Huntington to expand Mill Dam Park

February 9, 2017 by  

Huntington, New York, officials have approved the purchase of property adjacent to Mill Dam Park, and are working on finalizing two more purchases.

According to Frank P. Petrone, the Town Supervisor, one long-term goal is to enlarge the park to make room for some of Huntington’s furry residents.

The park is near the Town Hall, harbor master, and sewer plant, which makes it an excellent spot for expanding the pet adoption center. Petrone backs this idea, since the one now in use needs so much repair that building a new one is probably more practical. Petrone cautioned that there are no firm plans for such a center yet, and officials are just talking about ideas. However, he is enthusiastic about it, saying that in terms of noise prevention, the center would be state-of-the-art, with improved outdoor runs and spaces. He also thinks the location in the expanded park would work well. At present, Huntington’s animal shelter is located in East Northport, so moving it to Mill Dam Park would make sense, and increase the center’s accessibility.

Mill Dam Park comprises about 40 acres and includes playgrounds and boccia facilities, as well as lighted softball fields and comfort stations that are easily accessible.

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