January 25th, 2017 – Islip Town officials authorized the contract to begin restoring the grounds of Roberto Clemente Park, having approved the required RFP at the January 24th Town Board meeting.
Many firms submitted proposals for the work, and Town officials are encouraged at the quality of plans that were put forth. This first stage of the project will involve bringing in soil, used to restore the original gradient of the park. This step will finally allow further development to continue. The work will be constantly supervised by the Town to ensure that the park is restored efficiently and safely.
“The Town is moving ahead with plans to return this park back to our communities as quickly as possible, while ensuring that any work is completed to our exacting standards,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “As the backfill portion of the restoration is proceeding, we are looking ahead to the other projects for Roberto Clemente Park, including the Spray Park, whose funding has been secured by Assemblyman Phil Ramos.”
Updates on the progress of the restoration of Roberto Clemente Park will continue to be posted to the Town’s website, which can be viewed here.
The removal of materials at Roberto Clemente Park has been completed and has met the requirements of the State DEC and the Town. Additionally, the State DEC has approved the Town’s restoration plan for the former soccer field area.
On December 13, the Town conducted a walk-through at Roberto Clemente Park for prospective bidders. Bids are due back on Thursday, December 22. The Town expects to move rapidly through the evaluation process, and have a proposed contract before the Town Board at the January Town Board meeting. Once mobilized, this project should move forward in an expeditious manner. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, or severe winter weather, there is a reasonable expectation that Roberto Clemente Park will re-open and welcome residents back to the park in the summer of 2017. With the necessary approvals already in place, and the restoration underway, the Town is advancing its long term phases. Periodic updates will be provided at Town Board meetings and on the Town’s website, as we move forward, including outlining the various phases of the redevelopment of the park.
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