Town of Hempstead residents will pay $2 more to park at several Lido Beach and Point lookout beaches.
Town Board officials voted 6-0 Tuesday to increase the parking fee for residents from $8 to $10 per car at Lido Beach Town Park, Lido West Town Park, Town Park at Sands, and Town Park at Point Lookout, reported Newsday.
The fee remains $20 for nonresidents at Lido Beach Town Park and $25 at Lido West, Sands, and Point Lookout.
“Hempstead Town’s most recent modest adjustment on beach parking brings our township in line with other state and municipal beaches,” town spokeswoman Susan Trenkle-Pokalsky said, according to the report. “In fact, fees at some local municipalities are significantly higher.”
All Town of Hempstead operated beaches will open for the season this weekend.
Lifeguards will be on duty weekends and holidays only through June 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From June 23 to Sept. 1, beaches will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Parking fees will be collected every day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. when beaches are open.