FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2021
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Town Announces Reduced Fee Program for Income-Qualified Participants at Manorhaven Beach Park and Whitney Pond Park Pools
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Town Council Member Mariann Dalimonte, and the Town Board unanimously approved a program that offers reduced fees to Manorhaven Beach Park and Whitney Pond Park pools for income-qualified participants. This initiative was launched in an effort to make Town facilities accessible to all despite fiscal challenges local families may be facing.
“With summer quickly approaching and temperatures on the rise, we wanted to provide a way to minimize financial barriers and provide all residents with the opportunity to participate in pool activities,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “We hope this program will allow more Town residents to enjoy our beautiful pool facilities.”
“We are excited to be able to offer this program to help all our residents visit a pool this summer,” said Council Member Mariann Dalimonte. “I would like to thank Executive Director of Littig House, Lynette Batts along with Summer Together for their continued advocacy for this program.”
As part of the program, residents of the Town of North Hempstead who are enrolled in a free or reduced lunch with their school district, enrolled in a Federal or State assistance program; meet SNAP monthly gross income and annual gross income thresholds are qualified for a 60% off facility membership. Individuals who are interested in participating in the program must provide a proof of income, residency, and identification.
Manorhaven Beach Park pool is open daily Saturday, June 19 to Friday, August 20 at 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. From Saturday, August 21 to Monday, September 6, the pool will be open from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m.
Whitney Pond Park Pool is open daily Saturday, June 26 – Friday, August 20 at 9 a.m. through 7 p.m.
For an application, eligibility requirements, and more information about the program call 311 or visit: www.northhempsteadny.gov/reducedfee