Need relief from this latest heat wave? Want to do something fun with the family this weekend that won’t break the bank? Help is on the way! The Town of Islip is opening a brand new spray park at Bay Shore Marina called “Shipwreck Cove” and on Saturday, June 26th from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. the Town will be hosting The Islip Beach Blast to celebrate.
The day begins with the ribbon cutting ceremony and ends with a Grucci Fireworks display (due to start at 8:30 p.m.). In between there will be tons of activities for the kids – a Treasure Hunt at Benjamin Beach, Field Day events, arts and crafts, face painting and sand castle building. Plus for the adults, there will be two bands playing – Barometer Soup, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band and Kutterz playing Jamaican style music.
Then there is the star of the day, Shipwreck Cove Spray Park! There’s water constantly spraying, two small water slides side by side (who can make it down first!), a barrel that fills with water then LOOK OUT BELOW!!! The kids can stay cool and have fun here all summer long beginning Saturday. Even the little ones will be able to join in – the water is only 6 inches deep and there will be certified lifeguards on hand.
Shipwreck Cove is located at Bay Shore Marina on South Clinton Avenue (from Main Street/Montauk Highway turn south at the South Shore YMCA then keep going until you get to the Marina). If you are a member of the Town of Islip Pools, admission here is included in your membership. Otherwise, the price for admission is $5 per person ages 4 and up for Town of Islip resident with a Recreation Card, $7 per person ages 4 and up for Town of Islip resident without a Recreation Card, $10 per person ages 4 and up for non-Town of Islip residents. Seniors who have a senior citizen card pay $1.50 and kids 3 and under regardless of what town they are from are free. If you are not a Town of Islip resident and would like to become one (there’s no better time than right now!), call Netter Real Estate 631-661-5100.
The normal hours of operation for the rest of the summer will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. And the same admission fees apply.
Don’t you just love living on Long Island?!?!?!
PS: They are predicting good weather for Saturday but just in case it rains, the rain date is Sunday, June 27th.