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Sandy Hook Beaches Open for Memorial Weekend

May 23, 2013
Press Release

Pallone Instrumental in Securing More Than $37 Million for Park’s Repairs

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone announced that all beaches will be open for Memorial Day weekend at Sandy Hook, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service. 

“New Jerseyans and visitors have been enjoying the beaches of Sandy Hook for generations, and I’m thrilled that they are once again open for all to enjoy,” said Congressman Pallone. “The road to full recovery is a long one, and the reopening of Sandy Hook’s beaches is a significant step in the process and one more sign of New Jersey’s strength and resilience.”

Pallone has taken a lead in the Sandy Hook recovery process since the storm hit, and he worked directly with the National Park Service to ensure that needs were tended to with urgency.  Critical to the recovery, Pallone was instrumental in securing over $37 million in federal funding for Sandy Hook to repair roads, buildings, trails, beaches, utilities and equipment.  Pallone monitored the recovery and toured Sandy Hook multiple times to assess damage and progress. 

Pallone proudly cut the ribbon on May 1, 2013 when parts of Sandy Hook officially reopened to the public.