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Did you know the Town of North Hempstead Parks Department is offering reduced fees to Manorhaven and Whitney Pond Park for income-qualified participants? The goal of the reduced fee program is to minimize financial barriers for TONH residents seeking to participate in programs and access facility amenities at Manorhaven and Whitney Pond Park.

Locations that offer the Fee Assistance Program:

Manorhaven Pool

Whitney Pond Park

Who is eligible for this program?

  1. Must be a resident of the Town of North Hempstead; and,
  2. Enrolled in free/reduced lunch with your school district; or
  3. Enrolled in a Federal or State assistance program; or,
  4. Meets the following household income guidelines:


Family Size

Monthly Gross Income*

Annual Gross Income*

























Each additional person



*Chart information is based upon SNAP Standards effective October 1, 2023.


Fee Assistance Discount:

60% off Original Fee

Applicants must provide

  • proof of income.
  • proof of residency
  • proof of identification.


Applicants must provide one of the following materials for proof of income

  • A School District Free or Reduced lunch letter from the current school year.
  • Proof of current State or Federal Assistance, including but not limited to:
    • Medicaid (we do not accept copies of Medicaid cards as proof of coverage)
    • SNAP (Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program) (EBT cards are not acceptable proof)
    • SSI (Supplementary Security Income)
    • SSDI (Social Security Disability Income)
    • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) (WIC cards are not acceptable proof)
    • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
    • CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program)
  • Social Security
    • If Social Security is the only form of income and no tax return is filed, you can submit your approval letter or submit a copy of your most recent Form SSA-1099 or SSA-1042.
  • Tax Return
    • A copy of your most recent tax return (Form 1040, 1040a, or 1040ez).
    • We will be accepting 2022 Tax Returns until July 31, 2024. After that time, we will only be accepting 2023 Tax Returns.

Applicants must provide one of the following materials for proof of residency.

  • Free/Reduced Lunch Letter
  • SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Letter
  • Current Utility Bill (Gas, Electric, Water, Cable or Telephone)
  • Two (2) Pieces of Mail with your Name and Address

Applications must provide one of the following materials as proof of identification(for all individuals on membership over the age of 18)

  • State or Federal Government issued identification (i.e., Driver’s License, Non-Driver’s ID, Passport)
  • Applicants must be 18+


Apply Online (English)

Download and print application (English)

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