Children's Summer Recreation Program
TENNIS COURT AND BASKETBALL COURT RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Ribbon Cutting on Saturday May 23, 2015
L-R - Trustee Squicciarino, Dep Mayor Montreuil, Mayor Lofaro,
State Senator Jack Martins, Trustee Barbieri, Parks and Rec Chairman Pallisco
Parks and Recreation
Memorial Park Reconstruction Is Completed
Over the past year, we have been reporting on our plans and our efforts to complete a much needed capital improvement project at Memorial Park. We are pleased to report that the Park reconstruction has not only been completed but it has been completed four weeks ahead of schedule.
The project began in late March with the demolition of the tennis and basketball courts and the walkway around the perimeter of the Park and in front of the concession stand. These sites were then re-graded for correct slope; new drainage drywells and posts with concrete footings were installed; and asphalt was put down. Sealant, line painting, and decorative paint was applied to the courts and a new perimeter fence along the walkway was installed.
The construction was handled by Metro Paving, located in West Babylon. In February, Metro Paving was awarded the winning bid at $239,000, which includes materials, labor, and construction. Expenses associated with design and engineering is expected to be under $40,000 That brings the total projected cost to $279,000. To offset this cost, the Village has $200,000 available in capital improvement grants from NYS Senator Jack Martins and $75,000 set aside from prior budget years. Although there are bills still outstanding, we remain confident that the actual cost to the Village for this capital improvement project will remain within budget.
We are pleased that the reconstruction has been completed just in time for everyone to enjoy summer events and activities in Memorial Park. We appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation during the reconstruction project.
The Village Parks and Recreation Commission is pleased to offer our extremely popular Children’s Summer Recreation Program to be held at Memorial Park. Children between the ages of 6 through 12 will be treated to hours of fun and enjoyment. The large shelter at Memorial Park provides a sun-free setting for games and entertainment.
The Program will run Monday through Thursday for five weeks beginning on Monday, July 6 through Thursday, August 6. Children will be divided into two age specific sessions. Children ages 6 - 8 will attend the morning session from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Youth between the ages of 9 - 12 will attend the afternoon session from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. All activities will be geared to the appropriate age groups. The Park Field Office will be closed for lunch between the hours of 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM and no supervision will be available during that period.
Registration will be held at Village Hall on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please bring a completed application for each child along with proof of residency (tax bill, utility bill, etc.) A 1 inch by 1.5 inch photo of your child is also required. If you have more than one child to register, blank application forms will be available on the day of registration. This program is provided free of charge to Village residents. Non-village residents in the 11040 zip code are eligible, pending availability, with a $100 registration fee per child.
The Village Parks and Recreation Commission is confident that this Program will provide your children with some great summer entertainment and encourage you to have your children participate.
Click on photo for the 2015 application
Boys Basketball Clinic
at Memorial Park
being played at the refurbished court at Memorial Park
Memorial Park and Nuzzi Field are open from sunrise to sunset year-round except during extreme weather conditions such as heavy snow fall, ice, or dangerous wind conditions. Bathroom facilities are available throughout the year except during the winter months.
Memorial Park is located on Lincoln Avenue between Albert and William Streets.
Nuzzi Field is located on Stewart Avenue, next to the Department of Public Works Facilities.
Our Children’s Summer Recreation Program is open to Village children ages 6 through 12. The program is held at Memorial Park
Keep a watch for registration dates and more information on instructional clinics scheduled throughout the Summer and the Fall for the following sports:
· Flag Football
The basketball and tennis courts are now open at Memorial Park for Village residents. No fee to play. Court time for tennis and basketball is on a “first-come, first-served” basis.
Community volleyball games will be organized and scheduled in the evening one night every week during the summer. No teams are needed or required.
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