheduled to open in spring 2019 as an add-on to several other attractions at the seaside oasis. Walk or bike the smooth-planked boardwalk or brave the ocean waves via body or boogie boarding. Equipment for lawn games such as ping pong, corn hole, bocce ball, paddle ball and shuffleboard are available for a nominal fee and equipment deposit. Shoot for a hole-in-one at the mini golf course. Don't leave the park without checking out the newly added splash pad across from the Boardwalk Café. And the remodeled playground area near Field 4 is perfect for some ninja obstacle course fun. There's also a nature center, fishing pier, Olympic-sized pool and free outdoor concerts and movies throughout the summer—score!
Less than 20 miles from New York City, Jones Beach is accessible by car and public transportation. Driving from the west, take the Grand Central Parkway / Northern State Parkway east to the Meadowbrook State Parkway south (Exit 38), then follow the signs for Jones Beach. From the east, take Sunrise Highway west to Robert Moses Causeway, then follow Ocean Parkway west to Jones Beach. Visitors can also take the Long Island Railroad to Freeport station and catch the N88 bus directly to the beach. Parking is $10 per car during the season or purchase an Empire Pass for $80 to park at most state parks.
Renderings courtesy of WildPlay Element Parks