Letter: Enforce Jones Beach parking rules

Young people stand on the outskirts of the

Young people stand on the outskirts of the Nikon Theater to catch some of the songs by One Direction in concert at Jones Beach in Wantagh. (June 28, 2013) (Credit: Jessica Earnshaw)

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Now that summer is in full swing and the concerts at Jones Beach have started, let us hope that the Long Island State Parks and Recreation Commission and its police force are better prepared for parking for those concerts.

Parking is usually not a hassle for most concerts, but when it comes to Jimmy Buffet, it becomes a nightmare. I have had problems the last two years running. Buffet's fans get there early and tailgate for the whole day. They bring with them floats, trailers, pirate ships, buses and other large equipment that sometimes takes up to 10 spaces. They also bring mini-stoves and take up several spaces for that and chairs.

Because of this, in 2011, we had to park in one of the reserve fields and walk. Going to the concert was not a problem, but on the way back, it was dark, and we were forced to walk across Ocean Parkway and go around the West Bath House.

I am by no means a party popper. All I am asking is that if his fans want to party when Jimmy comes, how about thinking about other people and give us a chance to park and also enjoy the concert? As for the park police, how about enforcing the rules?

Alan Drew Davidson, Levittown

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