Huntington officials announce spray park

October 23, 2017 by  

Recently, Huntington officials held a ceremony at Elwood Park to announce plans to create a spray park in the town.

The facility will be located in Elwood Park, so it seemed appropriate to make the announcement in that location. A kindergarten class, along with members of the community and town officials, were all on hand to hear the details of the park.

The new facility will comprise 2,500 square feet overall, with 1,600 square feet available for active play. The park will resemble the spray park at the Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve in Smithtown, and will feature six benches, a shade structure, a four-foot chain-link, vinyl-coated fence, and a memorial trellis bearing the name of the facility. The Huntington park will be named for Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, a late New York City police officer.

Tuozzolo lived near Huntington, and town officials discussed idea for the facility with his widow, Lisa, who was invited to share her ideas for the park, some of which were included in the design. Lisa and her sons, Joseph and Austin, attended the announcement ceremony.

Town officials are moving ahead with the project, and hope to have the park open by July 1, 2018.

Officials behind such projects often work with a banner printing company to create colorful banners, which are sturdy and work well outdoors, to decorate the venue.

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