What's new at Jones Beach and other state parks on Long Island

LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- Jones Beach State Park features more than 6 miles of white-sand beach and 2 miles of boardwalk drawing some 6 million visitors each year.

A 20-million dollar new Boardwalk Cafe slated to open at Jones Beach in time for the July Fourth weekend.

Steps away, there's a new playground for kids of all ages to splash around in.

Running or walking along the Ocean Parkway Path will be a new experience. The path's being extended. It'll stretch for another 2 and-a-half miles from the end of the current boardwalk, spanning the full length of the park.

Would you like to spend your vacation in a state park with all the comforts of home?

This weekend, the first vacation cottages opened at Wildwood State Park. Right, now you'll find 7 cottages. Three more will be available July Fourth.

Heckscher State Park will also debut 5 brand new cottages Independence Day weekend with 10 more set to open next spring.

If you want to swing into summer with a round of golf, check out the updated course at Sunken Meadow State Park.

The state spent 3 million dollars sprucing-up the greens, fairways and bunkers along with the clubhouse.

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