Parking / Empire Passport

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General Parking is free for concert ticket holders in Field 5 (Zach's Bay) and $10.00 for all others
unless you purchase unlimited use
Empire Passport for $80 
weekdays fee is collected until 4pm - w/ends until 6pm
VIP LOT is #5A - for concerts you need a special ticket or VIP pass stamped VIP PARKING or PREMIER PARKING. This lot is desirable because it has a separate exit out to the Wantagh State Parkway. The main lot #5 you will experience a delay leaving the venue, due to the design of Jones Beach State Park this lot always experiences a bottleneck with only one exit onto the Ocean Parkway. Be prepared for standstill traffic leaving this lot.
CONCERTS usually end around 10:30 to 11PM, there's a midnight curfew at this State Park. No overnight parking allowed.

  ♫  Ample Special Needs / Handicap parking is available at the venue. For concerts, guests should follow the roadway signs on Bay Parkway(east) and use their Special Needs tag to enter the VIP/Special needs lot. The parking lot is designated as lot 5A inside the Jones Beach State park. Special Needs parking is based upon availability. Jones Beach Theater will make every effort to accommodate guests should special needs parking not be available. The VIP/Special Needs lot is controlled by New York State Park Police and is operated by our VIP staff during performances.   
  ♫  Busses, Campers, Limos, etc are able to park for free in the Main lot #5, based on space availability;  All overflow will park in Lot #4. There is designated space inside lot #5 for these vehicles. Motorcycles are free and have designated space in the VIP lot #5A. 
  ♫  Please Note: Doors open 1 hour before the show ♫

EmpirePassport     EmpirePass2018

2023 Digital Empire Pass
  NEW !  Available Online Only - We are now offering the option to purchase a Digital Empire Pass available for immediate use with an additional discount! Simply choose the digital option when you order, and you will receive your digital pass immediately. A QR code will be provided which can be scanned into the NY State Parks Explorer App, and the NYS Wallet AppLeaving New York State Parks. The digital pass is available for the 2023 Season Pass, Multi-Year Pass and Lifetime Pass.    For assistance with the NYS Wallet, please call 844-NYS-WALT (844-697-9258)

Your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State parks is the Empire Passport, providing unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of New York's State parks and recreational facilities for just $80!  Enjoy the forests, the seashore, the lakefronts in your state parks...every day if you like, through all of New York State's beautiful seasons. Walk, picnic, bike...bring as many friends as your car holds! The Passport provides access to most of the 176 state parks, 55 Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) forest preserve areas, as well as to boat launch sites, arboretums and park preserves. Available for only $80, the Passport can be used from April 1 to March 31 of the following year and pays for itself in 8 visits.  This may be used on a boat, motorcycle or a second passenger vehicle.

Old Info below they now have a digital pass.

  • The 2018 Empire Passport is valid now through March 31 2019. There is no discount if it is purchased in later months. It is not transferable and non-refundable.
  • Access is allowed for the decaled or pass holder .
  • The Empire Passport does not guarantee vehicle entry into the park. empire passport jones beach new york
  • Camping, golf, museum, historic site admission and other special activity fees are not included.
  • The Empire Passport is usable for passenger vehicles or any vehicle the holder is in.
  • The Empire Passport may be used while the holder is visiting the facility.
  • The Empire Passport may be permanently affixed as described below. It will be accepted if it's been altered in any way or is adhered with tape.
  • Cars - driver's side window, front or rear
  • Motorcycles - left side; prominently displayed
  • Boats - inside of hull in a protected, but visible area when the boat is the primary vehicle which would otherwise incur a fee to enter the facility. For boat launch sites the Empire Passport must be affixed to the vehicle towing the boat.
  • Clear protective covers for permanently affixing Empire Passports to motorcycles or boats without windshields are available free of charge upon request.
  • Replacement Empire Passports for sold, stolen, destroyed or damaged vehicles may be issued in person or by mail and requires:
  • A letter requesting replacement and explaining the circumstances of the loss;
  • The decal, or its fragments or scrapings (whenever possible, but always for a vehicle that has been sold or a leased vehicle that has been returned).
Empire Passport Sticker Placement
  • Proof of loss, sale or damage acceptable to the Office, such as a police report, insurance report, repair invoice, DMV report, bill of sale, etc. whenever possible, but always when the decal or fragments are not available;
  • Leased and rental car users must affix the Empire Passport and may obtain a free replacement as described above.
  • The Empire Passport is valid even if not permanently affixed to a window on the vehicle’s driver's side.

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