Popular New York Beach Celebrates 90th Anniversary
One of New York's most popular beaches has been around for 90 years and celebrated with prices from 1929. Jones Beach turned 90 on Sunday and instead of $10 for parking, patrons were charged just 50 cents.
The celebration also featured a 400-pound birthday cake, 9,990 cupcakes and a series of performances and historical commemorations all weekend. New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt formally dedicated the park on August 4th, 1929.
More than six million people a year visit Jones Beach and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2005. More than $100 million in improvements have been completed since 2011 with more work on the way. Projects are expected to be completed sometime in 2020.
Happy Birthday, Jones Beach!