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Updates on status of LI's state parks

The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Friday updated the status of Long Island's state parks, as the region continues to recover from superstorm Sandy.

Parks that are open:

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Belmont State Park, Brentwood State Park, Montauk Downs, Montauk Point State Park, Camp Hero, Hither Hills, Hither Woods, Shadmoor, Amsterdam Beach, Nissequogue, Walt Whitman and Valley Stream

Parks that are partially open:

Bethpage State Park - Clubhouse and tennis facilities, as well as the back nine of the yellow course, are open. The green course and the rest of yellow are expected to reopen Saturday, with red course opening anticipated for Nov. 23. The rest of the park is closed as it's being used as a LIPA staging area.

Caleb Smith - Trails remain closed.

Captree State Park - Still closed are concession building and bait and tackle shop; launch areas are limited; main dock is open, but no access to fishing/overlook piers.

Caumsett - Equestrian Center open, trails and fishing access road closed.

Connetquot - Most trails closed, but open are education program in main building, Grist Mill area, main walking trail to hatchery.

Heckscher - Access park at main entrance toll plaza only, all trails closed.

Hempstead - Open are Field 3 and tennis and basketball courts. Closed is Field 1, being used by LIPA crews.

Jones Beach - Open are Field 2 and West End II, where portable toilets are available; facility building in Field 2 closed.

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park - Closed are all walking trails and east wing of Camellia House.

Sunken Meadow State Park - Red course (9 holes) and driving range open; green course tentatively to open Nov. 20.

Parks that are closed:

Brookhaven State Park, Wildwood, Robert Moses State Park, Orient Beach.

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