Jones Beach is open from late May to early September for swimming, but exact dates change yearly. The park recommends calling its office to confirm hours before visiting, The current phone number for the park is (516) 785-1600. Traditionally, the park is open from Memorial Day through Columbus day.
A full schedule of park hours and events can be found on nysparks.com. Special events at the park, such as the famous Bethpage Air Show that takes place every year on Memorial Day weekend, are scheduled year-round. The park does charge a vehicle use fee to enter. As of 2015, parking fees are $8 during the off season and $10 during the swimming season.