Jones Beach State Park is exceptional. There was nothing like it when the park opened in 1929 and it remains one of the greatest civic achievements of the twentieth century. Designed by Robert Moses for ordinary people, Jones Beach was far from ordinary. It provided a spectacular oceanfront setting, outstanding architecture, beautiful landscapes, and world-class recreational facilities all for the price of a parking fee. In its heyday, Jones Beach was truly “a day at the beach.”
While the park continues to deliver a great seaside experience, it has diminished significantly over the years due to deferred maintenance. As a premiere park in the State System, Jones Beach always demanded special attention and current fiscal realities indicate that the Parks Department simply cannot keep up with its needs. That’s where Jones Beach Rescue, an all-volunteer organization, comes in. We believe future generations deserve no less than the Jones Beach Robert Moses planned for us. We are committed to restoring and enhancing the park’s historic and natural resources. Project by project, through fundraising, education, and advocacy we will work with the Regional Office of the New York State Parks Department to recapture the greatness of Jones Beach. We invite you to help us make that mission real.
Jones Beach Rescue is fiscally sponsored by the Open Space Institute, Inc., as part of its Citizen Action Program.