CARMEL, NY – With the blue green algae issue forcing the closure of Tonetta Lake Beach in the Town of Southeast, County Executive MaryEllen Odell, with support from Legislators Joseph Castellano and Paul Jonke, has decided to allow Southeast residents with Tonetta Lake beach passes the ability to use Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, located on Gipsy Trail Road in the Town of Kent, for free as an alternative while the beach is closed.
“The county has received many requests for a substitute option while their local town beach is closed,” said County Executive Odell. “While this solution does not remedy the blue green algae issue, it provides the residents access to a lake that is open and ready to be used.”
Odell has also offered Kent residents with Lake Carmel permits free use of the beach at Veterans Memorial Park. The beach is open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every day through Labor Day.